Re: Vista install blue screens repeatedly



Funny you should mention that because that is in fact what MS does. For an example, see the following disclaimer for an example. It is from NewEgg. It is printed on the Specifications tab of the product description page for each OEM pack they sell.

"Disclaimer
Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings."

"Volund" <Volund@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:D11ABCC5-D432-40DF-89B3-FBD835F7A36A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks in regards to the RAM clerification

in regards to the OEM, microsoft should really regulate their distributors
more on that note, and require a bit more information, as it is very easy to
make the mistake I did, looking at several websites that sell OEM microsoft
software.

but hey, most people learn from their mistakes, and this is one I learned
from.

"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

The OEM system builder license is restricted in its use to system builders
who are building computers for sale to customers. The OEM sb license is not
an end user license. The purchaser of an OEM pack is not authorized to use
the software, only install it on a computer for sale.

A person who builds his own system is not a system builder under the terms
of the license since he intends to use the system himself and not sell it to
a customer. Since you cannot be your own customer, there is no way you can
purchase support. The purchaser of the OEM pack is obligated to provide
support to his customer.

The computer and the installed software are covered by the end user license
(consumer_oem EULA) installed on the hard drive and computer and software
are one indivisible product when the software is pre-installed on a system.
The consumer_oem EULA can be read on your Vista computer at
c:\windows\system32\license.

The OEM (System Builder) License can be read here if you do not still have
the OEM pack wrapper:
http://www.microsoft.com/oem/sblicense/default.mspx

.



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