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Microsoft forces mobo upgraders to buy new licence, claim

This would be a new one on us
Wed Feb 22 2006, 09:49
A REPORT on Wikinews claims that Microsoft has changed the terms of its Windows OS agreement in a move which will force people who change mobos in machines to buy a new licence.

According to the report, the only exception to the change is for a swap out motherboard caused by defects - we guess like leaky capacitors.

Wiki said that Microsoft is getting its OEMs to enforce the rules and that a new licence is needed because the mobo defines a PC.

The article, here, gives no official comment from Microsoft. µ

* UPDATE See this Microsoft .DOC here. Scroll down to a question asking about upgrades.

 

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