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  1. #1


    Devin Somerton Guest

    Vista Activation

    Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then realized
    its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two or more
    computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create cracks or even
    download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all about making money and
    not here for the average user.


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  2. #2


    Kevin Spencer Guest

    Re: Vista Activation

    And would you go to your job if they didn't pay you? It's called "work," and
    yes, it's all about making money.

    --
    HTH,

    Kevin Spencer
    Microsoft MVP
    Software Composer
    http://unclechutney.blogspot.com

    The shortest distance between 2 points is a curve.

    "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote in message
    news29933F1-CED9-475E-8F6A-B68046E93A7F@microsoft.com...
    > Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then
    > realized its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two
    > or more computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create cracks
    > or even download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all about making
    > money and not here for the average user.




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  3. #3


    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Vista Activation

    One license, one computer.
    The way it has always been since at least Windows 95.

    Perhaps most do have more than one computer, but do most also need to
    upgrade all their computers to Vista?
    Probably not.

    "No wonder why people..."
    Again probably not.
    Dishonest people do unethical things because it is in their nature.
    Price is simply an excuse some use to justify their behavior.
    Would you believe that excuse from people stealing goods or services from
    you simply because they thought you cost to much.

    "Microsoft is all about making money"
    Yes, pretty much, it is called business and the stockholders demand it.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote in message
    news29933F1-CED9-475E-8F6A-B68046E93A7F@microsoft.com...
    > Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then
    > realized its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two
    > or more computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create cracks
    > or even download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all about making
    > money and not here for the average user.



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  4. #4


    Roscoe Guest

    Re: Vista Activation


    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
    news:ODgv5YJTHHA.388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > One license, one computer.
    > The way it has always been since at least Windows 95.
    >
    > Perhaps most do have more than one computer, but do most also need to
    > upgrade all their computers to Vista?
    > Probably not.
    >
    > "No wonder why people..."
    > Again probably not.
    > Dishonest people do unethical things because it is in their nature.
    > Price is simply an excuse some use to justify their behavior.
    > Would you believe that excuse from people stealing goods or services from
    > you simply because they thought you cost to much.
    >
    > "Microsoft is all about making money"
    > Yes, pretty much, it is called business and the stockholders demand it.


    When its only about making money, its pretty sad.

    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote in message
    > news29933F1-CED9-475E-8F6A-B68046E93A7F@microsoft.com...
    >> Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then
    >> realized its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two
    >> or more computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create
    >> cracks or even download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all about
    >> making money and not here for the average user.

    >



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  5. #5


    Robert Moir Guest

    Re: Vista Activation

    Roscoe wrote:

    >
    > When its only about making money, its pretty sad.
    >


    Well you need to wake up and smell the coffee. Modern business is _all_
    'only about making money'. In fact there is a legal requirement for any
    corporation that it be all 'only about making money'.

    Is this wrong? Yes, sure. Specifcally, are Microsoft wrong to go about
    licences for their OS in the way that they do? In my opinion most definately
    yes. But for them to do otherwise would be to break the law.



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  6. #6


    Rock Guest

    Re: Vista Activation

    "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote

    > Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then
    > realized its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two
    > or more computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create cracks
    > or even download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all about making
    > money and not here for the average user.


    It's been this way since win 3.1 I believe. Why did you believe it was
    going to be different in Vista? There is a Family discount plan. Buy one
    retail Ultimate full or upgrade edition and you can purchase up to two Vista
    Home Premium Upgrade editions for $49.99 each. Offer good only in the US.

    --
    Rock [MVP - User/Shell]


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  7. #7


    JoeT Guest

    Re: Vista Activation


    "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote in message
    news29933F1-CED9-475E-8F6A-B68046E93A7F@microsoft.com...
    > Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then
    > realized its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two
    > or more computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create cracks
    > or even download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all about making
    > money and not here for the average user.


    Sour grapes. You're just pissed because they're figuring out ways to make
    you pay for what you use.





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  8. #8


    Devin Somerton Guest

    Re: Vista Activation

    it started with windows XP, windows 3.11 was on floppy there was no security
    measures, win 98, win ME didnt have it either I have full copies and could
    install them on any system. "Rock" <rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:u5Fdl3LTHHA.5068@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote
    >
    >> Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then
    >> realized its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two
    >> or more computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create
    >> cracks or even download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all about
    >> making money and not here for the average user.

    >
    > It's been this way since win 3.1 I believe. Why did you believe it was
    > going to be different in Vista? There is a Family discount plan. Buy one
    > retail Ultimate full or upgrade edition and you can purchase up to two
    > Vista Home Premium Upgrade editions for $49.99 each. Offer good only in
    > the US.
    >
    > --
    > Rock [MVP - User/Shell]



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  9. #9


    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Vista Activation

    Rock is referring to the licensing. not the measures to enforce the license.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote in message
    news:86D83450-FA0A-4565-9DD6-52B9A6FEB43D@microsoft.com...
    > it started with windows XP, windows 3.11 was on floppy there was no
    > security measures, win 98, win ME didnt have it either I have full copies
    > and could install them on any system. "Rock" <rock@nospam.net> wrote in
    > message news:u5Fdl3LTHHA.5068@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...



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  10. #10


    Rock Guest

    Re: Vista Activation

    "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote

    > it started with windows XP, windows 3.11 was on floppy there was no
    > security measures, win 98, win ME didnt have it either I have full copies
    > and could install them on any system.


    "Rock" <rock@nospam.net> wrote

    >> "Devin Somerton" <dsomerton@bluebottle.com> wrote
    >>
    >>> Microsoft is on crack, I purchased home premium, installed it then
    >>> realized its good for one CPU License. Most households now days have two
    >>> or more computers this is not the 80's. No wonder why people create
    >>> cracks or even download illegal copies of windows. Microsoft is all
    >>> about making money and not here for the average user.

    >>
    >> It's been this way since win 3.1 I believe. Why did you believe it was
    >> going to be different in Vista? There is a Family discount plan. Buy
    >> one retail Ultimate full or upgrade edition and you can purchase up to
    >> two Vista Home Premium Upgrade editions for $49.99 each. Offer good only
    >> in the US.


    Oops I wasn't clear. I meant licensing, one license per computer. Yes
    activation was started wit Win XP. Yes you could install those other
    versions on multiple computers, and that's why we got stuck with activation.
    Because people like you couldn't abide by the agreement on it's use. You
    (and the rest of us) have only people like you to blame for the current
    millstone of activation.

    --
    Rock [MVP - User/Shell]


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