Update: ONE Lifetime Transfer with Windows Vista

Last month I had pointed out in my post: ONE Lifetime Transfer with Windows Vista, a change to Microsoft EULA in regards to transferring your copy of Windows Vista to another device you owned. With the new changes you could make one transfer for the lifetime of the product without having to purchase a new license.

From CyberNet News >>Vista Entices PC Enthusiasts With License Changes:

Windows Vista Team Blog had to say about it:

  • You may uninstall the software and install it on another device for your use. You may not do so to share this license between devices.

You can find the newly-revised retail license terms here, as I’m sure you’ll want to read them for yourself.

Our intention behind the original terms was genuinely geared toward combating piracy; however, it’s become clear to us that those original terms were perceived as adversely affecting an important group of customers: PC and hardware enthusiasts. You who comprise the enthusiast market are vital to us for several reasons, not least of all because of the support you’ve provided us throughout the development of Windows Vista. We respect the time and expense you go to in customizing, building and rebuilding your hardware and we heard you that the previous terms were seen as an impediment to that — it’s for that reason we’ve made this change.

Now, keep in mind you must have purchased the retail version of Windows Vista. You can not transfer an OEM version.

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