installing windows for a business

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Wiffers2003

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Does anyone know how to legally install windows on various machines??
Is there a way I can buy one copy win XP and continuously install it on new machines??

I'm considering starting up a business from home, and can't see how the major shops can offer such cheap pc's with windows
already installed.

thanks for your help!
 

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Are you talking about buying a bunch of OEM XP disks and and some product keys (one per) from M$ for resale ? - or are you trying to license a certain number of seats at a given location?
 
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Windows as installed on new machines is OEM (original equipment manufacturer) version. It is cheaper than the full retail version, but the supplier is responsible for all support. OEM Software is only available with a new PC or major component purchase.

You need a COA (Certificate of Authenticity, or "license") for each copy.

In Corporate use, they use Volume Licensing. One set of disks, but they pay the same $ for each license.

If anyone tries to sell PCs with unlicensed copies of Windows, MS acts very quickly.
 

Wiffers2003

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OK thanks for the info.

So if i understand correctly, as long as i buy an OEM version of win xp (which is cheaper) i can sell that with each machine that i build as it comes with its own licence number.

Is that correct??!!?
 
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