Microsoft Wields Sarcasm to Defend Vista License

Don't try a cheap Vista install on a new PC—it's illegal.

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In case it isn't clear, a recent and sarcastic tirade by a Microsoft exec includes drawings to illustrate his point that a software license is a software license.

Yes, as numerous bloggers have noted, you can install a cheaper upgrade version of Vista on a computer if you don't even own Windows XP, which is required by the upgrade license.

No, Microsoft says, just because you can do it doesn't mean it's legal.


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