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Default Advice needed on selling Microsoft Software

I have some retail boxed versions of Microsoft software that as far as I know (but cant be 100% sure) has only been installed once.

I understand that I can legally sell it but was wandering if there are any implications with regard to how many times it may of been activated in the past.

Anyone in the know?

I have:
2 X Vista Business 32 bit
2 X Vista Ultimate 64 & 32 bit
2 X Web Server 2008 64 & 32 bit
1 X Vista Home Premium 32 bit
1 X Vista Home Basic 32 bit


I also have a SQL Server 2008 Developer License no media though.

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Perhaps you can call Microsoft and speak to one of the representatives/tech support about it. They might be able to tell you.
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Perhaps you can call Microsoft and speak to one of the representatives/tech support about it. They might be able to tell you.

Yeah, might aswell get the info staight from the horses mouth as we say.


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if it's been activated too many timnes, you'll have to call MS to activate it. Your experience may vary, and I've only had to do this once, but when I did, it was just a phone robot asking me to tell it my unique installation ID, and then it asked how many computers I'd installed it on. It was just a major hardware upgrade, same computer, so obviously I said one. The nice robot lady read back the activation code and it activated.

OEM licenses are non-transferrable.
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Default Re: Advice needed on selling Microsoft Software

Spoke to Microsoft today...very painfull, fruitless conversation with moronic robots.

They just basicaly said you cannot re-sell any Microsoft operating system regardless of OEM or Retail.

Their own EULA contradicts this, but I can be asked to argue with them...I will let eBay decide

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