- Aug 25, 2001
If you were not the original owner of the PC (defined as the person that accepted the OEM license agreement for that particular PC), then you're not selling a "used" PC. You're a refurbisher, accord to MS. (Edit: If you re-install Windows on there, that is.) The *original owner* can initiate a license transfer of the OEM OS, when bundled with the original OEM PC. Not just someone buying and selling PCs. Therefore, since you have no right to the OS listed on the COA, you have to buy another license in order to sell the PC as properly licensed for Windows.Yeah, you're missing one key part:
A) I'm not refurbishing anything. You seemed to miss my point there.
B) This applies to businesses refurbishing computers and charging people for it. This does not apply to individuals selling used computers.
Edit: To clarify, if you are just buying the used PC, and not refreshing / re-installing Windows on it, and are simply reselling it "As-is, with COA", then yes, as far as I can tell that's full legal.
Edit: If you're not "Refurbishing" the PC, then how can you compare your $3.22 desktop with outdated OS COA, with my $50 retail, refurbished, with shiny fresh new OS license and 1-year warranty? If the purchaser of your PC wants a fresh, newer, OS, and has to pay for it, how is that even a comparison? It's completely apples to oranges, there.
And considering an OS license to any newer version of Windows starts at $100 for the end-user, I stand by my Hot Deal thread for a $50 C2D working PC with a Win7 license and warranty.
That's like comparing a fix-er-upper car you see at a junkyard, with a tested, fixed, and warrantied "Certified Pre-Owned" vehicle at a dealer.