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FS: Windows XP Pro Dell OEM CD with License & COA, £50.00 inc

Agharta Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months agoFeedback:1 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Windows XP Pro SP2 OEM - for Dells only.
This is a sealed booklet with CD and the all important Certificate of Authenticity & License with Product Key; its on an unused sticker that can be attached to your Dell.

I received this directly from Dell but have decided not to use it; the Product Key hasnt been used.
Ideal if you have a Dell with Vista pre-installed and would like to move to XP.
Shipping/Payment:
Payment by Paypal or even a cheque if youre prepared to wait for the funds to clear.
I will send a Paypal invoice so you have proof of the transaction.

It includes 1st class postage; if you require Recorded Delivery or Special Delivery that can be added to the total at cost price.
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Agharta Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months agoFeedback:1 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#2
How many licenses do you have?
#3
Just a heads up...

This OEM license is supposed to be registered with the hardware it came with and, as per the EULA is NOT supposed to be sold without it.
#4
Simon_G
Just a heads up...
This OEM license is supposed to be registered with the hardware it came with and, as per the EULA is NOT supposed to be sold without it.

I know what you mean but I received this direct from Dell without any hardware otherwise I wouldn't be selling it; It didn't come with a PC.
#5
Agharta
I know what you mean but I received this direct from Dell without any hardware otherwise I wouldn't be selling it; It didn't come with a PC.


How come they gave you a disc that says "already installed on your computer" then? ISurely it's an OEM disc, so either they were wrong to send it to you or maybe there is something you haven't told us yet that would explain this?
#6
Liddle ol' me
Surely it's an OEM disc, so either they were wrong to send it to you or maybe there is something you haven't told us yet that would explain this?

It is an OEM disc as I clearly stated in the listing. I assume Dell only has one type of disc which is why is why I received this even though it wasn’t pre-installed on a system. I can’t vouch for Dell’s overall working practices but this is what they sent me; you’ll need to ask Dell directly if you require clarification.

The CD and license are 100% genuine and I received them from Dell and they’ve never been used. Am I legally entitled to sell them? It’s legal to sell OEM copies of Windows so I can’t see why not.
#7
In Practical terms, I have purchased 3 OEM Dell XP discs with COAs over the years - never had any problems installing (or phoning microsoft to re-activate after a motherboard change or two).

Officially these are only for installation on DELL Hardware, and I did once on activation get a message along the lines of "Microsoft may at some point in the future insist that this software is only installed on DELL certified compoents" or similar - but with MS concentraing on selling Vista and trying to run down XP I'm not going to hold my breath.

Havin gaid that £50 seems a bit steep when you can get a brand new XP Home for £51.89 from ebuyer, with less potential hassle and most users wouldnt know the difference between home and professional.
#8
phanco
In Practical terms, I have purchased 3 OEM Dell XP discs with COAs over the years - never had any problems installing (or phoning microsoft to re-activate after a motherboard change or two).

Officially these are only for installation on DELL Hardware, and I did once on activation get a message along the lines of "Microsoft may at some point in the future insist that this software is only installed on DELL certified compoents" or similar - but with MS concentraing on selling Vista and trying to run down XP I'm not going to hold my breath.

Havin gaid that £50 seems a bit steep when you can get a brand new XP Home for £51.89 from ebuyer, with less potential hassle and most users wouldnt know the difference between home and professional.

These particular OEM Dells don’t require activation or even a product key for that matter so they are less hassle than a regular OEM version of XP. They have a unique Product Key on the Certificate of Authenticity which is there for licensing reasons only I presume.

I have the same CD with my Dell laptop and I was surprised when I reinstalled it that it didn’t ask for a Product Key. I assume it is tied to the Dell BIOS although I can’t verify that as I’ve never tried installing it on another PC. I have an XP license for my desktop anyway and piracy doesn’t interest me.

As far as I can tell with one of these discs you can install XP Pro on as many Dell PCs as you like; unlicensed of course. I’m not condoning that but mention it as I find it very strange that this is possible considering that Microsoft went to the trouble of adding activation to XP.
#9
The CD and license are 100% genuine and I received them from Dell and they’ve never been used. Am I legally entitled to sell them?


No, you are not.

It’s legal to sell OEM copies of Windows so I can’t see why not.


It's only legal if you are selling it with the hardware it came with (specifically the motherboard as M$ class this as the "computer" - other components can be changed without it becoming a "new computer" but you still may be required to re-activate Windows regardless.)

These particular OEM Dells don’t require activation or even a product key for that matter so they are less hassle than a regular OEM version of XP. They have a unique Product Key on the Certificate of Authenticity which is there for licensing reasons only I presume.


Dell buy OS licenses in bulk and have an arrange,ent with Microsoft so that customers do not need to key in the license key. These licenses are tied to the machines they are supplied with and cannot under any circumstances be sold on.

As far as I can tell with one of these discs you can install XP Pro on as many Dell PCs as you like; unlicensed of course.


Not totally true as the Dells licenses OS's only work on certain Dell machines, not all of them as it was noted when Vista was cracked using a Dell OS Install CD (the bios had to match a certain pre-configurement for the install to work correctly).

I’m not condoning that but mention it as I find it very strange that this is possible considering that Microsoft went to the trouble of adding activation to XP.


Its called Volume Licensing.

And for the record, you are going against the agreement you made with Dell and Microsoft if you sell this on to someone else.
banned#10
you can install any xp or vista from dell on any pc. lol

and if you break the agreement who cares? do you think ms cares when they screw your pc with **** and that?
and dell flush your pc full of 30 day **** programmes.

i have my vista from this pc im using on 3 other dell pcs that has basic vista.. and also my sony laptop, dell offer no protection
#11
you can install any xp or vista from dell on any pc. lol


No one is disputing that, what is being disputed is the fact that the OP does not have the right to sell the disc and COA in the manner they are doing so.
banned#12
Simon_G
No one is disputing that, what is being disputed is the fact that the OP does not have the right to sell the disc and COA in the manner they are doing so.



The disk is his? so why cant he sell it. if the person wants to use it then its them that is breaking the agreement.
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Simon_G
And for the record, you are going against the agreement you made with Dell and Microsoft if you sell this on to someone else.

Not strictly true in my case as they sent it to me unsolicited so I don’t actually have an agreement with them; although whether that stands up in legal terms is another thing.

I’ve decided to pull the sale anyway as it seems likely that I’m not eligible to sell it on so I don’t want to bring HUKD in to disrepute.
#14
The disk is his? so why cant he sell it.


Its not his, its Dells. Dell paid for the license to supply the operating system. The seller has the right to install it and use it but not the right to sell it as they have not paid for it in the first place.

Read the EULA or call Dell or Microsoft, they will tell you the same thing.

Not strictly true in my case as they sent it to me unsolicited so I don’t actually have an agreement with them; although whether that stands up in legal terms is another thing.


Even so, by installing the software on a machine that it was not intended for is a break in the EULA agreement with Microsoft and a violation of the Dell agreement. Its all there in black and white in the EULA and probably on the Dell website and packaging too. (not than anyone bothers to read it - and in fairness I don't blame them for the most part!)

I’ve decided to pull the sale anyway as it seems likely that I’m not eligible to sell it on so I don’t want to bring HUKD in to disrepute.


Just for the record, this was not a dig at you, but merely pointing out the issues that surround OEM software and the sale of, many of which people know little about.
#15
Agharta;1845416
Not strictly true in my case as they sent it to me unsolicited so I don’t actually have an agreement with them; although whether that stands up in legal terms is another thing.

I’ve decided to pull the sale anyway as it seems likely that I’m not eligible to sell it on so I don’t want to bring HUKD in to disrepute.


Good call, don't be disheartened, wish more people would take that stance. :thumbsup:

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