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Thread: Microsoft has gone too far

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    Yeah can't you just return it any say it didn't work? If you have the receipt then it shouldn't be a big deal.

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    Call them back. Tell them you have recently upgraded some components on your computer (such as a new motherboard and larger hard drive) and that you had to reformat, reinstall, etc. Also when they ask how many computers it is installed on, tell them one. That is a major thing. They probably think you have given a friend a copy or what not even though that isn't the case. I don't see how they can deny giving you an activation if you tell them that. Yes, it is stretching the truth, but their tactics in my opinion are not right.
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    Check out OpenOffice it's an open source/freeware office suite. It may not have all the wizards and templates that MS Office has but the wordprocessor and spreadsheet can hold their own against Microsoft.
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    I thought capslock would have chimed in now with the Bill Gates/capslock software mogul perspective. Anyway, I think the industry's point of view is that you're buying the installation, not the disk. So expecting to buy one copy and install it on two separate computers is like buying a car and expecting Rolls Royce (remember, this is the Bill Gates/capslock perspective) to give you a car for your home and another car for your other home. Plus a third for the island.
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    If you buy a CD you don't expect to nominate which CD player to put it on.

    Do you choose to play it at home or in your car?

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    As long as it isn't copied/downloaded, a CD can only be played in one place at a time, so it isn't the same. Kind of like how it doesn't matter whether you read a book at home or on the bus. The copyright enforcers would say it's OK, as long as it's only for personal use. If they could figure out how to do it (as Microsoft has) they'd make sure you couldn't read a book and then pass it along to a friend. If they didn't already exist, it would be impossible to invent public libraries in these intellectual property rights days.
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