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Preinstalled Windows: AARGH! I can't get it off!
  • From: Malcolm Herbert <mherbert@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 16:21:54 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <1020789437.2735.94.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/25085.html

If a PC shipped with Windows preinstalled, can you remove the OS and
install Linux instead? Well, no, according to Microsoft. A somewhat
obscure Microsoft site aimed at helping schools deal with donated
computers flatly states: "It is a legal requirement that pre-installed
operating systems remain with a machine for the life of the machine."

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