Have product key, but don't have CD... legal to download?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ravenvii, Feb 8, 2008.

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    ravenvii

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    Maybe this is an odd question, but I have a product key for Windows 2000 (yes, legally obtained), but I don't have the install disc... Can I download a copy? Is it legal to do so?
     
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    TEG

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    Yes. Although it is more legitimate to just copy it from someone.

    TEG
     
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    Osarkon

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    I don't see why not. I've done it when faced with having to format people's laptops as a last resort to fix and they don't have the disks.

    Works just fine and because it's the serial you pay for really, there shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    ReanimationLP

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    It really doesnt matter either way, as you're using the license.

    And what you're really paying for is the license, not the disc.

    Hell, I bet Microsoft would send you a disc if you called and asked nicely.
     

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