Don't use it, would like to sell it...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by C. Alan, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. C. Alan macrumors 6502

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    First of all, I want to say up front that THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL MY WINDOWS 7 disks. So please don't ask.

    When I got my new Mac Pro last month, I decided to go ahead and buy Windows 7 Professional. I use Autocad 2004 on occasion, and I wanted to be able to run it in boot camp.

    Well after installing Windows 7, I discovered that the only way I could run Autocad was in the XP visualization mode. I already run XP in Parralles, so my Windows 7 purchase has become sort of meaningless. I think I have booted into windows twice in the last month.

    So here is my question: Can I legally sell my copy of windows 7? I have googled the Windows 7 EULA, but I can't find a copy of the current EULA, and I don't know if there is a way to display it inside of Windows 7.

    When (and if) I sell it, I will more than likely put it on Ebay.
    Thanks,
    C. Alan
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can sell it, as long as you remove all copies from your machine.
     
  3. C. Alan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I can do that, I would like the 100gigs of HD space back anyway.
     
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    If you bought the OEM version of Windows 7, then no, you can't sell it separately from the machine you installed it on.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    MS EULAs are here: http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/

    If you bought a retail box you can sell it just fine.

    Note that if you sell a computer with OEM on it, per the license, you become responsible for end-user support. Yet another reason to avoid OEM licenses as cheap as they are.

    B
     
  6. C. Alan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link, that is what I have been looking for. I bought it in the retail box, so no OEM issues.
     

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