Licensing question for bootable recovery media

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by wilsec, Feb 17, 2010.

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  1. wilsec

    wilsec Registered Member

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    Hi,

    We have a single license for Hard Disk Manager 2009 Suite. It is installed on my work PC. Among other things we want to use it to provide restore possibilities for some of our customers. The computers in question are embedded devices running XP Pro.

    We want to include a bootable USB flash HD containing BartPE with your plugin and a restore image.

    So to my question, are there any licensing gotchas with this scenario?
     
  2. wilsec

    wilsec Registered Member

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    I'll answer this myself since I got an answer from Paragon support.

    They say that our "scenario is not violating the licensing!" so we will go ahead with our plan.
     
  3. Paragon_MattK

    Paragon_MattK Paragon Moderator

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    wilsec,

    Distributing of Paragon software without the proper license is against our license agreement, you would need a system builder license and a license for each copy distributed.

    Perhaps more importantly however, distributing BartPE is against Microsoft's licensing agreements (because you are in fact distributing Windows XP, this is why you need an XP disk to build the BartPE image, and it is not included).
     
  4. wilsec

    wilsec Registered Member

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    Matt,

    We have the necesary XP licenses for this.

    And of course the HDM licensing should be properly handled. Now I've had two very different responses to the same question from you (Paragon), so this needs to be sorted out. This discussion should be taken of this forum so how do we proceed? Shall I issue a new support request or...?
     
  5. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Hello Wilsec,

    Please contact us directly at 1-888-347-5462 to speak with a sales manager to clarify licensing for your scenario.
     
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