Universal Restore & Windows licensing

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Tabvla, Aug 23, 2006.

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  1. Tabvla

    Tabvla Registered Member

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    From the Acronis marketing information about Universal Restore....
    In a Windows environment how does this work from both a practical and legal viewpoint with respect to Windows licensing requirements and the MS EULA?
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  2. jeremyotten

    jeremyotten Registered Member

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    When you have microsoft OLP licenses with VLK keys there's no problem ;-)
     
  3. Tabvla

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    Hi Jeremy,

    Agree. However, what I am really asking is at what point in this process does the user have to deal with the License issue.

    Scenario 1. PC is beyond economical repair. Using AUR the user rebuilds a new PC from a recent image of the "dead" PC. The user does not need to use one of their license keys because the old PC is permanently out of service and therefore the licence associated with that PC now becomes available.

    Scenario 2. User want to use PC_1 as a template for building PC_2. Using AUR the user builds PC_2 from an image of PC_1. In this case the user is legally bound to use one of the VLK's.

    What I am trying to understand is at what point does AUR ask the user for the key. Does it ask? If it does ask.... :

    a) will the key from the "dead" PC be accepted or will it expect a new key?

    b) will a new key be accepted or will it expect a key to match that which is contained within the image?

    c) it doen't care, just give it any key and it will be happy (even if Microsoft isn't)?
     
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    Hello Tabvla,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are very sorry for the delay with the response.

    Please be aware that after being transferred to a computer having hardware configuration different from that of the machine it was originally installed on, Windows may require a re-activation. However, this issue is not related to Acronis software and depends of the particular Windows version\licence you use. We recommend that you contact Microsoft Support Team for further information regarding Windows licensing.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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