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    Upgrade to Windows MCE2005

    Hi,

    I want to upgrade my existing Windows XP SP2 to Windows MCE2005. In my previous experience just using the windows upgrade on the CD is a bit messy and causes more trouble than it's worth and I normally do a fresh install.

    I don't really want to do a fresh install as it has taken me ages to get my PC setup the way I like it. Which upgrade path do you guys recommend I do?

    TIA.

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    fresh install as its a bugger to upgrade to.

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    I was afraid you were gonna say that!

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    maybe im wrong, having just read here which states its possible. though im not 100%

    as when i looked into it, there was a 5+ page thread on the Green Button (i think) saying i had to play with this and edit that.

    it was too much effort for me to bookmark, so i just formatted.

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    surely this is an illegal topic, since you cant get mce without buying a pc with it installed??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    surely this is an illegal topic, since you cant get mce without buying a pc with it installed??
    MCE is available as a separate OEM purchase, the same way other windowses are.

    it was originally only sold to tier 1 vendors, but that;'s no longer the case

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    however, if you're installing it yourself, then surely thats *not* an oem purchase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    however, if you're installing it yourself, then surely thats *not* an oem purchase?
    Who cares!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    however, if you're installing it yourself, then surely thats *not* an oem purchase?
    under the terms of microsoft's system builder license, as long as it's bought with non-peripheral hardware, and never transferred to a "new pc" (i.e. a machine with a different motherboard), then it's fine. there are other requirements around support, but frankly ther're a minor concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc
    Who cares!!
    The MS Licensing law's I'd say at a guess, next question...

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    As directhex says, you can buy it with a 'non-peripheral hardware'. I was just going to upgrade to Windows MCE2005 after buying a keyboard and mouse or something. Anyway I just wanna know if it was an easy upgrade path, didn't want to know about friggin' licensing laws.

    Check the link where I was going to purchase from...
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=143742
    Last edited by monkeeboy; 08-02-2006 at 03:27 PM.

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    Well if its not legal its not legal, simple as, might as well just download an ISO torrent....

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    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig
    Well if its not legal its not legal, simple as, might as well just download an ISO torrent....
    That's my point, it's not illegal!

    Anyway, forget about it... wish i'd never asked a simple question now.

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    Anyone have any legal software on thier pc? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc
    Anyone have any legal software on thier pc? lol
    I do. I use Linux.

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    losers , the guy asked a question why do you care what he does in his own time ? if you cant be helpfull the dont comment i personally couldnt give a toss about ms and there profits

    " if its illegal its illegal "

    have you never committed a crime before ? never drove and opperated your mobile never done 21 in a 20 or 31 in a 30 etc ?

    never once in your whole life downloaded an mp3 that wasnt paid for ? even just to try it

    say no to any of these and your lying .......

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