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Re: [Computerbank] Preinstalled Windows: AARGH! I can't get it off!

At 09:16 AM 05/01/2002, you wrote:
>If a PC shipped with Windows preinstalled, can you remove the OS and install
>Linux instead? Well, no, according to Microsoft. A somewhat obscure Microsoft
>site aimed at helping schools deal with donated computers flatly states: "It
>is a legal requirement that pre-installed operating systems remain with a
>machine for the life of the machine."
>the implications of this are, well, scary!
>if anyone can't get the rest of the article, let me know, i'll post it...

One of our PLUG members put the following page together to respond to this 
claim and offer by way of explanation, what to do next :


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