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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 1:38:51 AM

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hi to newsgroup

Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem edition
in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one . The only
thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As i have
seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any opinion would
be appreciated .


Michael

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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 3:00:05 AM

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If there is no COA, they are NOT legitimate:
http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/Resources_Action.mspx

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"michael nikolaou" <michaelnikolaou@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> hi to newsgroup
>
> Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem edition
> in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one . The
> only
> thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As i have
> seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any opinion
> would
> be appreciated .
>
>
> Michael
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:20:51 AM

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not legit, even if free they are over-priced. save your
money.


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"michael nikolaou" <michaelnikolaou@yahoo.com> wrote in
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| hi to newsgroup
|
| Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional
oem edition
| in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one
.. The only
| thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa
..As i have
| seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any
opinion would
| be appreciated .
|
|
| Michael
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November 13, 2004 4:33:38 AM

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"michael nikolaou" <michaelnikolaou@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> hi to newsgroup
>
> Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem edition
> in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one . The only
> thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As i have
> seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any opinion would
> be appreciated .
>
>
> Michael


Provide example links to those supposedly legit vendors selling copies
of Windows XP which does *not* include the COA. It is unlikely those
are legal copies.

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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 12:55:19 PM

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If there is no CoA included in the purchase, then you won't be
buying a license to use the OS; you'll be buying a very non-absorbent
coaster, and nothing more. No legitimate vendor would dream of
selling an OEM CoA without the installation CD. The only legal way
that you could use such a CD is if you already own an OEM license, but
have lost or damaged the installation CD.

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"michael nikolaou" <michaelnikolaou@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> hi to newsgroup
>
> Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem edition
> in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one . The
> only
> thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As i have
> seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any opinion
> would
> be appreciated .
>
>
> Michael
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 1:32:01 PM

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OEM cd's are only good on the computer on which the OS is first installed.
The COA is probably attached to the case of that machine. The license is
not transferable.

"michael nikolaou" <michaelnikolaou@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> hi to newsgroup
>
> Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem edition
> in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one . The only
> thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As i have
> seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any opinion would
> be appreciated .
>
>
> Michael
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 2:12:13 PM

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michael nikolaou wrote:
> hi to newsgroup
>
> Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem edition
> in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one . The only
> thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As i have
> seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any opinion would
> be appreciated .
>
>
> Michael


More than a little naive aren't we?! You *REALLY* think that, just because
something's being sold on eBay, it's legit?! Of course it isn't!
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November 14, 2004 8:06:24 PM

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"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <misstick@lancre.dw> wrote in message
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| michael nikolaou wrote:
| > hi to newsgroup
| >
| > Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem
edition
| > in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one .
The only
| > thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As
i have
| > seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any
opinion would
| > be appreciated .
| >
| >
| > Michael
|
|
| More than a little naive aren't we?! You *REALLY* think that,
just because
| something's being sold on eBay, it's legit?! Of course it
isn't!
| --
| My great-grandfather was born and raised in Elgin - did he
eventually
| lose his marbles?
|
|
|

That's not what the OP said; go back to sleep.
November 14, 2004 10:44:11 PM

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michael nikolaou wrote:

> hi to newsgroup
>
> Recently i found some offers for windows xp professional oem edition
> in Ebay .They are quite cheap so i was thinking to buy one . The only
> thing that puzzles me is that they write they have no coa .As i have
> seen they seem like legitimate firm with many sales .Any opinion would
> be appreciated .
>
>
> Michael
I think you will need the serial number on coa.
To recognize a legitimate copy have many ways.
!