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Microsoft: New Motherboard = New Computer

February 21st, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is hilarious, especially if by “hilarious” you mean “this has probably pissed off a ton of people.”

According to Microsoft if you purchase a new motherboard you are creating a “new” computer, even if the rest of the components remain the same.

Might not sound like a big deal until you remember that Microsoft Windows licenses only apply to a single computer at a time.

So to all you dedicated Windows users out there I have two suggestions:

1. Switch to Linux and never worry about these silly problems again. Check out Ubuntu.

2. Don’t ever, EVER upgrade your motherboard.

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  1. March 7th, 2006 at 14:00 | #1

    Haha I just bought a new motherboard last week. Microsoft can kiss my ass if they think I’m buying another copy of Windows.

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