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More Answers from Windows 7 Upgrade Install Hack post

As stated in my, “Answers from Windows 7 Upgrade Install Hack post coming on Monday,” post, here is a collection of many questions I have posted answers to from my, “Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know,” post.  Please note, this list will continue… Read more

Identity of the Windows 7 Upgrade “Hack” Revealed and more!

Shortly after I published my Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know blog post, there was one particular statement that several people seemed to focus on. The statement in that blog post I am referring to is, “Over the past several days there have… Read more

No, OEM Microsoft Windows licenses cannot be transferred to another PC

Earlier today I put up the , “Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know,” post here on my Blog and shortly afterwards I received the following question offline: “If I have an old PC with an OEM Windows license on it, can I just… Read more

Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know.

UPDATE: "Hack" identity and more answers from Windows 7 Upgrade Install posted HERE First, the feedback, excitement, etc. we’ve been seeing since the launch of Windows 7 last week has been phenomenal! Thank you to all of you for providing your feedback to us to let us know how your Windows 7 experience is going…. Read more

Software Assurance: What you need to know, resources for you, answers, and more

One of the topics I get asked about quite a bit or see being asked about is around the topic of Software Assurance (SA). I have several posts on the Blog about this topic; however, I thought it might be very helpful to package up some of the top questions, resources, answers, and posts into… Read more

Does it matter if I purchase my SBS Server through OEM, Retail, or Open License?

This morning there was a question posed by a Partner about whether or not it matters if they purchase the SBS Server for their client through OEM, Retail, or Open License.  The answer is, “Yes,” it does make a difference when you are purchasing any Microsoft software for your clients whether you purchase OEM, Retail,… Read more

Get answers to your licensing questions live next week! Be sure to register today…

So, anyone here ever had a question about licensing? I’m guessing probably not. So, how many of you have had A LOT of questions about licensing (not just A question)? Now we’re probably a little closer, right? Well, here’s your chance to get answers to many of those questions in a live session next week… Read more

If Software Assurance expires on SBS 2003, will the client lose the right to install SBS 2003 on new hardware after SA expiration?

In addition to the, “If software assurance expires on SBS 2003, will the client lose the right to Cold Backup for Disaster Recovery?” question that was posed by a Partner yesterday, another one that was asked was, “If Software Assurance expires on SBS 2003, will the client lose the right to install SBS 2003 on… Read more

An upgrade is an upgrade. Apparently some people are easily confused – Part 2

What an interesting week it has been. Since my original An upgrade is an upgrade. Apparently some people are easily confused post, I have received many comments, pieces of feedback, and quite a unique perspective on many things. I wanted to wait a week and consolidate much of the feedback into one post, so here… Read more

An upgrade is an upgrade. Apparently some people are easily confused.

Below is the first post.  You can find the follow-up here: An upgrade is an upgrade. Apparently some people are easily confused – Part 2. It seems that there are some people out there who don’t quite get the concept of an upgrade.  These people are even writing articles fully articulating how little they know… Read more