They did not make fake copies of windows, they made recovery discs so if your computer crashes you can boot from the disc and restore your system from a backup or do other repairs. They did not have a right to make a profit though.
Anyone can make a recovery disc, I do it every time I get a new PC, its an option in every new windows install, it's built right in, just pop in a blank CD and type system repair disc in windows search and follow the next 2 or 3 clicks to burn a copy.
This statement is entirely false. They didn't make them from the computer, they manufactured them out of another company. So, if customers try to reinstall windows with these discs, they won't get a genuine windows install like they would from a set of recovery discs of the current OS on the computer. Microsoft will know that the installed version is not a genuine windows and then the customer will not get updates and will have a slew of problems. Like Microsoft said, this is unfair to the customer, and on another token, Comet is stealing profits from Microsoft as well.
If Comet had just given the CDs or helped the customers for free then it wouldn't matter. But they charged the customers.Guest said:
I don't see the problem, it's not like they were selling actual copies of Windows with fake or invalid CD keys. They were simply selling installation disks, you must actually own or purchase a license to install and register Windows. Microsoft should be providing their own recovery disks. In fact I own a license for all my copies of Windows, however I download the untouched installation iso from torrents since Microsoft doesn't provide recovery disks with new computers. If that's breaking the law, well Microsoft can go eff themselves.
To the best of my knowledge, M$ doesn't actually sell computers. That said, it isn't incumbent upon them to supply anything. "Recovery discs", are the province of the actual manufacturer, eMachines, HP, or whomever.I don't see the problem, it's not like they were selling actual copies of Windows with fake or invalid CD keys. They were simply selling installation disks, you must actually own or purchase a license to install and register Windows. Microsoft should be providing their own recovery disks. In fact I own a license for all my copies of Windows, however I download the untouched installation iso from torrents since Microsoft doesn't provide recovery disks with new computers. If that's breaking the law, well Microsoft can go eff themselves.
LOL they made fake copys of windows then sold them. LMFA well they are screwd glad i dont own shars in this company
So your typical pirate copy is licensed now? The only licensed copies of windows are those supplied by mickeyshaft themselves.It's just recovery discs not full blown licenced copies. They're not stealing money from microsoft.
1) I believe the system vendors have an agreement with mickeyshaft when they ship it's OS that they can provide "system restore media" or whatever you want to call it, the system vendors choose to include this on a partition on the system's fixed disk rather than on optical media (lower costs). So I'm afraid you're wrong and can't blame them for that...Both parties are in the wrong here with Microsoft failing to give you the appropriate discs whilst keeping the attitude of "you have a burner in that machine, go burn your own!" and leaving it at that. The big problem then comes when you buy an ultrabook or netbook that does not have an optical drive, Microsoft expect you to buy an optical drive just so you can make a recovery disc of an operating system that you legally own.
Which cannot be proven either way, will not stand up in court anyway and is not permitted under the licence terms of the software either...This would only have been acceptable if the charge simply covered the manufacture of the discs themselves and nothing else; if this were the case than I am standing with Comet on this one.
That's what I said, pirate versions of windows do not ship with a licence...@caravel: Huh? No your typical pirated version of Windows is cracked so it doesn't need to be activated with a valid license.
You're buying:You said it yourself, you're buying a license to Windows, not the disc.
*sigh*So selling a disc for recovery purposes without a license is NOT piracy.
No I think you'll find that it depends on how MS, the lawyers and the courts see it. Right and wrong and our own personal opinions don't come into it.It depends how you look at it, Comet is charging because it costs them money to create that recovery disc. Nothing is free when provided as a service. Obviously the law will be on Microsoft's side, but you don't have to agree with it.