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Comment Re:Not necessarily "Open source" PC... (Score 1) 426

The rep told me on the phone, from that toll free number, that only 3 upgrades are possible. Perhaps that means that there could be a total of 4 installs. I did not clarify with the lady whether or not the original install was included in her number.

You are getting around the problem by saying that you are replacing broken hardware. I did not know that was possible before talking to that rep. She just eluded to Microsoft wanting to limit the number of upgrades that are not forced upgrades due to hardware failure. She said that if I just wanted to upgrade to a larger hard drive that I could only reinstall onto that new hard drive if I had the retail version. And that the number of optional upgrade such as this is limited to 3 occurances/activations.

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