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I'm trying to sell a copy of Windows 2003 Small Business Server standard edition.  I've installed and "registered" the copy once online. Yes, I've uninstalled it. I've been told I can call Microsoft and unregister the product to release my ownership effectively.

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However, when I did call the licensing number I got off their webiste, (800-426-9400) I was told it was not necessasry. That they only use it for marketing purposes.  This was from what I felt was a rather loose lipped rep from a outsource partner that MS paid to handle these calls.

We all know the licensing game/threat too well. My question is does this sound liget to you. Is there an email address I can use to can hard copy confirmation of this instead? Obviously this is a big deal to whom ever I try to sell it to.
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Ok, I've gotten my answer(myself) from a newsgroup on microsoft. From a 'MS-MVP' whom I'm sure wouldn't post there with out being sureeeeeee he/she was/is correct.  Here it is.......




"What you heard is (mostly) correct.
If you have a retail copy of Windows, you are allowed to transfer the
license however you see fit, as long as you remove the software from your
computers and do not retain copies of it.  If you're already activated your
copy of Windows and still want to transfer it, you're allowed to do so.
There is no "deactivation" method, though.

When the person who buys your license tries to activate it, they may need to
call Microsoft, should the online activation fail.  If they do need to call
Microsoft, they just need to explain that the license was transferred / sold
to them, and that they now own the license. After that, they'll be given an
activation code."
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