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Microsoft Software licences and products

Posted on 2011-09-26
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Dear Sir,
                i have some doughts regarding Microsoft Software licences and products .
Actually i am planing to go with new Microsoft OS i.e windows SBSB 2011 64 bit , now when i compare prices of UAE and US , i find US prices cheper then U.A.E prices .
1) why we have price difefrence in U.A.E and US ?
2) if i buy OS in US and use it in U.A.E will it make any difference ?
3) can i purchase Microsoft OS online directly without going to vendors?

Kindly Advice
Question by:sanjeevkmrs
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by:Paul Sauvé
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I asked the same question directly to MS and was informed that MS Stores are local... and can each set their own prices. I don't remember if you can order from a store in another country. But you're correct, the prices vary.

You should be able to purchase from non-MS vendors in any country and pay the shipping, the licences are valid. But if you are purchasing bulk licences, it may be cheaper to go with MS.

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if i will purchase OS in US and get it registered by the name of one of my frnds US based company and will install and use in U.A.E .will it work ?
kindly advice
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Paul Sauvé earned 2000 total points
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Your software must be registered on the computer it will be used on. It makes no difference WHERE it was purchased.
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by:Jaroslav Mraz
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But lots of weldors have better price with hardware but it wil be OEM if you want SBS

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