1) What are the rules on MS liscensing specific to windows 7 and MS office.
Say you buy a new PC and want office professional on it, that typically gives you 2x product keys, one for win7 and one for office. Are they only valid then for 1 machine? If the user has 2 machines, do they need 2x liscences?
2) Also, If you then give the installation disc to a freind and they install it and enter the same registry keys - is that illegal, or not?
3) And how do Microsoft detect or prevent this lisence sharing. I.e. how can they see theres 5x machines using that liscence key to use the software, they should all have their own liscence. I did think perhaps it could kick in during update process, i.e. only user 1 can have updates, the other 4 cant get them. But I didnt know if MS can check/enforce this.