My employer, a very, very big electronics reseller, just acquired a piece of security equipment.
The equipment is a custom-built PC with a few proprietary system boards and I/O devices.
I powered the unit up and the command WINVER.EXE reports:
Microsoft ® Windows
Version 5.0 (Build 2195: Service Pack 4)
Copyright © 1981-1999 Microsoft Corp.
I opened the box and pulled out the associated copy of Windows. The license key reads “Windows XP Professional OEM Software”. The front cover of the “Start Here” booklet is branded, in red and along the left side, “For distribution only with a new PC”.
Does anyone know if this distribution is in line with Microsoft policies?
This unit won’t be resold to customers, but others might, and I’d like to make sure we aren’t reselling something that will come back to haunt us.
I know I can call Microsoft on this, but rather than get bounced around there I am hoping some Doper has experience with this.