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Old November 27th 06, 09:08 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
Trev
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Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier


"News Reader" wrote in message
...

Hi,

Some time ago their used to be a computer and parts vendor that frequently
had nice cheap Windows COA stickers for sale. They majored in selling
second
hand computers but also did a few other lines - such as a few hardware
components and these Windows COA stickers.

Can anyone remember or advise who they were? Or alternatively, where such
may otherwise be sourced (particularly looking for Windows XP
[professional])?

There free with every copy of XP pro oem


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Old November 27th 06, 09:08 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
News Reader
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Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier


Hi,

Some time ago their used to be a computer and parts vendor that frequently
had nice cheap Windows COA stickers for sale. They majored in selling second
hand computers but also did a few other lines - such as a few hardware
components and these Windows COA stickers.

Can anyone remember or advise who they were? Or alternatively, where such
may otherwise be sourced (particularly looking for Windows XP
[professional])?


Thanks in advance and best wishes,



News Reader



  #3  
Old November 27th 06, 09:24 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
News Reader
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Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier


"Trev" trevbowdenAT.dsl.pipex.COM wrote in message
...

"News Reader" wrote in message
...

Hi,

Some time ago their used to be a computer and parts vendor that

frequently
had nice cheap Windows COA stickers for sale. They majored in selling
second
hand computers but also did a few other lines - such as a few hardware
components and these Windows COA stickers.

Can anyone remember or advise who they were? Or alternatively, where

such
may otherwise be sourced (particularly looking for Windows XP
[professional])?

There free with every copy of XP pro oem



Hi,


Thanks. Perhaps I didn't explain very well. This particular retailer was
selling "reclaimed" or "recycled" COA stickers - as a licence for use of the
software.

In other words, they were, for example, as I understand it, buying (probably
bulk) COA stickers for Windows operating systems (perhaps from PC's that
were being junked, recycled without the O/S, being upgraded with a new full
licensed OS, etc.) which they would then resell and you or I could then use
as a legal license for that piece of software.

Much like an OEM copy but with only a second-hand (but legitimate) COA
sticker (with product / CD key) and no manual or physical CD media.

Hope that clarifies, helps, explains, etc.


Best wishes,



News Reader



  #4  
Old November 27th 06, 10:14 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
Jason Russell
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Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier

Thanks. Perhaps I didn't explain very well. This particular retailer
was selling "reclaimed" or "recycled" COA stickers - as a licence for
use of the software.

In other words, they were, for example, as I understand it, buying
(probably bulk) COA stickers for Windows operating systems (perhaps
from PC's that were being junked, recycled without the O/S, being
upgraded with a new full licensed OS, etc.) which they would then
resell and you or I could then use as a legal license for that piece
of software.

Much like an OEM copy but with only a second-hand (but legitimate) COA
sticker (with product / CD key) and no manual or physical CD media.

Hope that clarifies, helps, explains, etc.


Best wishes,



News Reader


Think you mean IT Dealers - Apprently they were threatened by Micro$oft over
these sales, and have since stopped selling them.

However, try uk.adverts.computer - they often pop up for sale in that NG.

Jason Russell


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Old November 27th 06, 11:13 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
Bob Eager
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Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:08:58 UTC, "News Reader"
wrote:

Some time ago their used to be a computer and parts vendor that frequently
had nice cheap Windows COA stickers for sale. They majored in selling second
hand computers but also did a few other lines - such as a few hardware
components and these Windows COA stickers.

Can anyone remember or advise who they were? Or alternatively, where such
may otherwise be sourced (particularly looking for Windows XP
[professional])?


An excellent company called IT Dealers. They were threatened by
Microsoft and eventually had to stop trading.

They have reappeared (Paul has gone in with someone else) but I forget
the name. It's immaterial in this case, because they surely will not be
selling COAs!

--
[Davism - a condition by which the sufferer experiences an inability
to give concise answers, express reasoned argument or opinion.
Usually accompanied by silly noises and gestures - incurable, early
euthanasia recommended.
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Old November 28th 06, 07:15 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
News Reader
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Posts: 25
Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier



"Bob Eager" wrote in message
...
On Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:08:58 UTC, "News Reader"
wrote:

Some time ago their used to be a computer and parts vendor that

frequently
had nice cheap Windows COA stickers for sale. They majored in selling

second
hand computers but also did a few other lines - such as a few hardware
components and these Windows COA stickers.

Can anyone remember or advise who they were? Or alternatively, where

such
may otherwise be sourced (particularly looking for Windows XP
[professional])?


An excellent company called IT Dealers. They were threatened by
Microsoft and eventually had to stop trading.

They have reappeared (Paul has gone in with someone else) but I forget
the name. It's immaterial in this case, because they surely will not be
selling COAs!

--
[Davism - a condition by which the sufferer experiences an inability
to give concise answers, express reasoned argument or opinion.
Usually accompanied by silly noises and gestures - incurable, early
euthanasia recommended.



Oh well... lolo... I guess not ...


Never mind / next time.


Best wishes,



News Reader



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Old November 29th 06, 07:10 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
Paul
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Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier


"News Reader" wrote in message
...

Hi,

Some time ago their used to be a computer and parts vendor that frequently
had nice cheap Windows COA stickers for sale. They majored in selling
second
hand computers but also did a few other lines - such as a few hardware
components and these Windows COA stickers.

Can anyone remember or advise who they were? Or alternatively, where such
may otherwise be sourced (particularly looking for Windows XP
[professional])?


Thanks in advance and best wishes,



News Reader



someone by the name of Laptop City has just posted in uk.comp.adverts
selling COA


  #8  
Old November 30th 06, 03:58 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
News Reader
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Posts: 25
Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier


"Paul" wrote in message
...

"News Reader" wrote in message
...

Hi,

Some time ago their used to be a computer and parts vendor that

frequently
had nice cheap Windows COA stickers for sale. They majored in selling
second
hand computers but also did a few other lines - such as a few hardware
components and these Windows COA stickers.

Can anyone remember or advise who they were? Or alternatively, where

such
may otherwise be sourced (particularly looking for Windows XP
[professional])?


Thanks in advance and best wishes,



News Reader



someone by the name of Laptop City has just posted in uk.comp.adverts
selling COA




Hi,


Sounds good. I can't seem to get that group, nor able to find it on google,
can you copy the post from that group to here or reply with some of their
details / contact information, etc. please? Thanks very much!


Best wishes,




News Reader


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Old November 30th 06, 04:24 PM posted to uk.comp.vendors
Mike Tomlinson
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Default Windows COA Stickers - Trying to Find Old Supplier

In article , News Reader
writes

Sounds good. I can't seem to get that group, nor able to find it on google,


it's actually uk.adverts.computer

 




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