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Re: [tlug] [Becoming OT] Re: problem with MBR

On 06/07/2010 01:07 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Jon Povey writes:
>  > fdisk /mbr cured it. I assume it wiped out a GUID written to the MBR to 
>  > identify the drive.. or somesuch.
> ... You might void your
> license doing that with Vista or Seven.  I've heard that with Windows
> 7 if you "dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb" then swap the drives, the boot
> will fail with an unlicensed hardware error.  (This from a university
> technician who as far as I know doesn't hate Microsoft.)  Might be
> just FUD, but then turn about is fair play. ;-)

That is a result of Microsoft Product Activation.  Sounds more like your
technicians can't be bothered.



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