Friday, May 26, 2006

Wild Ramblings: Mystery Solved

Back on March 1st I blogged about the Mystery Solved USB drive Microsoft was sending out by just filling out a simple survey.

Well, today, I got this response:
Thank you for your interest in the Mystery Solved Windows® licensing promotion. We've received your request for more information to help clarify Microsoft® Windows Desktop Licensing pre-loaded on the USB drive. Unfortunately, this Mystery Solved promotion was available in the U.S. only and while supplies last. Supply is depleted at this time, so we encourage you to please utilize the online alternative today.

Simply download* the Windows Desktop Licensing reference files directly at:

To help simplify Windows Desktop Licensing, keep these points in mind:

There are two legal ways to acquire a full Windows Desktop license: through your hardware vendor (OEM/System Builder) or Full Packaged Product.
Volume licensing covers Windows Desktop operating system upgrades only.
OEM operating system licenses live and die with each PC–they are not transferable.

Again, thank you for your interest in Mystery Solved and for helping us spread the word about proper Windows licensing.

Microsoft Corporation

My translation?
Thanks for filling out our survey sucker, but we didn't really have any drives, we just wanted all you marks to fill out our form, and it worked.
Oh well, shouldn't expect something for nothing. I would be curious if anyone knows of ANYONE that actually got a USB drive.
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