By using an activated copy of Windows on multiple computers

I am aware of a situation where a single activated copy of Windows (with a single license, no volume) is distributed on multiple computers for commercial purposes. This is done in a single image using the image of several computers.

The company is to buy a new license for each PC, but these licenses are not actually used and active on new computers. The license sticker is just attached to the computer while the pre-activated Windows copy stays on the PC.

This means that many computers were shipped with the same license installed.

Can someone tell what the legal situation of this please? I'm afraid that even if they buy the licenses, they still distribute licensed copied on several PC.


It is not legal, and additional computers will be later (3 months) blocked and begin to restart every 2 hours.

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