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Windows 7: Doe's doing a restore of your partitions count as another activation?

30 May 2011   #1

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Doe's doing a restore of your partitions count as another activation?

I have an MSDN windows 7 professional licence teacher said it will only activate a few times so i have activated it done my back ups of my drives but Doe's doing a restore of your partitions count as another activation? As I don't want to lose licence if it doe's count as another activation.
Thank you in advance

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30 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



I'm not sure what the teacher is saying but I believe those accounts are like a "Retail" Windows 7 and you should get unlimited installations to the same machine.
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30 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Best to check in your account IMO. There were some changes a while ago.
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30 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Bill2 would know more about that then I would.


You could always create an image of the complete install and store it externally, then when you need, just restore the image and you'll never have to be concerned over activation again, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Imaging with free Macrium
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30 May 2011   #5

windows 7
 
 

Thanks guy's I thought it would activate unlimited amount of times to as i actvated my old one countless times due to crashes then i ran into trouble a few weeks back and it said it was expired. So i had to get new one from teacher I have activated it with all my programm's on it and first time i have ever backed up i was amazed at Acronis true image restored my machine in 15 mins what took me 2 days to do. All i want to know to put my mind at rest is does restoring your machine count as another activation? thanks for posting guys
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30 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Restoring the image to the exact same hardware shouldnt use up an activation.
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30 May 2011   #7

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Restoring the image to the exact same hardware shouldnt use up an activation.
Thanks Bill2
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