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Windows 7: How many installs with new win 7 disc

24 Feb 2014   #1
scrumpyjax

w7 32bit
 
 
How many installs with new win 7 disc

Hi, my first time here so be gentle with me
I have two PC's and one laptop running XP that I want to upgrade. I ran the Win7 adviser and downloaded the drivers I need.
But if I go to the shop and buy a brand spanking new installation disc,will it have all the drivers on it?
And,can I use it for all three upgrades?
Any advice please?


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24 Feb 2014   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
If you buy a Seven DVD, it will have all the essential drivers, for Seven.
With the DVD that you will buy, you can intstall, only on one machine at a time. Once the number is used, it cannot be used on another machine, unless you uninstall first. Even then you may have to call MS and explain.
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24 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to upgrade several PCs, there are retail family packs available on Amazon - but they are extremely expensive (e.g. $416 for 3 users). It is cheaper to go with multiple OEM single packs that can be had for less than $100 per pack.
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24 Feb 2014   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

WHS has given you good advice and tt is correct that OEM is cheaper than the retail version. You may, however, want to read the Licensing rules to make sure that you qualify for the OEM version.
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24 Feb 2014   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Someone mentioned that a Retail Win7 disc might be difficult to find, so your only option is an OEM disc.
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24 Feb 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Someone mentioned that a Retail Win7 disc might be difficult to find, so your only option is an OEM disc.
They can be found but they are extremely expensive.
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