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Windows 7: 3 pack of Windows 7 Ultimate OEM

31 May 2009   #1
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
3 pack of Windows 7 Ultimate OEM

Does anyone know if you buy one of these 3 packs you see on popular computer hardware/software sites.....do you get 3 discs? Would you just get one disc and 3 key #s? I am thinking of doing this but i was just wondering. Thanks to anyone who knows.

I can't find the answer anywhere....sound like maybe just one disc but....??????


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31 May 2009   #2
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can download the Windows 7 Release Candidate from Microsoft for free. You can burn as many copies of it as you'd like.

As I recall (can't open the site right now) you can install it on 3 systems. And you can go back and get more keys if you need them.

It's all here for the taking: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx
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31 May 2009   #3
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
As I recall (can't open the site right now) you can install it on 3 systems. And you can go back and get more keys if you need them.
You can install the RC on as many PC's as you like.....there are only 15 different keys this time around so there is no need to go get extras.

As for the Original Post.....Windows 7 isn't for Sale yet....so the question is irrelevant for now.

I don't know if Microsoft are going to offer a Home pack where you get a Licence to install on up to 3 PC's in the one household.

It has only been done so far with Office Student Edition I think....not on an OS.

I haven't used that version but I think it is only One CD / Dvd and one Licence which can be activated onto 3 different PC's.

It would be a good option for Microsoft to offer this...it would make it an easier sell to get people to migrate to Windows 7 than having to buy 3 individual licences.
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01 Jun 2009   #4
sevsman

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
You can download the Windows 7 Release Candidate from Microsoft for free. You can burn as many copies of it as you'd like.

As I recall (can't open the site right now) you can install it on 3 systems. And you can go back and get more keys if you need them.

It's all here for the taking: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx

I love it when people actually read the whole post that they're replying to
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01 Jun 2009   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have the RC on 3 computers. I want to know about RTM. Do OEM volume licences come with discs? or just one disc and many keys?
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01 Jun 2009   #6
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Hey guys......I have a small doubt.....the official download from MS only gives us the ultimate version......how do you get to install other versions? Thanks
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01 Jun 2009   #7
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Once 7 is out oem 3 packs would see a separate product key for each of the 3 separate disks just like any previous version. As for how many systems you can run 7 on?


What's a product key and why do I need one?

A product key is a long sequence of letters and numbers that's used to activate the RC and ensure your copy is genuine. (See Activating Windows: frequently asked questions.)
When you download the RC, you'll be given a product key. (See Installation Instructions.) Be sure to use the product key to activate the RC within 30 days, or you'll start getting persistent reminders to activate. Your product key will work for up to three separate computers, so if you want to install the the RC on another PC, you can re-use the same key. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/faq.aspx

As for the 15 keys when first downloading the 64bit RC here the key seen on the download page refused to work! Go back again and again since an upgrade repair install later required a 3rd key! The same situation came up with the 32bit as well.
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01 Jun 2009   #8
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Cool Guy View Post
Hey guys......I have a small doubt.....the official download from MS only gives us the ultimate version......how do you get to install other versions? Thanks
As far as I know, ultimate is the only version there is since the others are just ultimate with features turned off. You can got to programs and features and turn off features if you want to experience other versions.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-ultimate.html
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01 Jun 2009   #9
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Does anyone know if you buy one of these 3 packs you see on popular computer hardware/software sites.....do you get 3 discs? Would you just get one disc and 3 key #s? I am thinking of doing this but i was just wondering. Thanks to anyone who knows.

I can't find the answer anywhere....sound like maybe just one disc but....??????
Just a thought....if you were indeed looking to use an OEM 3 pack (I didn't see the OEM part before....must wear my specs more often ) you might be better off considering a Technet Subscription....not that anyone would think of using their Technet downloads or keys in a Live production PC.

As I said...just a thought...
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01 Jun 2009   #10
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
As far as I know, ultimate is the only version there is since the others are just ultimate with features turned off. You can got to programs and features and turn off features if you want to experience other versions.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-ultimate.html

Thank you, Nate. But as far as I've seen, I've seen some people installing starter edition on their computers for beta testing.......Windows 7 Starter Edition - Is It Really That Bad?
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