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Windows 7: Planning on installing Windows 7 on ALOT of computers.

21 Jul 2009   #1
Codfish

Windows 7 32bit(main) and Windows XP
 
 
Planning on installing Windows 7 on ALOT of computers.

But I don't want to stray to illegal matters in doing so.

Is there any legal way I can install Windows 7(Professional or Ultimate) onto 5 or more computers, without spending like $1000-$1500?

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21 Jul 2009   #2
sonyman

Mac OS X
 
 

You could go through MSDN or TechNet, but the license is restrictive as to what you can do with copies of Windows provided to you.
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21 Jul 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not unless you get some enterprise agreement with Microsoft...and that will cost you a whole more than $1000-$1500. You can get a Home License which allows you 3 installs, but you have to use Home Premium for that.

This is why I don't run Windows on all of my computers...it gets rather expensive pretty quickly.
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21 Jul 2009   #4
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You could always go with volume licensing (i think is what its called)
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21 Jul 2009   #5
Codfish

Windows 7 32bit(main) and Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
You could always go with volume licensing (i think is what its called)
How much do you think the costs will be for Windows 7 Ultimate volume licenses?
How much were they for Vista?
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21 Jul 2009   #6
sonyman

Mac OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
How much do you think the costs will be for Windows 7 Ultimate volume licenses?
How much were they for Vista?
I don't know anything about cost but keep in mind that the minimum number of computers in order to use KMS activation is 25, but I can speculate with a good amount of certainty that it will surely be over $1500.
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21 Jul 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
How much do you think the costs will be for Windows 7 Ultimate volume licenses?
How much were they for Vista?
Volume licenses really aren't something that individuals buy...it's for businesses and enterprises with hundreds/thousands of deployments. You can go to this website for information on the program....http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mla/default.aspx
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21 Jul 2009   #8
Codfish

Windows 7 32bit(main) and Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Volume licenses really aren't something that individuals buy...it's for businesses and enterprises with hundreds/thousands of deployments. You can go to this website for information on the program....Microsoft License Advisor
Is there anything that is recommended for individuals?
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21 Jul 2009   #9
sonyman

Mac OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
Is there anything that is recommended for individuals?
The Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack. That's the only thing that comes close, although it's an upgrade version.
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21 Jul 2009   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
Is there anything that is recommended for individuals?
The Windows Home Family pack is the first time in Microsoft history that they will offer a discounted program for multiple installations like this. Unfortunately, to stay 100% legit, you end up paying large sums of money to Microsoft under their licensing. That's the primary reason why most of the world pirates and steals the OS's. Or uses alternative operating systems not-provided by the Redmond Washington giant.


Is there a particular reason why you want Ultimate or Professional...rather than Home Premium????
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