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Windows 7: Windows 7 RTM Licenses

31 Jul 2009   #1
KOKJ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 RTM Licenses

I'm not sure where to ask this, but I noticed that the $319 Windows 7 Ultimate pack says it comes with the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Does anyone know if this can be reinstalled if a PC is clean-installed at some point, or is it a one-time shot?

Also, any idea how many machines I can put it on if I buy it?


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31 Jul 2009   #2
banderz777

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KOKJ View Post
I'm not sure where to ask this, but I noticed that the $319 Windows 7 Ultimate pack says it comes with the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Does anyone know if this can be reinstalled if a PC is clean-installed at some point, or is it a one-time shot?

Also, any idea how many machines I can put it on if I buy it?
Yes it does come with both, but the key can only be used by either the 32 bit or the 64 bit version, you can not use both version at the same time with the same key, and you can install the full retail version on one PC and reinstall it if you need too.
I hope that helped you.

Brian
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31 Jul 2009   #3
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

just like vista, you can user the same key to install x32/x64 and/or in any language
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31 Jul 2009   #4
KOKJ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes, thanks to both of you. That did help.
So basically, if I want to install Win7 x64 Ultimate on 2 machines, I've got to buy two copies for $319 each?
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31 Jul 2009   #5
3r1c

Windows 7
 
 

It just means you can install either 32 or 64 bit at your preference, not both at the same time on different pcs.
Its still 1 license = 1 PC.

So yes if you want to run it on two machines you will need to buy two copies.
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31 Jul 2009   #6
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Can you dual-boot 32 and 64 using the same key?

That's 1 computer, 1 key...
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31 Jul 2009   #7
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Can you dual-boot 32 and 64 using the same key?

That's 1 computer, 1 key...

Nope. 1 install, not one computer.
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31 Jul 2009   #8
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Can you dual-boot 32 and 64 using the same key?

That's 1 computer, 1 key...
True story. With Vista, I had both 32 & 64. I tasked my lawyer to determine and she advised that dual boot does not violate, as it is one license per active machine. It cost me $300 to learn that. Vista was $240.
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31 Jul 2009   #9
KOKJ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Man... I'd like to put Ultimate on the three machines in my household, but maybe not now
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