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Windows 7: Is It Legal To Use Someone RC Download With My Own Key

06 Sep 2009   #1
BruhthaKuga

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 
Is It Legal To Use Someone RC Download With My Own Key

Do Microsoft mind if I use someones downloaded copy of Windows 7 RC provided that I get my own key code which they are still issuing?

If so I really would like a copy of the latest build of 64bit



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06 Sep 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

No its not illegal to use someone else's copy as long as you have/use your own key.
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06 Sep 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, that's 100% fine. It's not as if the downloads were unique in any way.
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06 Sep 2009   #4
chuckr

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

You might want to be aware that the RC installation begins its 'slow-death'

around March 10 or so, next year....
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06 Sep 2009   #5
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It should be fine. Microsoft has stopped supplying the downloads, but is still supplying the keys. This says to me it's fine, as long as the version you download is infact the same rc microsoft would give you, and not a modified version that has hacks like "timernuke" installed.
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07 Sep 2009   #6
BruhthaKuga

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 
Im Good, almost

I must be dumb as a stump with with a head bump, I was just getting and saving the 64bit key code just in case I get a copy and found that when I got the 32 I went ahead and got the 64 so I am good. . . minus the being a dumb stump thing.

Thanx everyone
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07 Sep 2009   #7
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You can also use someone elses RC key since there are only about 10 or so different keys for each version (x86 or x64) that were given out to the entire world. So there are many many 1,000's of people using the exact same key you are using.
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07 Sep 2009   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Btw...there is no x86 or x64 keys they are all the same. Any key for Windows 7 [insert version] will activate the respected x86 version or the x64 version, but not both at the same time.
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07 Sep 2009   #9
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
You can also use someone elses RC key since there are only about 10 or so different keys for each version (x86 or x64) that were given out to the entire world. So there are many many 1,000's of people using the exact same key you are using.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Btw...there is no x86 or x64 keys they are all the same. Any key for Windows 7 [insert version] will activate the respected x86 version or the x64 version, but not both at the same time.
Now that is interesting... those scoundrels at MS...
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07 Sep 2009   #10
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Btw...there is no x86 or x64 keys they are all the same. Any key for Windows 7 [insert version] will activate the respected x86 version or the x64 version, but not both at the same time.
I knew that is true for the RTM version, but wasn't sure about the RC.
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