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Windows 7: Multi-boot system

02 Nov 2009   #1
oldspook

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Multi-boot system

I already have xp and W7-64 on my computer. I have 4 internal HDD's and am thinking of adding third OS, W7-32. Since they would be on the same computer, will I be able to activate the W7 32-bit version?


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02 Nov 2009   #2
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes as long as its on a different partition or drive.
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02 Nov 2009   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You can't use the same licence to install 7 twice. If you have another licence, choose the right hard drive and go ahead. Better yet, disconnect all your hard drives except the empty one when you install 7.
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03 Nov 2009   #4
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
You can't use the same licence to install 7 twice.
Even on the exact same hardware? If it was on a separate HDD, yes, but I can't see why it wouldn't work on the same drive. Surely Windows would see it as a reinstall on the same hardware.
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03 Nov 2009   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

You might end up in a loop where each one has to be reactivated. I think this is one you need to call Microsoft and ask, and then post back and let us know what they say. It's reasonable that they would allow it since the two can't be used at the same time, but definitive word can only come from Microsoft on this.
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