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Windows 7: Can you install win 7 on more than 1 home PC

13 Nov 2009   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Can you install win 7 on more than 1 home PC

Can you install Windows 7 Home premium (a full version) on more than one home machine.

I suppose you can't but just wanted to confirm. It seems to me that MS allowed installing some of its software on more than one machine in the past, but can't remember the parameters.

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13 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You can install it but you cannot activate it on more then one machine. Without putting in a Activation Key you are given 120 days before you must either activate it or remove it.
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13 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wsplawn View Post
Can you install Windows 7 Home premium (a full version) on more than one home machine.

I suppose you can't but just wanted to confirm. It seems to me that MS allowed installing some of its software on more than one machine in the past, but can't remember the parameters.
No, you can't (one key one machine) unless you have Windows 7 Family Pack.
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13 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The install media is capable of installing on many different machines. however the licensing and activation is based on one licence to one machine.

there are family packs available that allow simultaneous installation on three machines, and there are multiple install keys for business but the basic rule is one PC one licence
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13 Nov 2009   #5

Windows XP
 
 

Thank you for responding:

I have a two machine home network with Win 7 (full version, not an upgrade) on one machine and XP on the other. Are you aware of any other price break offers that might allow me to get Win 7 on my second machine for less than $120.00?
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13 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Not really Home premium OEM was on sale last week for 104.99 with free shipping and no taxon Newegg if your not in California. Right now on Tigerdirect it's 109.99 plus shipping and no tax unless your in Florida.I get emails from a lot of etailers if I get one that has it cheaper i will post it. Fabe Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English at TigerDirect.com
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13 Nov 2009   #7

Windows XP
 
 

Thank you all for your help
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13 Nov 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I truly believe that with this economy, and MS knows it, the full price cannot be supported. Yes, they came out with a high suggested price, and hope that many people make the purchase. When the sales start slowing down to a certain point (a point that MS already knows) the price will come down. Probably, something similar to the preorder special that they had in July. Bottom line, if you can wait, do so, you will be amply rewarded.
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13 Nov 2009   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Not really Home premium OEM was on sale last week for 104.99 with free shipping and no taxon Newegg if your not in California. Right now on Tigerdirect it's 109.99 plus shipping and no tax unless your in Florida.I get emails from a lot of etailers if I get one that has it cheaper i will post it. Fabe Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English at TigerDirect.com
Remember though that OEM is permanently tied to the hardware of the machine, while an Upgrade can be migrated just as a full retail license.

I am seeing 3 pack Upgrades for $150US which is less than half price each. You have 3 licenses for life then, whereas the OEM is only for the life of the machine.

Source: What Microsoft won't tell you about Windows 7 licensing
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13 Nov 2009   #10

Win 7
 
 

That's strange, I got my Win 7 home premium from Compaq / HP for the new machine and also installed and registered it on my 4 year old Emachine with no problems...just lucky I guess.
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