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Windows 7: Can you install Windows 7 Ultimate on more then 1 PC?


17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Can you install Windows 7 Ultimate on more then 1 PC?

As the title asks, can I install Windows 7 Ultimate on more then 1 computer in my house?

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17 Nov 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HardSide View Post
As the title asks, can I install Windows 7 Ultimate on more then 1 computer in my house?
Hi HardSide! Welcome to SevenForums! The answer to your question is YES! But you won't be able to activate them all with the same product key unless you have a family pack.

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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeh, so that basically means no updates and it wont show as a genuine copy then to microsoft.com?
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17 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Assuming it even lets you log in and use the system, yes. If you have multiple PCs, get a family pack, OEM licenses, or TechNet (if you qualify).
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17 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need a family pack...and that includes Windows 7 Home Premium...Not Ultimate

You may consider the purchase of Technet which gives you all of the OS's and Office for your own testing and use. It's $349 a year

Otherwise, you gotta buy 2 license keys.
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17 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HardSide View Post
Yeh, so that basically means no updates and it wont show as a genuine copy then to microsoft.com?
No. You would only be able to activate one installation, and the others would stop working at the end of the grace period.

There are ways to get around that, but it involves moving from casual piracy to a more active sort.
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17 Nov 2009   #7

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You may consider the purchase of Technet which gives you all of the OS's and Office for your own testing and use. It's $349 a year.
Are you saying that you can download fully activated Windows 7 and Office software with a Technet subscription?
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17 Nov 2009   #8

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

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17 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

With a Technet plus subscription, you can download almost every software MS makes. For the OS's you get 10 separate keys for each version, so 10 keys for 7 Ultimate, 10 keys for 7 Pro etc., etc. Plus 10 keys for each version of Office. And I assume it's the same for most of the other software they make. I think you can even request additional keys if that's not enough. And these keys are full retail keys that never expire, even after the 1 year Technet subscription expires.

However, the Technet license is supposed to be for evaluation and testing, although MS seems to be very liberal and generous in interpreting that. However, use of Technet keys in a "production environment" is expressly not allowed, although how they would enforce that, I don't know. But home personal type use seems to be OK.
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18 Nov 2009   #10

Win 7 x64
 
 

So if I had 2 or 3 computers and wanted to put Windows 7 Ultimate on them, it would be cheaper for me to join Technet than to purchase three retail versions at $320 each. Of course the three computers are for "testing" purposes.
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