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Windows 7: Buy another license


29 Nov 2009   #1

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Buy another license

Hello.

I'm new here, and I searched for some answers, but couldn't. I'm sorry if has been covered before (most likely it has), so please just kindly show me the way to some existing threads if this has been asked before.

I purchased Windows 7 Home Premium (upgrade) and installed it on my desktop PC. Before I bought it, I read about a Family Pack, but because my laptop was so old, I didn't think Windows 7 would work well on it. I even used the Upgrade Adviser, and it said it wouldn't. So, I bought a single license.

Before activating my desktop installation, I decided to install it on my laptop to see what would happen. To my surprise, it not only runs just fine...it runs twice as fast as the XP installation that was previously on there.

Needless to say, I want to install Windows 7 on my laptop now, but know I cannot install my purchased copy on two computers. Had I known it was going to work, I would have bought the Family Pack! But now, I suppose my only course of action is to buy another copy of Windows 7 at full price (for $120).

So...I guess my question is, am I right in my thinking? There's no way now to get a Family Pack by purchasing two more licenses at discount, is there? Can I just purchase another license without the software and use the same installation DVD twice? If so, where would I buy another license?

Thanks for all your help.

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29 Nov 2009   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jxhndxe View Post
Hello.

I'm new here, and I searched for some answers, but couldn't. I'm sorry if has been covered before (most likely it has), so please just kindly show me the way to some existing threads if this has been asked before.

I purchased Windows 7 Home Premium (upgrade) and installed it on my desktop PC. Before I bought it, I read about a Family Pack, but because my laptop was so old, I didn't think Windows 7 would work well on it. I even used the Upgrade Adviser, and it said it wouldn't. So, I bought a single license.

Before activating my desktop installation, I decided to install it on my laptop to see what would happen. To my surprise, it not only runs just fine...it runs twice as fast as the XP installation that was previously on there.

Needless to say, I want to install Windows 7 on my laptop now, but know I cannot install my purchased copy on two computers. Had I known it was going to work, I would have bought the Family Pack! But now, I suppose my only course of action is to buy another copy of Windows 7 at full price (for $120).

So...I guess my question is, am I right in my thinking? There's no way now to get a Family Pack by purchasing two more licenses at discount, is there? Can I just purchase another license without the software and use the same installation DVD twice? If so, where would I buy another license?

Thanks for all your help.
Hello jxhndxe, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It wasn't me, but seems like someone here posted that he called the Microsoft Store and traded up from Home Premium to the Home Premium Family Pack. The only difference is you are allowed to use the Key on three different computers.

No guarantees, but it can't hurt to try?

Cheers!
Robert
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29 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

If you have a student, you can order $30 student copy.
(Reminds me of the old Kids In The Hall sketch: "Look Mom, we brought home a businessman! Can we keep him?" Mom: "You take that businessman right back where you found him!")

You can also recruit trusted friends & family members to share a $150 family pack at $50 each, the magical price offered to us beta testers.

Just make sure you tightly control the keys to not be on more than 3 computers at a time.
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30 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I'm not a student, nor do I have access to a .edu address, so that option is out.

I bought my copy of Windows 7 at Best Buy...so I wonder if the Microsoft Store would be able to help -- how would they verify that I'm even telling them the truth?
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30 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

They could tell by the key of your purchased OS.
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