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Windows 7: How many computers?

03 Mar 2010   #1

windows vista
 
 
How many computers?

I am running Vista on my laptop, Vista and XP on my main computer and XP on my wife's notebook. If I purchase a windows 7 Home Premium upgrade can I upgrade all my computers to Windows 7 or just one? Nowhere can I find any info on thisover here in the UK


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03 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello bradac, welcometo Seven Forums!


1 license key = 1 install to one PC, unless you can purchase a Volume License Key to do multiple PCs.
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03 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just one. One key one computer like it always has been. Unless you buy the family pack which is no longer being offered by Microsoft.
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03 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Brad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can only install and activate one Windows 7 on one computer per product key number. If you have a retail Windows 7 version, then you can install and activate it on another computer, but it must be completely uninstalled from any any prior computer first.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2010   #5

windows vista
 
 
Thanks

Thanks all for your information. Because of no family pack anymore I've now got to decide on which computer to upgrade- decisions,decisions,decisions.
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05 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



Too many decisions, be sure to keep us informed.
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05 Mar 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

At NewEgg, you can still get a 3-pack. This happens to be Ultimate, but they also have other editions.
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05 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
At NewEgg, you can still get a 3-pack. This happens to be Ultimate, but they also have other editions.
I'm guessing that this poster likely doesn't want to spend $500+ to put Windows 7 on his computers.
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05 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
At NewEgg, you can still get a 3-pack. This happens to be Ultimate, but they also have other editions.

As long as it's understood by the OP that those are OEM and not retail and can only be installed to one machine and the individual keys can never be moved to another PC if need be.
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05 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
At NewEgg, you can still get a 3-pack. This happens to be Ultimate, but they also have other editions.
I'm guessing that this poster likely doesn't want to spend $500+ to put Windows 7 on his computers.
It is still $400 cheaper than buying 3 full individual licenses. Everything is relative. But then you can also get 3 OEM Home Premium for $315. So there are choices.
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