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Windows 7: Win7 HP Family Pack vs 3 single buys?

30 Mar 2010   #1

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 
Win7 HP Family Pack vs 3 single buys?

I just received my 3 separate Windows 7 HomePrem Upgrade disks (32&64b) I got off eBay ($79/ea, free shipping), installed one 64bit flawlessly, works fine.. no problems at all.. Yeay!!

My question is, aside from having to purchase 3 separate disks, is there any advantage to buying the Family Pack? Looking at the eBay prices, I came out abt $25 ahead as most Family Packs are selling for $260+ ...

Does the Family Pack come with anything else? Is it a single Activation Key for 3 disks, or one disk used 3 times? Just wondering... but it kinda seems if I need more copies (I have 3 more laptops still using XP Pro), I just keep scouting for cheap prices on single disks..

teege

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30 Mar 2010   #2

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The Family Pack was a temporary deal from Microsoft that gave a better deal for 3 licenses than buying them separately.

The sale is over now, and eBay is flooded with keys left over from people who purchased the family pack and have extra keys.

These keys are just ordinary keys, so if you trust the seller, go ahead and buy them.

Just a note of caution buying keys from users, like on eBay. Not all keys are legitimate. Be sure that you have recourse in the event you get an illegitimate key.
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30 Mar 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
The Family Pack was a temporary deal from Microsoft that gave a better deal for 3 licenses than buying them separately.

The sale is over now, and eBay is flooded with keys left over from people who purchased the family pack and have extra keys.

These keys are just ordinary keys, so if you trust the seller, go ahead and buy them.

Just a note of caution buying keys from users, like on eBay. Not all keys are legitimate. Be sure that you have recourse in the event you get an illegitimate key.
Excellent advice Jon. if something seems too good to be true it probably is.
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30 Mar 2010   #4

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 

Jon, thanks, but these are not keys for sale... they are sealed, full retail(well, Upgrade), boxed sets... ie:

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack Upgrade - eBay (item 270549373735 end time Mar-21-10 14:55:35 PDT)

BRAND NEW AND SEALED Official Microsoft Windows operating system software purchased at CostcoInstall Windows 7 on 3 different computers 64 bit and 32 bit includedUpgrade version requires a prior vision of windows be installed on the computer you are upgrading.

so you're saying there is no benefit(or bonus) to buying a Family Pack now?
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30 Mar 2010   #5

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Hi

I think that Jon is saying that if you know that the key will be valid and the savings is sufficient give it a try.
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