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Windows 7: Installing Win7 inside of Win7-actvation

30 Nov 2010   #1
Boot Straps

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Installing Win7 inside of Win7-actvation

Can I install windows 7 ultimate inside the same(key code) windows 7 ultimate by using Virtual Box or Virtual PC and activate both scents its the same PC(laptop in this case)?

Thx
Boot Straps


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30 Nov 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

It is within the line that states a single cpu.... but i believe this is a question for a mod or MS
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30 Nov 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

For each Windows 7 instance you run inside a VM, you'll need a license.

If you are running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate, you get one licensed Windows XP for free with XP mode. Any other OS needs to be licensed indivudually, whether this runs on hardware or in a VM.

For the purpose of licensing, a VM is a separate PC.
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30 Nov 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

thank you bill much help as always
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30 Nov 2010   #5
Boot Straps

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Ok, so I install in a vm with seperet licensing. If I delete that vm and reinstall win 7, do I lose the second licensing from the first vm?

Thx
Boot Straps
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30 Nov 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Err..I understand only english but retail licenses of windows are transferable, as long as you use one on only one machine at a given time. At the most you may need to call MS to activate.
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30 Nov 2010   #7
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boot Straps View Post
Can I install windows 7 ultimate inside the same(key code) windows 7 ultimate by using Virtual Box or Virtual PC and activate both scents its the same PC(laptop in this case)?

Thx
Boot Straps
Yes you can. Infact I am running Windows 7 Home premium under Windows 7 Ultimate right now
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30 Nov 2010   #8
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I will suggest if you are only using each machine for a short period of time do not use a product key and just use the 30 trial.
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30 Nov 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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Yes you can. Infact I am running Windows 7 Home premium under Windows 7 Ultimate right now
Abhishek, you are answering the wrong question. OP's question is whether he can use the same key on 2 separate windows installs- one real, the other virtual. The answer is No because one license can only be used in one install at any time.

You are obviously using 2 different keys because you have different editions.
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30 Nov 2010   #10
Boot Straps

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the responds. I will buy anthor copy of win 7 for my VM and I need it more than 30 days and the updates.
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