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Windows 7: New PC: Upgrade Pre-Installed Windows 7

08 Sep 2011   #11
r0sc0

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

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I now have Windows 7 Ultimate running on both laptops and running Speccy confirms that the same key has been used for both.

They appear to be functioning correctly so all's well.
You won't have an issues with functionality but its just not "Legal" using the same key on both systems and it may cause you validity issues in future




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08 Sep 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Komposter View Post
I now have Windows 7 Ultimate running on both laptops and running Speccy confirms that the same key has been used for both.

They appear to be functioning correctly so all's well.
They probably will providing you're not using both at the same time.

However, if you are using both computers at the same time you may fall foul of Microsoft's validation checks.

The purpose of validation is to highlight pirated software and software breaking the terms of the user's EULA.
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09 Sep 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

At some point one of the machines will touch base with MS Activation computers and learn the key is already being used which will deactivate one.
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