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Windows 7: Windows 7 Family Pack Question


01 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Family Pack Question

Got a question... was thinking of grabbing the Windows 7 Family pack. Thing is I have 2 computers that are 64-bit compatible and 1 that is only 32 bit compatible. Do you guys think it would be possible to use the Family Pack to install 2 computers with 64-bit and 1 with 32-bit? Will be doing Clean install on all.

If/When it comes out I most likely won't get it until after the new year. Want to make sure it is stable before I sink money into it.

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01 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Divh View Post
Got a question... was thinking of grabbing the Windows 7 Family pack. Thing is I have 2 computers that are 64-bit compatible and 1 that is only 32 bit compatible. Do you guys think it would be possible to use the Family Pack to install 2 computers with 64-bit and 1 with 32-bit? Will be doing Clean install on all.

If/When it comes out I most likely won't get it until after the new year. Want to make sure it is stable before I sink money into it.
I do know that windows 7 retail version comes with both 32 and 64 bit, but I am looking for info on family pack, and all I found out that it's a upgrade.

check this out. Question
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20 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

My question is when can we expect the Windows 7 family pack to be abailable?
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20 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tigereyesblu View Post
My question is when can we expect the Windows 7 family pack to be abailable?
+1 to this
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20 Aug 2009   #5

win 7 7600-16385
 
 

probably oct 22nd with the rest. and yes this is the most stable OS microsoft has come out with since ME lol. See if amazon.com is taking orders for it.
Bob
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22 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack now on two machines one more to go
 
 

Family pack is 2 disks of Home Premium Upgrade. One is 32 bit and the other is 64 bit. Comes with a license for 3 computers. Everyone is selling it at $149.99 but Costco has it for $134.99!

My only question, and I could not find an answer for it yet, is can you install them on a computer outside your home. Like friends, neighbors, ect.
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23 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

License for 3 computers means 3 separate stickers with 3 separate keys or a single product key sticker?

Oh, and if anyone has already got their hands on the Family Pack - does it work same way as a single-user retail upgrade? (that is - is it basically 3 full licenses in one box?)

Thanks!
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23 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack now on two machines one more to go
 
 

One license key for all 3 installs. One 32 bit and one 64 bit disks.
My wife just called me from Cosco and they are selling it for $125.00 but online it is $135
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23 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

One thing to think about before buying the Home Premium Family Pack. You are networking 3 home computers or more. You will, at some time, want to access those computers remotely, either from one of the 3 networked computers or through a Windows Home Server. You can't access Home Premium computers through the built in Remote Desktop Connection software that comes with all Windows versions, this requires Windows Professional. So just realize if you buy Home Premium, you either live with no remote access or you have to setup third party software such as UltraVNC.
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23 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ddeen View Post
One thing to think about before buying the Home Premium Family Pack. You are networking 3 home computers or more. You will, at some time, want to access those computers remotely, either from one of the 3 networked computers or through a Windows Home Server. You can't access Home Premium computers through the built in Remote Desktop Connection software that comes with all Windows versions, this requires Windows Professional. So just realize if you buy Home Premium, you either live with no remote access or you have to setup third party software such as UltraVNC.
A better choice would be LogMeIn Free Edition.
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