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Windows 7: Install twice On Same Computer?


12 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Install twice On Same Computer?

i'm not sure i will want to install Windows 7 Pro for keeps, so i was going to install Windows 7 pro on my computer on an older, clean drive. if most of my 32-bit programs run well, i want to go ahead and remove that old drive and use my better drive in that computer.

would that be considered 2 installations and thus not work?

thanks.

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12 Nov 2011   #2

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12 Nov 2011   #3
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Any retail Windows 7 (besides OEM which is locked to first mobo) can be reinstalled as many times as you want wherever you want as long as it's on only one computer at a time.

An Upgrade version needs the qualifying XP/Vista which came with target machine, or a retail copy you have on hand and plan not to use - but which doesn't have to be installed: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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