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Windows 7: Running the OS on two seperate HDs

11 Apr 2014   #1

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Running the OS on two seperate HDs

Just got off a chat with MS tech. Asked if:

I want to run two iterations of Retail Home Premium version of Windows 7 on the same physical machine, using two distinct hard drives that I can swap out from bays. Is this allowed under the license agreement?

The answer was yes I can, but I still need two product keys

I wonder is linux is the smarter play?

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11 Apr 2014   #2
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We can help answer that better if you tell us why you need two separate installations of the same OS? Better to create two User accounts on the same OS.
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11 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1

Or, use a virtual machine with something like vmware player. You could install ubuntu or windows 7 in a virtual machine. And use the trial period (30 days) to install stuff. Just reinstall it again or use the extended trial period.
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