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Windows 7: Family Pack: Share with My Dad?


06 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Family Pack: Share with My Dad?

If I get a Family Pack upgrade edition, can I install one version on my Dad's PC, who lives next door?


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06 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sure! There are no geographical constraints on the family pack.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Sure! There are no geographical constraints on the family pack.
Nice!
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10 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Sure! There are no geographical constraints on the family pack.
Are three individual family members allowed to have three copies of the software install disc?
So, for example a copy for my dad, my sibling at university, and me?
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10 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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10 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview
 
 

As long as you comply with the licensing requirements of only running the software on three machines I cannot imagine you having any issues from Microsoft, for making copies of the install media.

The only way to get a definitive answer would be to ask Microsoft themselves but I very much doubt that they will be knocking on your door as long as only the three licences are used
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10 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
As long as you comply with the licensing requirements of only running the software on three machines I cannot imagine you having any issues from Microsoft, for making copies of the install media.

The only way to get a definitive answer would be to ask Microsoft themselves but I very much doubt that they will be knocking on your door as long as only the three licences are used
Thanks. Especially if I am truly using it for family members (they just aren't under one roof at the moment). But...people do move all the time.
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10 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview
 
 

The way I look at the geographic issue is in these days of high usage of laptops, and the norm for users to have a dynamic IP from the ISP, if Microsoft did monitor use of the licence by IP monitoring, and I do not believe they do, the change of IP address would be attributable to the legitimate variation I state above.
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10 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A Family Pack is three licenses. What you choose to do with those three licenses is completely up to you, provided you follow the EULA. For example, if you tried using those licenses to install it on four computers....you'd be breaking the EULA. Microsoft doesn't give out a family tree, showing you who is eligible and who isn't.
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10 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I so wish I was paying closer attention when I was at Best Buy last week purchasing the Home Premium. For an additional $30 I would have 2 more licenses. Even though I only have one other PC here capable of seriously running Win 7 it would still be a good purchase. Recommend this idea to your friends. It might save them some dough.
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