Quote: Originally Posted by KillMeister057
if you can do a clean install from windows upgrade why is there a full version, i thought you had to have a upgrade license or something for windows upgrade to work
Good question. It has to do with the Upgrade also being the Repair install in Windows 7. And because 6 million beta-tested Windows 7, MS didn't want to inconvenience them with having to reinstall XP/Vista.
The workaround given below is even being given out by MS tech support: http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...he-answer.aspx
The absolute best deal is the Family 3Pack of Home Premium for $150. Your Dad could outfit all of your computers legally with that. Just keep shared key tightly held and only on 3 computers at a time.
You will find that passing around Windows is a guaranteed route to activation failure, just as certain as using cracktivations. It is only a matter of time. Overkill.