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Windows 7: one Win7 Disc + 4 computers = ?

26 Dec 2009   #1
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
one Win7 Disc + 4 computers = ?

I have recently purchased 1 Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium installation disc from CompUSA. When I purchased the disc I was under the impression that you could use 1 disc to install Windows 7 on more than 1 computer. I have been researching lately and think I have made a mistake. Can you or can you not install Windows 7 Home Premium on 4 computers with the same installation CD?


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26 Dec 2009   #2
Qdos

 

Only if you have purchased a multi-license edition...
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26 Dec 2009   #3
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Only if you have purchased a multi-license edition...
So i need to purchase more installation discs? I was able to install Windows XP Pro on up to five computers. Does it matter if I stated that I purchased the Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit OEM System Builder Pack?
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26 Dec 2009   #4
Qdos

 

You can use your single disk to make multiple installations... however you'll need fresh keys to activate all but the first one...
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26 Dec 2009   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Why not check into a Microsoft Technet subscription for your needs ?
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26 Dec 2009   #6
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
I have recently purchased 1 Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium installation disc from CompUSA. When I purchased the disc I was under the impression that you could use 1 disc to install Windows 7 on more than 1 computer. I have been researching lately and think I have made a mistake. Can you or can you not install Windows 7 Home Premium on 4 computers with the same installation CD?
Hello CoolioG, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

There was a limited time offer of Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack that included three computers. Does your CompUSA box say "Family Pack"?

Cheers!
Robert
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26 Dec 2009   #7
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
You can use your single disk to make multiple installations... however you'll need fresh keys to activate all but the first one...
How do you obtain the keys? Did I make a mistake by purchasing the OEM version even if im a casual desktop user not a system builder? What is the installation difference between the OEM version and the regular Home Premium?
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26 Dec 2009   #8
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Why not check into a Microsoft Technet subscription for your needs ?
This IS good advice, I wish I had done it back when I first realized I needed it.

Now I'm looking for yet another activation key I wish I had........

Do it!
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26 Dec 2009   #9
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Here is some more information on the family pack that he was talking about.

Microsoft | Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack | GFC-00236 | B&H

We used to carry them at Staples, but for some reason my store doesn't anymore.

-Bill
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26 Dec 2009   #10
Qdos

 

M$ withdrew the triple licence family pack in the US, although you can still get them in the UK for about 130GBP a pack...
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