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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation Limits


03 Jan 2010   #1

Vista 64 & Kubuntu
 
 
Windows 7 Installation Limits

Hey guys,

My computer (custom build) currently has Windows Vista installed. I plan to build practically an entirely new computer and sell my old one after wiping the drives. I kind of want to experience Windows 7 right now, but I am not building my new computer for around 6 more months. If I buy Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit now and install it on this machine, will I have any issues installing it on my new computer, given that I am wiping the drives on my current one before selling? Is there an activation limit?

Thanks,
James

p.s. Anyone want to buy a computer in 6 months?


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03 Jan 2010   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you have a RETAIL product key , you are allowed to move it to a different machine, if you take it off the first one.

You will likely need to call MS free activation line to activate.
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03 Jan 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

There is no actual install limit. If however you push it to the limit, lets say 5 or 6 in a month or two, the key will not intitially work. You will be directed to a touch tone phone, where it may or may not work. If that does not work, the phone will be picked up by a person. If you explain, in an honest way, you will be activated.
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03 Jan 2010   #4

Vista 64 & Kubuntu
 
 

Thanks for the quick responses and info. I was afraid I'd have to wait 6 months, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

I hear 7 is much better than Vista. I dislike Vista a lot.
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03 Jan 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

7 has all the features that you wished for in Vista. I had Vista, also.
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03 Jan 2010   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's a shame, because 7 is a refined version of Vista.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parkerjm View Post
Thanks for the quick responses and info. I was afraid I'd have to wait 6 months, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

I hear 7 is much better than Vista. I dislike Vista a lot.
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03 Jan 2010   #7

Vista 64 & Kubuntu
 
 

As long as it is refined in the right places, I think 7 and I will get along swimmingly.
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