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Windows 7: Legal Copy of "7" ???

08 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oletar View Post
First , I'd like to thank everyone for the hasty replies. I really do appreciate the help but the term "licensed computers" is what is concerns me. My plan is to delete one computer, a Sony Vaio and replace it with another. The hard drive will be the same but everything else will be new. I fear this will send "Red Flags" up everywhere. I'd rather not complete the project and have Microsoft tell me I can not do this. I can see where they could possibly void my license for all three computers.
I don't have a Family Pack license, but I imagine that it's like the other licenses. You will probably need to activate the new machine by phone. The right answer as to how many machines you have the OS installed on will be 3, rtaher than one for a single retail license. The worst case: you'll have to speak to a live person. (Not painful, just taking a little more time.)

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08 Jan 2010   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I wonder how they enforce "household." ISP?

Does anyone know?

I've heard from several who split them up with friends.
It is my opinion that these are just marketing schemes, to get the price where people will actually buy the system, without having to "offically" lower the price. In addition, they do sell some at the list price. Personally, I bought mine during the pre order, for $49.99
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