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Windows 7: W7 cd key


09 Jan 2010   #1

 
 
W7 cd key

I have a CD KEY from MSDN for windows 7, how many times can I use this CD KEY. Someone said 1 time and then if you try again it will blacklist the key. Someone else said 10 times, you can install it onto 10 pc's.

I dont want to get it blacklisted for the current pc i have installed it onto.


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09 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

are you a member of msdn?
If no using that key is illegal....

If you are you would have noticed the get another key button.
You can get up to ten keys, each for one time use.
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09 Jan 2010   #3

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi,
You can reinstall Windows on the same computer as many times as you want because activation pairs the Windows product key with information about your computer hardware. If you make a significant hardware change, you might have to activate Windows again.
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09 Jan 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
are you a member of msdn?
If no using that key is illegal....

If you are you would have noticed the get another key button.
You can get up to ten keys, each for one time use.
Ok but what happens if I try to install it on another PC of mine. Will the key become nblacklisted and my other pc with it installed already need a new key?
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09 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes,, probably. If you are using the sames keys on several PC's this is considered abuse and would be blacklisted and your MSDN account blocked/banned. If the MSDN account is not yours and you got the key somewhere else, expect that that key will become blacklisted in the near future anyway. If you got it from a friend, it is possible that their account could also be banned.

If you do move the key to a new PC and activate that one and not using it on any other PC, this, as far as I know, is acceptable. They are kinda like, i think, retail keys.

You can use them only on one PC at a time.

Keep in mind that MSDN (Technet) keys are for evaluation of the product only and are not supposed to be used on a primary used PC.

Also,, the others are correct,, you get 10 separate keys for one PC each. That's it.
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09 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Keep in mind that MSDN (Technet) keys are for evaluation of the product only and are not supposed to be used on a primary used PC.
Correction, Technet keys are for evaluation. MSDN keys for for work.
MSDN Subscriptions | Compare MSDN and TechNet Plus Subscriptions

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The software provided with MSDN Subscription is for design, development, testing, and demonstration of your programs. The software provided with TechNet Plus subscriptions is for evaluation purposes only.
Using MSDN keys outside of "design, development, testing, and demonstration" require purchase of a retail version. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subs.../cc150618.aspx

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Many MSDN subscribers use a computer for mixed use—both design, development, testing, and demonstration of your programs (the use allowed under the MSDN Subscription license) and some other use. Using the software in any other way, such as for doing email, playing games, or editing a document is another use and is not covered by the MSDN Subscription license...
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17 Dec 2010   #7

windows7 32bit
 
 

how many time can u reinstall windows 7 on the same cpu with ligit key?
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17 Dec 2010   #8
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by behroze View Post
how many time can u reinstall windows 7 on the same cpu with ligit key?


Hello behroze.


If it's a full retail key it can be installed an unlimited number of times as long as it is only activated on a single PC at a time; an OEM version is forever tied to the first motherboard it is installed to but can also be installed an unlimited number of times to that same mobo.
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17 Dec 2010   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
are you a member of msdn?
If no using that key is illegal....

If you are you would have noticed the get another key button.
You can get up to ten keys, each for one time use.
Hi there -- is this MSDN or TECHNET.

TECHNET gives 5 or 2 sets of keys depending on your subscription level but each key can be activated 10 times (on different computers).

MSDN I believe but not sure has 10 KEYS but not sure of the number of activations allowed. I can't imagine that MSDN would be more restrictive than TECHNET so I would assume 10 activations per key were the rule.

Try it and see. BUT DO NOT SELL OR GIVE AWAY THESE KEYS. I think this is the main reason MS reduced the number of keys on TECHNET from 10 to 5 for most products.

As per retail Windows 7 editions there is NO problem re-installing Windows 7 on the original machine --you can activate the key until "The Cows Come Home".

Cheers

jimbo
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