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Windows 7: Installing with the same key and disk on multiple computers?

25 Jul 2010   #1
coreyrader

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Installing with the same key and disk on multiple computers?

Hey guys, I have a desktop running windows 7 premium and will later purchase a netbook that will come with windows 7 starter. Started is dumb, and i want nothing to do with it. So can I use the same key with the installation on the desktop on the netbook without it causing issues? In other words, I want to install it on both machines. Is there a way to do this without getting another copy or using a keygen?


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25 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

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The rule as many machines as you like, but one machine at at time
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25 Jul 2010   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Sorry, but that will not be possible. Unless otherwise stated in the EULA (End User License Agreement), a product key may only be used on a single installation (although you can reinstall with that key on the same machine).
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25 Jul 2010   #4
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coreyrader View Post
Hey guys, I have a desktop running windows 7 premium and will later purchase a netbook that will come with windows 7 starter. Started is dumb, and i want nothing to do with it. So can I use the same key with the installation on the desktop on the netbook without it causing issues? In other words, I want to install it on both machines. Is there a way to do this without getting another copy or using a keygen?
Appararently your question has not made an important point clear. If your desktop came with 7, an OEM edition, then on only one machine, as many times as you like per Dwarf..

If you purchased, and installed Seven on the machine, then as many machines as you like, but one at at time.
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25 Jul 2010   #5
coreyrader

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Appararently your question has not made an important point clear. If your desktop came with 7, an OEM edition, then on only one machine, as many times as you like per Dwarf..

If you purchased and installed Seven on the machine, then as many machines as you like, but one at at time.[/QUOTE]


So i can't run them both at the same time?
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25 Jul 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Appararently your question has not made an important point clear. If your desktop came with 7, an OEM edition, then on only one machine, as many times as you like per Dwarf..

If you purchased and installed Seven on the machine, then as many machines as you like, but one at at time.[/QUOTE]


So i can't run them both at the same time?[/QUOTE]

No, you can not.
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25 Jul 2010   #7
richc46

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Both Dwarf and I agree on that, no, only one machine at a time. Microsoft wants to sell Operating Systems. If you caould install on as many machines, as you like, at the same time; why would anyone buy a second copy.
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25 Jul 2010   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coreyrader View Post
Hey guys, I have a desktop running windows 7 premium and will later purchase a netbook that will come with windows 7 starter. Started is dumb, and i want nothing to do with it. So can I use the same key with the installation on the desktop on the netbook without it causing issues? In other words, I want to install it on both machines. Is there a way to do this without getting another copy or using a keygen?
No. First, you can't transfer an OEM copy to another machine - it's tied to the original hardware. Second, every installation of a Windows OS requires a separate key.
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25 Jul 2010   #9
coreyrader

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thats what i thought. Thanks for clearing it up. I gave everyone that posted in this thread some rep.
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25 Jul 2010   #10
richc46

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On behalf of all that have answered, thanks for the kind words and rep. Glad that we could help.
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