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Windows 7: Using Windows 7 more than one time

22 Aug 2010   #1
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Using Windows 7 more than one time

So i have a copy of windows 7 upgrade and will get a copy of microsoft office 2010 as well.... am i able to use both of them more than one time? or do i have to buy a seperate one for each time?


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22 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

When you get an upgrade of the OS, you can put it on one computer at a time. The same is true for Office. The rule is one key number, one computer (at a time)
Hope this is what you meant, did not fully undersand your question.
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22 Aug 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Not really sure what you mean so I'll just give a fully detailed response.

Windows 7 licenscing states that one key can be used on only one computer at a time. If you get a new computer, you can format the drive on the old one, then install 7 on the other computer (provided it is a retail, not OEM, copy) without a problem. You can also reinstall 7 on the same computer without issue.

Office 2010 keys can be used on one desktop and one laptop at a time. I'm not sure if MS actually has a way to tell what type of computer it is on, so it may not matter. Point is one key=two computers, unless it is the home and student edition. Then one key = three computers. These keys can also be reused when moving the install to a different computer or reinstalling the software.
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22 Aug 2010   #4
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

so i mean using one key, how many times can i use windows 7 and how many times can i use microsoft 2010? both with only one key both retail version.
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22 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

With one retail key, you can only use Windows once. If you try to use the key on two different computers, it could end up on MS's "black list". In other words, you will never be able to use it again.

With Office 2010, it depends on the version. With most versions, 2. With home and student, 3. This will explain it a little more: Microsoft's Office 2010 Pricing, Explained | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
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