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Windows 7: activation on 2 pcs once its released

26 Jun 2009   #1
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 
activation on 2 pcs once its released

Ok, me and my fiance are talking about going in half and half on buying windows 7 (preordering actually, and getting a killing!!). Since we are buying the product, one would only assume that its legal, but then again, the corporations decide what you can and cant do. Would there be activation issues on mine and her pc when we install? Thanks guys


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26 Jun 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Ok, me and my fiance are talking about going in half and half on buying windows 7 (preordering actually, and getting a killing!!). Since we are buying the product, one would only assume that its legal, but then again, the corporations decide what you can and cant do. Would there be activation issues on mine and her pc when we install? Thanks guys
you'll need two keys to activate it on two seperate machines
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26 Jun 2009   #3
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
you'll need two keys to activate it on two seperate machines
Damn. I bet theres no way to get them to give me two keys without actually buying another copy of 7 either
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26 Jun 2009   #4
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

nope, you would need 2 discs with 2 keys to do this LEGALLY... and so far we do not know if W7 final will "call home" tying your key to your computer and prevent any other PC from using the same key... some say it will, some do not... time will tell
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26 Jun 2009   #5
Hybrid

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

This is lame. Many people have desktops, and laptops or netbooks now. It should work for at least 2 PC's.
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26 Jun 2009   #6
ccatlett1984

 

Why would you assume that since you are each paying for half the product that each of you can use all of it? The only way MS ever allows licensing like that on more tha one machine are for "cold spare servers" and maybe a laptop/desktop (they do it for office, dont recall for windows) where only one device is used at a time. Sorry, but what you are talking about prolly won't be possible to do legally.
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26 Jun 2009   #7
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hybrid View Post
This is lame. Many people have desktops, and laptops or netbooks now. It should work for at least 2 PC's.
I agree, maybe itll change at someday. We can hope
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27 Jun 2009   #8
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Why would you assume that since you are each paying for half the product that each of you can use all of it? The only way MS ever allows licensing like that on more tha one machine are for "cold spare servers" and maybe a laptop/desktop (they do it for office, dont recall for windows) where only one device is used at a time. Sorry, but what you are talking about prolly won't be possible to do legally.

Because MS office allows multiple computer installs. 3 to be exact. Ive done it. And thats why I asked. I assumed nothing. I asked so that I would know. If I assumed I could do it I wouldnt have asked and then been disappointed the day it failed activation on her computer. I assumed nothing. I asked. And got an answer.
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27 Jun 2009   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Because MS office allows multiple computer installs. 3 to be exact. Ive done it. And thats why I asked. I assumed nothing. I asked so that I would know. If I assumed I could do it I wouldnt have asked and then been disappointed the day it failed activation on her computer. I assumed nothing. I asked. And got an answer.

I know what you mean. There should be a deal where you can get extra keys as a lot of homes have more than one pc and a laptop etc. That's why I got a technet sub. I can get all I need for one payment. And thanks to a friend I saved over 200 bucks. Well worth it.
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27 Jun 2009   #10
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Windows has always been 1 license per 1 computer except for some business license setups... but is usually one key for 100 systems for $5,000...

I just hope we see 3 license packs for reduced prices soon. I know they sold 3 pack licenses for Vista and XP but it was always the same as if you bought 3 single licenses....

XP 3 pack for $380 (singles sell for $130, 3 = $390)

Vista Ult 3 pack for $577 (single sells for $175, 3 = $525)

As more homes tend to have 2 or more computers, they need to make the 2-3 packs much cheaper...
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