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Windows 7: Windows 7 Family Pack - Deactivate one installation

24 Oct 2011   #11
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lava King View Post
The "new desktop" had Windows 7 Beta which qualified (or so I understand) for the upgrade. I had no problems at all with activation.



Kent
Win Beta's are NOT qualifying licenses for the purposes of upgrades, or anything else, I'm afraid. Installing the RTM version after using a Beta is suppsed to be a bare-metal clean install.
The fact that installation and activation of the Upgrade proceeded normally is by design - and does not by any stretch mean that it is legal.

Note the wording of the Win 7 RTM License.
15. UPGRADES. To use upgrade software, you must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade. Upon upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software you
upgraded from. After you upgrade, you may no longer use the software you upgraded from.

That section is completely missing from the Beta license.


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24 Oct 2011   #12
NoelDP

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(As an FYI, those who don’t own a full previous version Windows license, as in the second row of picture examples above, and just downloaded the Windows 7 Beta, RC, or RTM code during the trial phases, the Windows 7 Beta, RC, and RTM trials are not qualifying licenses for the upgrade since they are just trial software, not fully licensed software.)
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- from Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know. - Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog - By Eric Ligman - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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