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Windows 7: how many times can i activate w7 ?


26 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
how many times can i activate w7 ?

Hi

i know there is a limit to activate vista

how many times can i activate my windows 7?

thanks


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26 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Depends on what ver. you have.
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26 Oct 2011   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Drugo,

It's the same for Windows 7 as it is with Vista.

Family Pack - You can only have the product key number activated on any three computers at once, and must be uninstalled from any other computer.

Retail - You can only have the product key number activated on any one computer at a time, and must be uninstalled from any other computer.

OEM - You will only be able to activate the product key number on the exact same computer that it was first activated on, and not on any other computer. You can reinstall as much as you like on the same computer that it was first activated on though.
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26 Oct 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Drugo,

It's the same for Windows 7 as it is with Vista.

Family Pack - You can only have the product key number activated on any three computers at once, and must be uninstalled from any other computer.

Retail - You can only have the product key number activated on any one computer at a time, and must be uninstalled from any other computer.

OEM - You will only be able to activate the product key number on the exact same computer that it was first activated on, and not on any other computer. You can reinstall as much as you like on the same computer that it was first activated on though.
thanks
i mean , i have 2 pc , a desktop Windows 7 and laptop xp
about Windows 7 if i change hardware or pc , is there a limit to activate it?
i mean i don't want to activate in more then 1 pc at once
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26 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drugo View Post
is there a limit to activate it?
It still depends on what version you have.
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26 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This Wiki should help you to unravel the intricacies of Microsoft's activation policies:

Windows Product Activation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Another interesting article here:

http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/ProductActivation.htm
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26 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I think he means, How many times can I activate Windows 7 before the activations no longer work?
I am not sure what the limit is on normal retail and OEM versions, but the Retail Technet versions give you only 10 activations before the key is invalid.
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26 Oct 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I think he means, How many times can I activate Windows 7 before the activations no longer work?
I am not sure what the limit is on normal retail and OEM versions, but the Retail Technet versions give you only 10 activations before the key is invalid.
yes i meant this

thanks
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26 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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27 Oct 2011   #10

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I know what MS claims, but the reality is, if you try to reactivate using the same key "too often", it will eventually refuse to reactivate and you will have to use the Phone option to get it working. I've had this happen on my Retail version when I was repeatedly reinstalling to test out some stuff. So, even though you SHOULD be able to reactivate a Retail version an infinite number of times, you will still eventually get the error message.
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