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Windows 7: Can my friend use my Windows 7 CD to install in his system?

09 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Long story short, YES he may use the DVD to install Windows 7, but he must have his own key.


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09 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nocturnal77 View Post
My friend needs to install Windows 7 and wanted to know if he can use mine or copy it for his system. I am not sure if this is legal or if will even work. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
He can certainly use your disc. He cannot use your key.
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09 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is absolutely legal since Win7 and your computer are your property
Hmmm...that is not the case, you don't own windows 7, you have merely paid for a licence to use it.

I don't suppose it will cause a problem as long as you use legal discs and keys, but it is a shaky argument legally.

Regards....Mike Connor
I hate to say it, but no one owns Windows 7 (except MS). All anyone can do is license it. You can buy a pretty box with a shiny CD and you will be the proud owner of a pretty box with a shiny CD - you still don't own Windows 7. Have you never read the EULA? (Not that I'd blame you if you didn't - life is short :) Borrowing the physical media for installation using your own legitimate key is completel legal.
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09 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you all. I think he is going to have to get his own at this point. I will give him all the info you have given me and see what he says.
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