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Windows 7: Drinks coaster ?

18 Mar 2011   #1
Vale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Drinks coaster ?

Hi, thanks for reading.

I cant seem to find the answer to this even though i have searched, so if this is a repost please delete it mods. Sorry.

I recently purchased Windows 7 Home Premium and have installed the 64bit version on my new build.
I want to build another pc for my daughter and use the 32bit disk which at the moment lives in the drawer.

Can i buy a license for this spare disk or is it redundant and only good for a drinks coaster lol ?

Thanks for any info.


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18 Mar 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

You will need to purchase a new licence (the disks are included). The disks are just a fraction of the cost of the licence : its simply there for you to use if you decide to reinstall 32 bit Windows to the same PC as your 64bit version.

Regards,
Golden
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18 Mar 2011   #3
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote:
if you decide to reinstall 32 bit Windows to the same PC as your 64bit version.
you mean you can install 32bit windows on a 64bit computer? Say if I wanted to add another drive to the same pc.
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18 Mar 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Yes, you can install 32bit to a 64bit computer. The idea behind the 2 disks is that MS doesn't know before hand whether you want to install 32 or 64 bit, so it gives you the choice by including both disks in the purchase.

Note that in my 1st reply, I used the word reinstall : I didn't mean install 32bit on one disk, and 64bit on another disk, on the same computer. I'm not sure that would work anyway, but it falls under the realms of dual-boot, and thats not my area of expertise.

Regards,
Golden
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19 Mar 2011   #5
Vale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks peeps for the info, so how much is a new license ? do we get a discount for a second license due to the fact the we are already worthy MS customers ?
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19 Mar 2011   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vale View Post
Thanks peeps for the info, so how much is a new license ? do we get a discount for a second license due to the fact the we are already worthy MS customers ?
Hello there, you can try here:
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The link is for UK customers
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20 Mar 2011   #7
Vale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks again NoN, i have looked at this link and can only see a family pack option for 150 ish, so i have mailed MS and asked them if i can just buy a license from them, i explained i have a spare 32bit disk from my home premium pack and i also explained that just going out and buying another pack is firstly a waste of materials (in a green world we live in) and its also a little dissrespectful as an existing MS cutomer that i should be expected to pay the same as a new buyer.....customer loyalty and all that lol....

Anyways i will post back here when they reply.

Thanks again for the input thus far, it is appreciated.

Regards.
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