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Windows 7: Activations

18 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ramzy View Post
So Microsoft rewards our honesty (paying close to $500 for a retail version of Windows 7) by allowing us to activate once?

I wonder why piracy exists .
First, a retail copy of Windows 7 is not $500. A full retail install for Home Premium that is not an upgrade is $199 and if you actually require the Ultimate features it's $319. The upgrades are considerably cheaper.

Second, you can activate it over and over again on the same machine. You however are required to have 1 product key per install. This is the way things have always been.

Third, just because Windows 7 is coming out doesn't mean all of your computers HAVE to use it. If you already legally own Vista or can continue using that on your other computers.

Fourth...with regards to it absolutely required that you must use a Microsoft based operating system on your other computers? Seriously, if you aren't happy with MS and feel that their products are too expensive...why pirate it and use it??? Look for a different product. I use Linux on my other computers simply because I don't want to pay the licensing premiums to run MS based OS's on these other machines.

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