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Windows 7: Win 7 Family Pack

24 Oct 2009   #1
Cando777

Win 7 Demo
 
 
Win 7 Family Pack

Can you load 2 family computers man & wives in one house and the third one (Fathers) in a second house ??
These Computers are all running Vista.

Thats 3 licences total & 3 family members.

I understand these are all Upgrades


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24 Oct 2009   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Cando777

3 licences, 3 PC's, 1 Household.

Dad could move in, then move out.
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24 Oct 2009   #3
Cando777

Win 7 Demo
 
 

His Computer could come alone
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Cando777

Win 7 Demo
 
 

Thanks His computer could come alone. Would there be any problem with Win 7 when he got back home ?
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25 Oct 2009   #5
ddeen

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I would say once it is activated the computer can reside anywhere, otherwise you couldn't travel with a laptop with family pack installed.
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25 Oct 2009   #6
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

My understanding is that the Family Pack is just a way to sell three licenses. While the supposition is that they all will be in the same house, as has been said once activated they can be used anywhere.

That said, it follows that they do not need to all be in one place when they are activated - the activation doesn't check the external (or internal) IP address.

So, to answer the original question, you can activate yours and then go over to Father's house and activate his. (Or, you can invite him and his computer over for a nice meal and activation party... )
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25 Oct 2009   #7
Cando777

Win 7 Demo
 
 

That makes a lot of sense. I will open the box and do the 3 installs Running them should be no problem. I have run Beta RC1 and Win7 demo Have been on the OS for some time. It is excellents so far.

Thanks Texas trade you Places.
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25 Oct 2009   #8
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

You're welcome Cando777, and I'll stay put in Txeas at least through the Winter - Canada gets too cold for these old bones...
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25 Oct 2009   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
You're welcome Cando777, and I'll stay put in Txeas at least through the Winter - Canada gets too cold for these old bones...

Hi there
Confirming - computers can be used anywhere once activated.

I agree Canada is far too cold -- so is Minnesota -- Iceland never gets that cold believe it or not -- long winter nights but often only around -3 dec C at least in Town -- Balmy by Canadian standards.

Cheers
jimbo
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