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Windows 7: Run 2 Win 7 pcs with one licence ?

09 Jan 2020   #11
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WyattWhiteEagle View Post
No, the policy hasn't changed from the previous revision.

Windows activation is important. If Windows isn't activation then Windows will become full of nagging notices or become usable. someone mentioned that earlier in the thread.

Registering Windows can't be done without activating Windows.

Activating Windows is almost an absolute requirement, but registering Windows seems to continue being only a recommended option.

This is what ties the Product Key to one machine. As to registering, I've never registered win 7 and have received all updates.


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09 Jan 2020   #12
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hmmm, I believe there are some who aren't wanting the OP's question truly answered
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09 Jan 2020   #13
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WyattWhiteEagle View Post
Hmmm, I believe there are some who aren't wanting the OP's question truly answered

Is this directed to me? If so, can you explain what you mean?
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09 Jan 2020   #14
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WyattWhiteEagle View Post
No, the policy hasn't changed from the previous revision.

Windows activation is important. If Windows isn't activated then Windows will become full of nagging notices or become unusable. Someone mentioned that earlier in the thread.

Registering Windows can't be done without activating Windows.

Activating Windows is almost an absolute requirement, but registering Windows seems to continue being only a recommended option.

And both hers and mine have a COA sticker on the bottom with different numbers :)
Both are running Genuine Windows.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WyattWhiteEagle View Post
Hmmm, I believe there are some who aren't wanting the OP's question truly answered
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msalton1 View Post
Is this directed to me? If so, can you explain what you mean?
No, that wasn't directed to any one person. It's just that Microsoft would rather have everyone believing that 1 Windows license cannot be used on multiple machines and that's a myth that Microsoft would rather everyone believe.
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09 Jan 2020   #15
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The COA sticker on my fiance's laptop is unreadable, so I used my unregistered COA product key to run Genuine Windows on both our machines. We can have both machines online as well. No hassle at all from Microsoft or our comps :)
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09 Jan 2020   #16
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WyattWhiteEagle View Post
No, that wasn't directed to any one person. It's just that Microsoft would rather have everyone believing that 1 Windows license cannot be used on multiple machines and that's a myth that Microsoft would rather everyone believe.

That's been my impression. I'm assuming you're alluding to a legal way to run multiple machines on one license? How so?
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09 Jan 2020   #17
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msalton1 View Post
That's been my impression. I'm assuming you're alluding to a legal way to run multiple machines on one license? How so?
Legal, absolutely legal and allowed.

An unregistered COA product key can be successfully used to activate Windows on multiple machines. Microsoft allows the same product key to be used successfully on 4 additional machines. Depending on what you say when you call the automated Windows activation hotline concerning how many computers that Windows has been installed on. If you always say its been installed on none or 1, then there is no hassle and Windows becomes activated on all machines it is used on. All are able to be online at the same time.

Registering Windows renders this impossible and thus restricts it to no more than 5 machines.

(I have successfully used the same product key on more than 50 computers both laptops and tower pc's.)
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09 Jan 2020   #18
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Go back to the OP. I'm totally confused and will check this out when I'm ready to set up my 3rd machine.
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09 Jan 2020   #19
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Go back to the OP. I'm totally confused and will check this out when I'm ready to set up my 3rd machine.
Experience is most times the best teacher. I believed the myth until I tried it :)
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09 Jan 2020   #20
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WyattWhiteEagle View Post
Legal, absolutely legal and allowed.

An unregistered COA product key can be successfully used to activate Windows on multiple machines. Microsoft allows the same product key to be used successfully on 4 additional machines. Depending on what you say when you call the automated Windows activation hotline concerning how many computers that Windows has been installed on. If you always say its been installed on none or 1, then there is no hassle and Windows becomes activated on all machines it is used on. All are able to be online at the same time.

Registering Windows renders this impossible and thus restricts it to no more than 5 machines.

(I have successfully used the same product key on more than 50 computers both laptops and tower pc's.)

I guess that's why I'm unaware of it. I built all of my machines with retail copies of Win 7 pro, so no COA involved.
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