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Windows 7: License query

21 Jan 2010   #11
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Actually,, retail version of Windows 7 (i believe all) come with both 32bit and 64bit Disks.
But, if you have Ultimate Installed,, then you will ahve to purchase Ultimate to avoid having to reload the system


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21 Jan 2010   #12
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moey View Post
Ive searched around regarding licenses but i dont get it,

here's the problem, i bought windows 7 ultimate full version and installed on home pc. few months later i installed it on my laptop not knowing you need to go through licenses etc as i only ever used xp on multiple pc's and thought they had the same old rule 12 installs a year.

Now when i try to activate my laptop it is saying that this key is already activated or something and i can buy another license online etc and some other options.

My worry is, can i buy another license and activate the same install or do i have to buy a whole new windows 7 ultimate and reformat and reactivate with a fresh copy?

I have already loaded everything onto my laptop, now i cant be bothered formatting/or re installing windows 7 anyway and going thru all that crap again just to activate..

Can this be activated just as simple as buying a license without a whole new windows 7 ultimate, what are my options??

regards

Moe
Yes, you can simply buy a key from the website that the message takes you to. The same disc can be used if you ever need to install again. You would just use the appropriate key for each machine.
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21 Jan 2010   #13
sina3136

windows xp
 
 

I think you can buy the windows 7 ultimate activation key from Internet too.some site like ebay.com or vogmart.com,But be careful the extreme cheap price.
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22 Jan 2010   #14
moey

win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for clearing that up ppl
Yeah i found a few on ebay, i might ask for the proof like a few up here mentioned.
The one on ebay seems to have some good feedback though all positive 100%..It just costs too much to buy another dvd of ultimate just for a few numbers imho..will leave that for last resort hopefuly i can buy a license number online
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22 Jan 2010   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moey View Post
Thanks for clearing that up ppl
Yeah i found a few on ebay, i might ask for the proof like a few up here mentioned.
The one on ebay seems to have some good feedback though all positive 100%..It just costs too much to buy another dvd of ultimate just for a few numbers imho..will leave that for last resort hopefuly i can buy a license number online

Just trying to think logically here.........It seems to me that there is only one way that the licenses on Ebay could be legal. If the seller went to a store and paid over a hundred dollars for the DVD and license and decided to sell the license on Ebay for $20. Something tells me that is not going to happen. If that doesn't happen then, how else could they be legal?
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22 Jan 2010   #16
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If you are getting a license off ebay for less than a 100 or 200 dollars for a retail or OEM license, you are being had.

I personally wouldn't buy a software license off ebay period.

If you really want to save money,, then go to NewEgg and get an System Builder OEM license. It's a grey area, but atleast you will be more legal than what you are possibly getting from Ebay.
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