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Windows 7: Can i have 2 Windows 7's?

20 May 2010   #11
Old

Me, XP, Vista, W7, Mepis
 
 
Licence issue

I have chat with MS and checked EULA it DOES say 1 HDD or 1 partition.

Did you actually done it and used MS updates??


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20 May 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Old, welcome to Seven Forums!



Only one install can be activated at a time with one key, you cannot have 2 on the same key.
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20 May 2010   #13
Old

Me, XP, Vista, W7, Mepis
 
 
Licence issue

Hello Bare foot Kid, thanks for having me.

I really liked XP (LOOOOOve it) dual boot triple NO wories same licence.

NOT rich to buy licences for same PC.
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20 May 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Old View Post
Hello Bare foot Kid, thanks for having me.

I really liked XP (LOOOOOve it) dual boot triple NO wories same licence.

NOT rich to buy licences for same PC.

A lot of things have been changed with Windows 7 and it's no longer possible to have 2 different installs on the same key.

You can dual boot Windows 7 and XP though, have a look at the link below.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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21 May 2010   #15
pcs3657

xp, vista, seven
 
 

Yes you sure can, All you will need to do is install the os on two partition.

But it may show the same name for both the os during boot selection

Windows 7

In order to change that you may need to use a 3rd party Software such as boot manager
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21 May 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You can install it as many times as you like but only 1 will activate on 1 key.
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21 May 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, 1 activation per key. What I cannot understand is why somebody would want to have 2 copies of Windows 7 on the same machine??? If it's mainly as a backup in case the original crashes...why not use imaging instead and have a good copy of your original.
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21 May 2010   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yes, 1 activation per key. What I cannot understand is why somebody would want to have 2 copies of Windows 7 on the same machine??? If it's mainly as a backup in case the original crashes...why not use imaging instead and have a good copy of your original.
Sometimes it's nice to have another copy to boot into, for whatever reasons.

When I had a serious problem with my graphics card drivers, I was very grateful for my Vista installation. I booted it up, and posted here in this thread: trouble installing drivers

A system image restore would have been inconvenient and certainly not appropriate for the situation.
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21 May 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sometimes it's nice to have another copy to boot into, for whatever reasons.
Yes, that's why I like having a couple of machines around the house which can all access the Internet.

I'm not against a dual boot...but it seems like it would be more advantageous to have 2 different operating systems...not 2 of the same thing.

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A system image restore would have been inconvenient and certainly not appropriate for the situation.
I'm not sure about that. My images take about 10 minutes or less to restore and if you made an image the day before or very recently...you wouldn't really lose much of anything. Especially in my case, where I have a separate data partition.
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