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Windows 7: Can I Install windows 7 enterprise on more than one comuter?

25 Aug 2010   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Look on the COA sticker you say is on the laptop. The OS and version listed there is the one you are legally licensed for.

Find an installer for that OS version and reinstall using the Product Key on that sticker. It will require a robocall to MS to sort the machine key from the batch key on sticker.

Enterprise has a 90 day trial version which some used to test Win7, however it is not extendable beyond the trial period and the Enterprise installer cannot be used. You need to find a retail Win7 installer for your version, or any installer can have all versions unlocked to install your licensed version using Product Key on sticker.


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26 Aug 2010   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
there are only 2 "Quasi" legal methods to install a Windows OS on more than One Computer with ONE product key.

1) If the 2nd computer has IDENTICAL hardware.

2) If you are running the OS as a Virtual Machine with identical "Virtual Hardware".

I don't advocate Piracy but if you are testing / reparing a load of machines IMO there's nothing wrong in using a "bog standard" OS for your test.

You can't run legally more than ONE machine as a production machine but I think whatever the actual law says reparing and testing machines is a different ball game.

Maybe MS should look at a) multiple licenses for a Virtual Machine Image and b) a License for testing and reparing computers so long as the OS is NOT released as a production machine.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Aug 2010   #13
heaumanepunk

se7en
 
 

TYvm
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30 Aug 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Our pleasure!
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