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Windows 7: Number of installs win 7 retail version

26 Dec 2009   #1

win 7
Number of installs win 7 retail version

How many installs on different PC's am I allowed using the retail version? Thanks.
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26 Dec 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

With a retail version it may only be activated on one machine at a time...
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26 Dec 2009   #3

win 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
With a retail version it may only be activated on one machine at a time...
So I'd have to uninstall from 1 pc before installing on another?
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26 Dec 2009   #4

win7 ultimate / virtual box

yes or at least before activation
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26 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You will probably need to Activate Windows 7 by Phone on subsequent installs, particularly if they are on different systems. Be aware that only 1 system can be activated at any time with a single key, and that any previous systems with that key must have the OS removed from them. Should you omit to do this, and an occasion occurs where more than one system using the same key is online at the same time, you run the risk of having the key black-listed, in which case it will no longer work.
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