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Windows 7: Number of installs win 7 retail version

26 Dec 2009   #1
cattz

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
Tews

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
cattz

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
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

yes or at least before activation
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26 Dec 2009   #5
Dwarf

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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