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Windows 7: Legal Copy of "7" ???

06 Jan 2010   #1
oletar

 
 
Legal Copy of "7" ???

I reciently purchased a copy of Windows 7 family pack. I loaded it on 3 computers. One of those computers is showing some age and I decided it was time to replace it. The hard drive with "7" installed is new. I plan to build a new computer and install the existing hard drive in the new computer. The old computer will be wiped of the "7" operating system and sold. My question, is can this be done without too much of a problem? I'd rather not purchase a new copy of "7" if I don't have to for the new computer. The old computer will be completely wiped and if the recovery disk will work will be loaded with Windows XP Media before sale.


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06 Jan 2010   #2
Qdos

 

You can run three copies legally, and I think the EULA says they should all be at the same address.

That's all there is to it...
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07 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

From the actual MS EULA.



Family Pack. If you are a “Qualified Family Pack User”, you may install one copy of the software marked as “Family Pack” on three computers in your household for use by people who reside there. Those computers are the “licensed computers” and are subject to these license terms. If you do not know whether you are a Qualified Family Pack User, visit go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=141399 or contact the Microsoft affiliate serving your country.
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07 Jan 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

I wonder how they enforce "household." ISP?

Does anyone know?

I've heard from several who split them up with friends.
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07 Jan 2010   #5
Samcro

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I wonder how they enforce "household." ISP?

Does anyone know?

I've heard from several who split them up with friends.
And even better, what if I load my kids computer with a legal copy from the Family Pack and then moves out in 6 months?
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07 Jan 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Never heard of MS tracking licenses between household ISP addy.
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07 Jan 2010   #7
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Never heard of MS tracking licenses between household ISP addy.
Hope not because what if one of the comps was a laptop and you tried to update at a friends house?
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08 Jan 2010   #8
oletar

 
 
Legal copy of "7" ???

First , I'd like to thank everyone for the hasty replies. I really do appreciate the help but the term "licensed computers" is what is concerns me. My plan is to delete one computer, a Sony Vaio and replace it with another. The hard drive will be the same but everything else will be new. I fear this will send "Red Flags" up everywhere. I'd rather not complete the project and have Microsoft tell me I can not do this. I can see where they could possibly void my license for all three computers.
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08 Jan 2010   #9
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Never heard of MS tracking licenses between household ISP addy.
If they do there will suddenly be a lot of questions about VPN tunnelling...
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08 Jan 2010   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I think that as long as only 3 computers are activated and connected you will be fine... I dont think that the MS Police are going to come to your door... lol..
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