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Windows 7: How many copies of Windows 7 per machine allowed...

01 Feb 2010   #1
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 
How many copies of Windows 7 per machine allowed...

In a way, this is a rhetorical Q as I know full well that it's one copy per machine. I was just wondering, is there is a sticky available here on this site, or does anyone have a nice link about the official legalities about how many installs per machine in a home, business, domain environment etc.

Thanks, as always, for your wonderful help


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01 Feb 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Not sure about the actual licensing rules, but the the basic rule is that of one copy of the software per licence.

If you wish, and have the space you can run multiple copies of win7 on the same machine as long as they are covered by a valid licence.

In fact I myself have had three different copies of win7 on a machine, during the beta phase - Working copies of x86 and x64 and an evaluation version of the latest available build.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
Ch@n

 

It basically depends on the version of 7 u hv purchased. There are some versions called as OEM, which allows n number of install in the same machine. I believe, it should be 3 installs in the same machine. I am not sure thou. Applying the same logic as it is applicable to applications.
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01 Feb 2010   #4
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Thanks Barman for that. If anyone does a link (MS official or otherwise) I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Thanks dreams also.
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01 Feb 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Just found this very useful and related thread; but again, any 'official' guide would be appreciated.
How many computers will I be able to install W7 on?

...and some related info here:
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx
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01 Feb 2010   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have a look here: Find End User License Terms for Microsoft Software Licensed by Microsoft or the Computer Manufacturer Just select the required options in the drop boxes.
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01 Feb 2010   #7
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Have a look here: Find End User License Terms for Microsoft Software Licensed by Microsoft or the Computer Manufacturer Just select the required options in the drop boxes.
Thanks so much Dwarf, just brilliant! Exactly what I was looking for. Rep given
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01 Feb 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, manhunter2826.
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01 Feb 2010   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Say you "Clone" a Windows 7 Virtual Machine.

Can I Run for example 11 Windows 7 Virtual Machines on ONE piece of hardware.

The W7 Virtual machines are identical (as far as hardware is concerned) - They need different computer / network names of course.

The whole area of "Virtual Machines" seems to me to be totally disregarded by the EULA or any other agreement.

I'm sure people use VM's a lot for testing software / hardware - so long as your W7 is licensed for your VM configuration then does the EULA actually mean you can only run ONE VM at a time.


Cheers
jimbo
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01 Feb 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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