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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 on both systems?

26 Mar 2010   #11
stevethenerd

Windows 7, Windows 7 and Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 Upgrade...

The same key will work on both 64bit and 32 bit without modifying any files... The install will not stop you from replacing home with pro... when "upgrading" from xp to 7


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27 Mar 2010   #12
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reea View Post
I own 2 lap tops one has XP now and one has Vista. I woud like to put Windows 7 on both necessitating an update for the Vista and a complete version for the XP. Can I buy a complete version of Windows7 Professional and install it on both machines?
Only way you can do that is if you have both 64bit and 32bit versions of windows7. My Home premium box came with dvd's for both. I installed the 32bit on my girlfriend's computer, which is really mine as I bought it and have legal ownership to it, and the 64bit version on a new laptop I just got for school.
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27 Mar 2010   #13
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
The point I was making for using 64x with 4g of ram is that 32x wont use more than ~3.25g of RAM due to the system allocating RAM for hardware addressing. 64x allows all 4G of ram to be used.

The upgrade Advisor should inform you of what CPU you have and if it is 64x compatible. Good info!
I'm familiar with the limitation of 4 GB memory addresses in 32-bit. I was just mentioning that a 64-bit capable CPU is needed to even install a 64-bit OS.

Jasin, technically that's illegal. The key that came with the box is intended for use with ONE computer, not one computer per disc. Read the EULA and any information that came in the box...
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30 Mar 2010   #14
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Oops sorry mlevy, i misunderstood your post. I am aware of your point as well. the motherboard/CPU capabilities would be what "Stops" a user from being able to use 64x.
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02 Apr 2010   #15
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlevy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
The point I was making for using 64x with 4g of ram is that 32x wont use more than ~3.25g of RAM due to the system allocating RAM for hardware addressing. 64x allows all 4G of ram to be used.

The upgrade Advisor should inform you of what CPU you have and if it is 64x compatible. Good info!
I'm familiar with the limitation of 4 GB memory addresses in 32-bit. I was just mentioning that a 64-bit capable CPU is needed to even install a 64-bit OS.

Jasin, technically that's illegal. The key that came with the box is intended for use with ONE computer, not one computer per disc. Read the EULA and any information that came in the box...
I was going off something someone else here said. Maybe I miss-understood what they said? Nonetheless, with the family pack windows7 can legally be installed on 3 separate computers and with a volume license it can be installed as many computers as it needs to be installed on.

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/e...ctivation.aspx

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...7-a089a49c8505
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02 Apr 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Where is the Win7 family pack still available? Can you link?

After MS took it off the market, only source I know was Office Depot which had remaining stock but it is gone now.
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02 Apr 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasin View Post
with the family pack windows7 can legally be installed on 3 separate computers and with a volume license it can be installed as many computers as it needs to be installed on.
As somebody else mentioned, the family pack was a limited time option from Microsoft which is no longer available.

And I'm pretty sure that most average home users here won't have an enterprise licensing agreement either from Microsoft to use.
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