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Windows 7: Can i use my msdn/technet win7 key to reinstall?

15 Jul 2010   #1
Nitrius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can i use my msdn/technet win7 key to reinstall?

If i remember right, keys from msdn/technet got 10 activations or something? So am wondering if i want to reinstall windows 7 with the same key, on the same hardware, will i use up another activation on that?


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15 Jul 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MSDN/Technet keys are the same as retail keys. Doesn't matter if you use up the activations (however many it may be); if Windows won't activate automatically you just select the phone method and call up Microsoft (usually takes 5 minutes or less).
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15 Jul 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Nitrius.



You have a total of 10 keys per each specific title, each key has unlimited re-install potential.
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15 Jul 2010   #4
Nitrius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah, so i can install Win 7 on 10 different computers with the same key, and reinstall windows on those however many times i want with the same key?

But lets say i change some hardware, like the motherboard or the OS hdd/sdd? Then it will probably fail? But then i can just use the phone options as mentioned above and explain the situation? Or will it count as a "new" computer and use one more of the 10 activations?
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15 Jul 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No, you get 10 keys for Windows 7 Ultimate (for example, only 10 keys) only 10; each key can be unlimitedly re-installed.


Windows 7 Pro = 10 keys

MS Office = 10 keys

Windows Vista Ultimate = 10 keys
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15 Jul 2010   #6
Nitrius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, so you get 10 different keys, and each key can only be used on one computer at a time? But you can use it to reinstall as many times as you like. Did i get it right this time? Or am i still off? Hehe.
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15 Jul 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You got it exactly right this time!
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16 Jul 2010   #8
Nitrius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another question, are you sure that a single key can only be used at a single computer at a time? That you can't use the same key on say 2 different computers at the same time?
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16 Jul 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

One key, one computer... thats why they give you 10...
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16 Jul 2010   #10
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nitrius View Post
Another question, are you sure that a single key can only be used at a single computer at a time? That you can't use the same key on say 2 different computers at the same time?
Don't be getting all greedy now.
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