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August 8, 2014 5:58:50 PM

So my cousin's friend already built a pc and I am planning on building a gaming pc soon. My cousin told me that his friend helped my friend's family when they built a new pc by installing windows 7 on their pc. Since that worked, would I be able to install windows 7 on my pc as well.
August 8, 2014 6:10:34 PM

Unless he has some sort of volume license, you would need a valid key for each copy of windows installed. Anything else is software piracy and could be subject to legal action based on your jurisdiction. Not trying to scare you straight or anything, just giving a fair warning.
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August 8, 2014 6:11:52 PM

viewtyjoe said:
Unless he has some sort of volume license, you would need a valid key for each copy of windows installed. Anything else is software piracy and could be subject to legal action based on your jurisdiction. Not trying to scare you straight or anything, just giving a fair warning.

I was planning on installing on windows on a usb drive though, does that change anything
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August 8, 2014 6:12:44 PM

We cant advocate you do anything other than install and use a properly licenced version of Windows 7.
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August 8, 2014 6:14:50 PM

It doesn't matter what media or where a copy of windows is installed. For every copy of windows running, you need a license. If we're just talking installation media, no one cares. You can have as many copies of the Windows 7 installation files as you want, but for each installation, you need a key.
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August 8, 2014 8:48:32 PM

viewtyjoe said:
It doesn't matter what media or where a copy of windows is installed. For every copy of windows running, you need a license. If we're just talking installation media, no one cares. You can have as many copies of the Windows 7 installation files as you want, but for each installation, you need a key.

And is the key locked to one system?
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August 8, 2014 9:50:18 PM

ironmaster said:
viewtyjoe said:
It doesn't matter what media or where a copy of windows is installed. For every copy of windows running, you need a license. If we're just talking installation media, no one cares. You can have as many copies of the Windows 7 installation files as you want, but for each installation, you need a key.

And is the key locked to one system?


Correct. Obviously, there are ways around this, but those are illegal and we can't really discuss how they work or where one acquires them.
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