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October 22, 2009 4:55:30 PM

Can i legally use my copy of a full install W7 on all my pc's or just one! Thanks !

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October 22, 2009 9:23:39 PM

just one, unless you bought a volume licence kit (VLK)

however unless you're an it administrator for a large company that remembers just spending tens of thousands of dollars on your windows 7, i suspect you didnt.
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October 22, 2009 10:16:20 PM

I don't know why this question comes up every time there is a new Windows release... Microsoft's stance has always been the same and will NEVER change. ONE license is required PER computer. You cannot legally install a single license copy of Windows on multiple computers. Do people honestly think that MS is going to change that policy?

I realize that in the past, you could get away with installing one copy on multiple machines because MS never had anything in place to check if the same key was used on multiple computers. Doesn't mean it was right or legal... it just means you got away with it.

Windows XP was the first version of Windows to begin incorporating WPA... and thus putting a system in place where MS could start tracking how many times a single serial number was used to install / activate Windows. They began blacklisting volume license keys that had obviously been distributed illegally. Key generators that were circulating around were also made useless. Every version of Windows from then on will have some form of WPA... making getting away with using illegal / stolen / multiple single keys harder and harder. Just remember... anything that makes it possible to use a single-user license key on multiple computers (except in the case of volume licensing of course) is a violation of MS's license agreement.
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October 22, 2009 10:27:52 PM

It's also printed on the Windows box, so either people don't read it or hope someone gives them a different answer. They can also read the terms and conditions on the MS website.
October 23, 2009 1:56:41 AM

I installed my copy of Vista on two computers with no problem. Tried to install it on a third, but no go. Am I the only one who got away with two legit installs?
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October 23, 2009 5:36:14 AM

Probably not... but again, just because you got away with it doesn't mean it's ok. MS will always ask if you ever have to phone them for activation if that copy of Windows is only on one computer.
October 23, 2009 5:48:03 PM

jeremyrailton said:
I installed my copy of Vista on two computers with no problem. Tried to install it on a third, but no go. Am I the only one who got away with two legit installs?


You did not get away with two legit installs, the first one was legit but the second was illegal :pt1cable: 
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October 23, 2009 9:12:12 PM

jeremyrailton said:
I installed my copy of Vista on two computers with no problem. Tried to install it on a third, but no go. Am I the only one who got away with two legit installs?

Getting away with it, is not the same as legaly entitled to do it.

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October 23, 2009 11:55:20 PM
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1 KEY = 1 PC!
October 29, 2009 11:09:03 PM

i farted
October 30, 2009 10:56:40 AM

It's a bunch of bullshit really...
I own a lot of computers, I don't want to buy a damned 10-pack!
November 1, 2009 8:44:59 PM

technet
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January 28, 2010 2:44:25 PM

hitler!
April 17, 2010 6:05:04 PM

But, didn't XP Pro let you have multiple PC's on one license?
Anonymous
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May 14, 2010 10:44:10 PM

I Activating & selling some good license keys for (Windows XP, Vista & 7) with any version from BASIC to Ultimate / lowest price.

Please contact to me: phusong2003@yahoo.com :kaola:  :hello:  :bounce: 
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July 23, 2010 4:12:36 PM

Quote:
hitler!


Hey, Godwin's Law... =D
July 26, 2010 11:22:35 AM

Zoron your post simply isnt 100% accurate.

i bought a dell laptop, which came with XP OEM. and 1 serial key. Ive been able to use that key on multiple installs, after multiple formats, with multiple hardware changes, on 3 of my different computers. All activation worked, all windows updating worked.

so. whats the deal there then? was dell distributing illegal serial keys? i think not.
January 12, 2011 12:36:16 AM

moschum said:
Zoron your post simply isnt 100% accurate.

i bought a dell laptop, which came with XP OEM. and 1 serial key. Ive been able to use that key on multiple installs, after multiple formats, with multiple hardware changes, on 3 of my different computers. All activation worked, all windows updating worked.

so. whats the deal there then? was dell distributing illegal serial keys? i think not.

No, you were just using it illegally.
October 17, 2011 2:36:25 PM

68vistacruiser said:
No, you were just using it illegally.


your an idiot. :??: 
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October 17, 2011 3:12:05 PM

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