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How many computers can you legally install windows 7 on?

Barnett

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#1
My uncle is planning on getting windows 7, and i want to know if i can just borrow his copy and install it onto my computer. I've heard the "1 copy for 3 machines" rule from Microsoft before, but will it work for windows 7?
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RandyL

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#2
Hi Barnett.

You're probably thinking of Microsoft Office because people need it at work, home and a laptop.

For Windows it's one PC for each one you buy. The validation for it can only be used on one PC at a time.
 

Dalo Harkin

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#6
Volume licences and I cant remenber the name of the other one where if you buy licences for say office 2010 and a new one is launched in say 2012 they dont have to pay again... cant remember, but they apply to corporate only
 

Plastic Nev

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#9
Whatever it is known as, I will not take bets on whether it is the same guy.
Barnett, if it was you, the answer is there on Yahoo, if not and this is coincidence the answer is still there as it is here. Buy the family licence then yes you can. If your uncle only bought a single licence, to activate your copy you will still have to buy a licence yourself.
Nev.
 

BeeCeeBee

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#11
You guys all have it wrong. You may install windows on 7,342 different computers as long as one of them has a valid windows 98 license. (Oh and you will also need 7,341 other licenses.)
 

neill10

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#12
Just as a matter of inerest, do the licences from microsoft cost more or less than buying a new instale disk?.
 

Match

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#13
Just as a matter of inerest, do the licences from microsoft cost more or less than buying a new instale disk?.
Generally they cost less, If you have a dodgy copy of Windows that fails Validation, Tool available from Microsoft update site, you will be given the option to buy a legitimate key from them, but I can't remember how much for? but I think its at the upgrade price ?????
 
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