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Shamrock 09-30-09 09:36 PM

2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
Time is approaching, and I am wondering if I can install it on my desktop, and one on my laptop? Or did that EULA go out the window?

I specifically named x64 because I don't want another x86 OS. ;)

ViN86 09-30-09 09:44 PM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
No, one machine per key.

Sazar 09-30-09 09:44 PM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
What key is it?

I am using the same key for Win 7 on both my home systems for Win 7 Ultimate.

ViN86 09-30-09 09:45 PM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
I thought regardless of version it was one machine per key.

nekrosoft13 09-30-09 09:59 PM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
it is one key per machine, so Sazar is a criminal

ViN86 09-30-09 10:06 PM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 (Post 2096017)
it is one key per machine, so Sazar is a criminal

:rofl

Rakeesh 10-01-09 05:18 AM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 (Post 2096017)
it is one key per machine, so Sazar is a criminal

Hmm...this is going to sound like a stretch, but, enterprise versions of windows are done with Multiple Activation Keys since they are typically done on a per site license rather than a per machine license.

Since ultimate is supposed to be essentially the same thing as enterprise, would the keys be the same as well?

I figure if this wasn't the case, it wouldn't have allowed him to activate his copy on more than one computer. At least, from what I understand, if you attempt to activate the same key twice on vista you'll have to phone in, and they ask you if you have two computers installed with the same key.

If you say yes, they tell you that its a one machine license blah blah have to remove the old copy blah blah. If you say no, they say "ok" and void the previous installation ID so the next time the other computer tries to e.g. go to windows update, it'll get the "this copy of windows is not genuine" nag.

Since this isn't happening to sazars computers, then I am curious if these copies of ultimate are done on a MAK type activation.

nekrosoft13 10-01-09 10:06 AM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlphaWolf_HK (Post 2096244)
Hmm...this is going to sound like a stretch, but, enterprise versions of windows are done with Multiple Activation Keys since they are typically done on a per site license rather than a per machine license.

Since ultimate is supposed to be essentially the same thing as enterprise, would the keys be the same as well?

I figure if this wasn't the case, it wouldn't have allowed him to activate his copy on more than one computer. At least, from what I understand, if you attempt to activate the same key twice on vista you'll have to phone in, and they ask you if you have two computers installed with the same key.

If you say yes, they tell you that its a one machine license blah blah have to remove the old copy blah blah. If you say no, they say "ok" and void the previous installation ID so the next time the other computer tries to e.g. go to windows update, it'll get the "this copy of windows is not genuine" nag.

Since this isn't happening to sazars computers, then I am curious if these copies of ultimate are done on a MAK type activation.

ultimate can only use retail or OEM licensing, no volume activation.

Retail key will allow you to activate few computers, but according to the license you only supposed to use one key per computer at any given time. reason why it works on few PCs, so if you upgrade or replace your computer you can still use the retail copy of win 7.

retail win7 ultimate keys are they only keys being given out by technet.

Sazar 10-01-09 10:16 AM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ViN86 (Post 2096008)
I thought regardless of version it was one machine per key.

I have an MSDN account so I can use the same key across multiple systems.

My enterprise win 7 is an image from work where I am on the early adopter program so always get early builds of new images (same happened when Vista was released) and this key is not mine.

ViN86 10-01-09 10:46 AM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sazar (Post 2096372)
I have an MSDN account so I can use the same key across multiple systems.

My enterprise win 7 is an image from work where I am on the early adopter program so always get early builds of new images (same happened when Vista was released) and this key is not mine.

Well I think your post was misleading, cause the OP (I believe) is talking about the versions that are going to be released in a few weeks. With those versions (Retail, OEM, and Upgrade), the rule is 1 machine per key.

Absolution 10-01-09 03:54 PM

Re: 2 installs of Win 7 x64?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shamrock (Post 2095998)
Time is approaching, and I am wondering if I can install it on my desktop, and one on my laptop? Or did that EULA go out the window?

I specifically named x64 because I don't want another x86 OS. ;)

If you have two keys (1 x64 & 1 x86) - you can activate them both on an x64 install. The keys aren't tied to the processor architecture.


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