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Old 10-23-09, 12:07 AM   #162
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Default Re: Official Technet Thread

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Originally Posted by Bman212121 View Post
Yes, the same key can be used on different pcs for multiple activations. I have two very similar quad core boxes that I've tried to move hard drives between, and it required a reactivation. I've reactivated the install on the new pc, as well as perform fresh installs using the same key.
I was just going to ask about that. I just renewed my subscription and grabbed myself Win7. They seem to have changed how the keys work....last time I had my subscription you were only given one key for each product, and it was allowed to be activated on different computers 10 times. But now you can request up to 10 retail keys, which to me implies that they are regular retail keys....which can only be activated on a single machine...

But if what you say is true, then maybe each of the 10 "retail" keys can still be activated 10 times?
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