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Topic # 154370 25-Oct-2014 19:37
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Ive got a pc with single hard drive with copy of W7 Home premium put together 3 years ago by a local shop.

I want to move to a larger drive and have installed w7 from the shop supplied dvd on to the new larger drive.

The older hard drive with its copy of W7 I am planning on leaving in the machine as a second drive for the next month or two as backup that the new hard drive is working and then will delete/reformat for ubuntu.

I'm assuming that having two copies of w7 on the same machine even though I only using one and keeping the other as a short term backup is breech of term of license ?

But is it not something I should worry about realistically ??


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  Reply # 1162139 25-Oct-2014 19:56
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Yes, don't worry at all, I believe activation is based on hardware id's and if you change only the HDD you're fine. TBH since you actually intend to not use the 'backup' copy, I don't think they'd have a case even if they DID bother with this level of 'infringement'

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  Reply # 1162142 25-Oct-2014 20:04
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It's effectively just a hard drive replacement. No problem at all in that regard. Go for gold.




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  Reply # 1162503 26-Oct-2014 17:34
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Thanks for the feedback.

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