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Topic # 195178 9-Apr-2016 07:11
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I want to know is it possible to install windows 7 on 2 system using single product key? Yesterday I got computer from friend without OS so i am planning to install windows 7 using my own product key. Tell me if it helps


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  Reply # 1528858 9-Apr-2016 07:14
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no.


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  Reply # 1528883 9-Apr-2016 09:20
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Try installing Mint as an alternative OS on that second PC.

 

It's free and can be interesting to expand your computer knowledge.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1528886 9-Apr-2016 09:37
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I'm not sure if this is correct, but I think you can in fact install the same system on a second computer as a trial if you just want to test something. Isn't there a grace period before it becomes an illegal copy?  

 

 





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  Reply # 1528889 9-Apr-2016 09:53
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I think Nathan would be the expert around here (well for this topic) and he says no.

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Rikkitic: I'm not sure if this is correct, but I think you can in fact install the same system on a second computer as a trial if you just want to test something. Isn't there a grace period before it becomes an illegal copy?

 

There is a grace period before activation is required, but I believe that it's still forbidden by the terms of the licence.


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  Reply # 1528892 9-Apr-2016 10:06
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if you're wanting to evaluation, we provide a 90 day eval version of Win7 Enterprise

 

 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-7-enterprise


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  Reply # 1528971 9-Apr-2016 13:02
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If there is a sticker with a Microsoft licence key on the computer itself this should allow you to install the OS again using that licence. If it's a laptop then it could have a sticker on the bottom - though it may only be a licence for XP.




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  Reply # 1529136 9-Apr-2016 18:30
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afe66:

 

Try installing Mint as an alternative OS on that second PC.

 

It's free and can be interesting to expand your computer knowledge.

 

 

 

 

Thanks i never used mint and i honestly dont know how to use mint as operating system. for this i have to learn mint first?




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  Reply # 1529139 9-Apr-2016 18:35
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Rikkitic:

 

I'm not sure if this is correct, but I think you can in fact install the same system on a second computer as a trial if you just want to test something. Isn't there a grace period before it becomes an illegal copy?  

 

 

 

 

What if i do not connect my system with internet. I often used it as games or working on office etc




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  Reply # 1529148 9-Apr-2016 18:46
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nathan:

 

if you're wanting to evaluation, we provide a 90 day eval version of Win7 Enterprise

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-7-enterprise

 

 

 

 

Thanks nathan let me check this

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1529151 9-Apr-2016 18:51
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geek4me:

 

If there is a sticker with a Microsoft licence key on the computer itself this should allow you to install the OS again using that licence. If it's a laptop then it could have a sticker on the bottom - though it may only be a licence for XP.

 

 

Thanks Geek4me i have checked it, I found a sticker with license key, but 2 digits are removed from sticker,


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  Reply # 1529156 9-Apr-2016 19:02
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Then you only have 1200 odd combinations to try.

I wonder how many wrong combinations you can try before they block you (no don't try that, it would be bad)

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  Reply # 1529170 9-Apr-2016 19:34
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Rikkitic:

 

I'm not sure if this is correct, but I think you can in fact install the same system on a second computer as a trial if you just want to test something. Isn't there a grace period before it becomes an illegal copy?  

 

 

 

 

What if i do not connect my system with internet. I often used it as games or working on office etc

 

 

If you use Windows without a license, I think you are breaking the law and you are almost certainly breaking their T&C whether you are on-line or not. The only difference is you are less likely to get caught. These days Linux versions like Mint are much more user-friendly and the graphic interface is not difficult to use at all, a lot like Windows. If you just stick to the default settings and ease your way in, you shouldn't have much trouble. You might actually discover you prefer it and there is a lot of help for beginners.

 

 





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  Reply # 1529176 9-Apr-2016 19:39
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lugu:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I'm not sure if this is correct, but I think you can in fact install the same system on a second computer as a trial if you just want to test something. Isn't there a grace period before it becomes an illegal copy?  

 

 

 

 

What if i do not connect my system with internet. I often used it as games or working on office etc

 

 

 

 

Save the hassle, go pickup yourself a new windows 10 key.

 

If your looking to use it for games, Your almost certainly going to require to use the internet for steam(or another form of online DRM) at some point.





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  Reply # 1529271 9-Apr-2016 22:08
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Even if it's not connected to the internet you'll still have to activate it eventually


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