Ultimate and Professional 64 BIT: Are all only for one install?

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  1. MTHall720

    MTHall720 New Member

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    I'm trying to find out in case I buy either Ultimate or Professional. Is there some option where you can have up to 3 installs? I have 2 laptops and a desktop at home.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    We divide licenses into two subsections:

    Retail and OEM

    Retail licenses are purchased from the store when you buy Windows.
    OEM licenses come with the computer.

    OEM licenses are tied to the computer you have bought.

    Retail licenses can be transferred from system, to system, but the system the license is being transferred from must be decommissioned or Windows must be uninstalled.

    For Windows 7, the retail licensing agreement permits the installation and use of one (1) license (product key) on one (1) computer. For each additional installation, you'll need to purchase an additional Windows 7 license.
     
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  3. thirtysenses

    thirtysenses New Member

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    The Microsoft License for use of Windows has always been limited to allowing installation on only a single machine.
    MS Office Home and Student edition (Word, Excel, OneNote, Powerpoint) allows 3 installations for a single household.
     
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  4. Drew

    Drew Banned

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    Your solution is Family Pack. 3 licenses for up to 3 machine w/in the same household. Huge bargin, too.

    Cheers,
    Drew
     

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