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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 8:11:34 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       This topic is locked   post reply 

My dad's birthday is soon and his PC is running the Windows Vista OS, so I plan on buying him the upgrade version of Windows 7 for his gift. The thing I was wondering is if I buy it for him; can I use the same copy to install it on my PC too? Now I already know officially(legally) the answer is no. I want to know if I can do it unofficially anyway. Basically my question is does Microsoft have preventative safeguards in place to detect and/or prevent me from using it on my PC after it is installed on his? I'm going going to buy him the upgrade either way, but if I can use the same copy to upgrade my OS I'll get him the Ultimate version. If not I get him the Home Premium version.
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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 8:27:00 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       This topic is locked   post reply 

Sorry but no, a Windows Serial will only work on 1 PC.

After the serial is used depending on if its OEM or Retail may be locked to whatever motherboard your fathers PC has.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 7/1/2011 8:28:13 AM]

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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 8:44:05 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       This topic is locked   post reply 

No. Your Product Key is tied to your hardware and you will fail Genuine Validation when it starts detecting two hardware sets at the same time.

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