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Locked Topic  Can I install Windows 7 on two PC's?
NocturnX  posted on Jul 01, 2011 8:11:34 AM - Report post

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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.
CJ  posted on Jul 01, 2011 8:27:00 AM - Report post

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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]

Neo7  posted on Jul 01, 2011 8:44:05 AM - Report post

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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.

[Edited by moderator Neo7, 7/1/2011 8:44:44 AM]

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