Windows 7 licensing

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by JoeJoe, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. JoeJoe

    JoeJoe Guest

    The family's last 5 PS have all been Medion ones.

    They current 3 are all Win7 Home Premium (64bit) ones, and they all came
    with a recovery dvd which I believe holds both the 32 bit and the 64 bit
    versions of Win7.

    I need a working version of win7 (32bit) to install on another PC within
    the home (i.e. within the same IP address). I am wondering if it would
    be possible to use one of those DVDs+one of the machines' serials.

    In the past one of our older PCs was a Win XP, which also came with a
    similar recovery (win XP) dvd. In that case I had 3 PCs within the home
    all running WinXP from that DVD and the serial that came with that PC.
    None of them has ever complained...

    I am not familiar with Win7 licensing (different from WinXP?) - would
    this still be possible? Unfortunately I cannot test this theory as the
    new PC has not yet been purchased...
     
    JoeJoe, Jan 3, 2013
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  2. JoeJoe

    Tired Guest

    JoeJoe wrote:
    :: The family's last 5 PS have all been Medion ones.
    ::
    :: They current 3 are all Win7 Home Premium (64bit) ones, and they all
    :: came with a recovery dvd which I believe holds both the 32 bit and
    :: the 64 bit versions of Win7.
    ::
    :: I need a working version of win7 (32bit) to install on another PC
    :: within the home (i.e. within the same IP address). I am wondering if
    :: it would be possible to use one of those DVDs+one of the machines'
    :: serials.

    Generic branded versions of windows should be fine. ie a Dell w7
    installation disk. Ones that are made by the computer itself though usually
    not.

    The disk will install, you will get a trigger asking you to enter the
    product key, it might require you to speak to a customer service person when
    activating.


    :: In the past one of our older PCs was a Win XP, which also came with a
    :: similar recovery (win XP) dvd. In that case I had 3 PCs within the
    :: home all running WinXP from that DVD and the serial that came with
    :: that PC. None of them has ever complained...
    ::
    :: I am not familiar with Win7 licensing (different from WinXP?) - would
    :: this still be possible? Unfortunately I cannot test this theory as
    :: the new PC has not yet been purchased...

    Yeah, it works the same way, though it does break the end user license
    agreement, but as those keys have almost certainly never been used,
    microsoft will activate with no issues.
     
    Tired, Jan 5, 2013
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  3. JoeJoe

    Chris French Guest

    If the DVD's don't work for some reason, You can download iso of Windows
    7 (legitimately):

    <http://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-7-iso-official-32-bit-and
    -64-bit-direct-download-links/>
     
    Chris French, Jan 5, 2013
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