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Windows7 RC download?


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#1 Jim P

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:15 PM

I have Win7 RC already downloaded to my computer. I would like to install it on another computer. Can I just burn another disk with Active@ISO burner and install it on another computer or do I need to download it again from Microsoft.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:20 PM

Just burn another or use the same disk! Your 7 RC licence key allows up to 3 installs im sure :huh:
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:29 PM

Andrew,

I didn't know that.

Thanks

Jim

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:25 AM

Even if the license does not allow 3 activations per key, they are giving them away for free. Just act as though you were going to download it again. The download page will give you a key. However, you do not have to actually re-download the OS.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:13 AM

Your welcome Jim P!

Edited by andrewww, 22 July 2009 - 05:14 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

Even if the license does not allow 3 activations per key, they are giving them away for free. Just act as though you were going to download it again. The download page will give you a key. However, you do not have to actually re-download the OS.



DJB,

Thank You

It worked!! Have another key now.

I've thrown together a budget build for my daughter to use until she can afford a new laptop. Nothing like a free OS, though it's only good until March. She doesn't care for Linux (can't play her Simms games :huh: )

Hopefully she'll have the funds by March.

Jim

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:34 PM

You wouldn't have needed the extra key.

I've installed the RC on 5 PC's using the same key.

You know, just to see if it worked. :huh:
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:05 AM

yeah didnt think MS would actually impose the limit. You can use the same key for any of their other OS's several times if wanted... But that is illegal :huh:
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:39 AM

You can use the same key for any of their other OS's several times if wanted...


No you can't. Just for the BETA and RC.

If you tried that with a Retail copy, it would
tell you that your key was invalid, and it would
shut the OS down after 30 days.
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