i have been told by the seller can be used for the multiple computers in there family home , which i would assume does not include me in this as an independant Buyer of the PC Tower and windows 7 licence.
I have a family pack license (along with several System Builder licenses) and the terms for use of such follow. See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/questions-on-windows-7-home-premium-family-pack/dfa0f03c-7dd9-40be-bef7-a089a49c8505 .
Per the terms of my family pack license...Win 7 can be installed on 3 systems, using the same license code. The original family pack also included the DVDs for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
It makes sense that the family pack licenses can only be used under stated terms.
On the other hand...the license applies to the system. If the system changes hands, Microsoft has no way of knowing or even being interested in such...it wants a valid license to be used by the system owner/user. If you ever had to reinstall Windows on that system and had the disk and applicable license..I see no reason that Microsoft would worry about the user/owner name.
Systems change hands everyday...the name of the owner/user never even gets recorded by Microsoft, unless you voluntarily register the system. I've never registered with Microsoft, it's not necessary. It IS necessary to have a legal license and undergo product activation.
If the license is being used on more than 3 system...then it may be flagged as an illegal license. MS does track license keys.
Edited by hamluis, 27 March 2015 - 01:12 PM.