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    Default Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    Could I install Windows 7 on a second drive to test some themes or do I need a new product key?

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    You still have to enter the key code.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    So I would have to buy a new one right? Or could I still use the original?

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    So I would have to buy a new one right? Or could I still use the original?
    You can install Windows 7 onto another drive in the same computer, and use the same product key. If you use a different computer (actually, different motherboard), you will need a second key.

    The hardware setup goes into the validation. Once it sees a new MB, MS makes you go through a ridiculous series of things to get it Genuine.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    You still have to enter the key code.
    Think was asking same Win 7 tied to the same motherboard and both active.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    As long as he has a retail version of Win7 he can install on a different machine, OEM is limited you may be lucky getting away with the install on 2. I have the retail version Win 7 Pro on 3 systems, and Ultimate on two.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    Doesn't Win 7 Pro and Ultimate allow for up to three anyway.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    I usually skip the product key and it runs for 30-days before it starts begging for the key. You can still just close the key request.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 install on multiple drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoki View Post
    I usually skip the product key and it runs for 30-days before it starts begging for the key. You can still just close the key request.
    I thought you could do that and because I would only be using it for tests it wouldn't be a problem. I think you could just unplug the LAN cable and do the install but it may ask you when you plug it back in. Also I do have the OEM, Win 7 Ultimate (Because Home Premium couldn't take my memory).
    Last edited by PoLoMoTo; 24-01-2012 at 21:24.

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