Windows 7 Install Limit

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Fishrobber, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Fishrobber

    Fishrobber MDL Novice

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    How many times can I activate a legit Windows 7 key on different hardware before I have to speak to an operator?

    I remember in XP you got about 5 automatic activations.
     
  2. Analyz3r

    Analyz3r MDL Junior Member

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    As far as i know 3.

    But then, at least for us in Switzerland, you won't be connected to an operator, but a recorded message will as you on how many pc you have installed that windows, press 1 for 1 or 2 for more.

    If you press 1, you'll get the answer "your code has been accepted" and you will get the activation code.
     
  3. Fishrobber

    Fishrobber MDL Novice

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    Thanks.

    If they detect that two PCs are running the same license, will they blacklist the key?
     
  4. Analyz3r

    Analyz3r MDL Junior Member

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    No, they would simply refuse your activation.
    But since the activation is automatic is up to you to give the right answer.
     
  5. Fishrobber

    Fishrobber MDL Novice

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    In the past I've installed and activated the same XP license on three (vastly different) machines at once without an issue...
     
  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    It does not matter how many different pc's you activate with the same retail key as long as you don't exceed your quota. BTW for me with a MSDN retail key I get 10 online activations and 25 phone activations.
     
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  7. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Per key? I need to get a subscription, paying retail for vista and 7 could have put my youngest through college (yes, I run legit. Personal choice for me but I have nothing against you crazy modders).
     
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  8. vistadude

    vistadude MDL Member

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    I just got 2 keys through MSDN academic. I'm guessing these are not volume license keys or they would have just given me one key. Do I still get 3 activations per key?

     
  9. urie

    urie Moderator
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    If that is true why don't you ask if you have MSDN simple. So what you are really saying you have two MSDN keys :(
     
  10. vistadude

    vistadude MDL Member

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    What's msdn simple? :)

    I have access to msdn and there's 2 keys listed. Since they offer both the 32 bit and 64 bit downloads, one key might be for each edition. Who knows.

    The main problem I have now is that my pc is burning coasters on all dvd media except dvd-rw. I'm still vista dude until I can figure out the burning issue :D
     
  11. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Still its g*y that ms put a limit on their software, you pay something so i dont think its fair to put a limit on it for activation. I formatted my laptop like 10 times this year.......guess i need to buy windows 7 2 times every year ??? dont think so :rolleyes:

    PS: for the people who wonder why 10 times ? i test everything on my laptop before i use it on my pc.
     
  12. MasterHacker

    MasterHacker MDL Junior Member

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    You could just do the rearm trick every 30 days or download the Enterprise Edition from Microsoft then you get a 90 trial key then you do the rearm trick. Another option is to mod your bios with slic 2.1 or use a loader.
     
  13. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    My point is that you will get alot of trouble if you upgrade your pc or even buy a new pc. With windows xp we never got a limit on activations, in fact you never needed to be online to activate windows anyway.
     
  14. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    There are ways to back up your activation.
     
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  15. Worldwide2010

    Worldwide2010 MDL Novice

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    How can I do backup my activation?? I've used my own key about 4 times on my own pc, dont wanna risk it getting blacklisted!
     
  16. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  17. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Im almost certain there was a hotfix out for windows 7 relating to dvd burning problems just found it maybey different problem