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Yea On my main computer I have Windows 7 but I have 2 other desktops that have Vista and I would like them to have Windows 7 as well for obvious reasons. I have the Windows 7 CD but my question is can I use it for the other 2 PCs since they are on the same network? Or can I not since I already used it for this main PC?
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It should say on the side of the paccage how many computers the serial is good for.
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It should say on the side of the paccage how many computers the serial is good for.
hmm I can't seem to find were?

If you mean the "Units per box: 01" thing I thought that just ment how many Discs were inside?

EDIT: I read on the microsoft forums that the serial is good for 3 different PCs, is this correct?

And my new question is I have had to format or had a couple drives die before, each time I re-installed windows on the same PC for whatever reason did that count as 1 use? Or just the initial use counts as 1 and you can continue to use/re-install as you please as long as it's on one of those computers?
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A normal Windows disk is good for installing on only 1 computer at a time.

OEM is for one computer ever ("locked" to original computer (motherboard as defined by MS), see link in my sig for questions about OEM).

Retail is one computer at a time, but can be moved from computer to computer, so long as the other computer no longer uses that Key.

MS does sell a family pack that allows 3 simoltanious installs with the same key (or maybe 3 keys, not sure), but you will know if you have that, the box says it on it.

MS also has Enterprise level software, but very unlikely you have that unless you go it from your work.

More than likely, you will need to buy 2 more copies to install it on the other computers.
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Ahh IC, thx alot that cleared up some things, guess they will stay with vista T_T, not gonna shell out money for 2 more Windows 7s for semi-old computers.
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If you're a student at a university you can grab extra copies of Windows 7 for quite cheap at campus computer stores (~30 USD)
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Or if you have any friends in school that are in some kind of IT program they may be able to hook you up with a copy.
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