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If you get Windows through MSDN AA, on how much computers are you allowed to use a license?

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I have recently got access to MSDN AA through my university, and I was wondering, if I get Windows 7 or Windows 8 from there, on how many computers would I be able to use the license key they give me?

Or do they give you more than one license key?
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You're only technically allowed to install each key on one computer at a time. You can reinstall windows multiple times with the same key though. I don't know the actual limit but I've used the same key about 10 times before with no ill effects.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mithrandir8 View Post

You're only technically allowed to install each key on one computer at a time. You can reinstall windows multiple times with the same key though. I don't know the actual limit but I've used the same key about 10 times before with no ill effects.

Not with OEM or system builder you can't. And likely not with DreamSpark either. With retail you cannot do it unless you have uninstalled it from the previous PC.
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I'm not sure about reinstalling with an OEM key but depending on your university's policy you can reinstall windows using your same key as provided by dreamspark.
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Originally Posted by Dreamspark Support Website View Post

You are allowed to install the software more than once based on the discretion of the program administrator and the software distribution method chosen (i.e. download or check out).

At both the universities I've attended I've been allowed to reinstall windows multiple times. The school's tech administrator used to make me go through a reactivation process every time I wanted to install (back when it was MSDNAA) but since windows 7 they just told me to reinstall using the key as normal.
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post #5 of 5
The Key you get from MSDN-AA is a retail key, so it can be used on multiple installs (but only active on one at a time).
The number of keys you get is determined by your administrator.
I got 7-8 Windows 7 Pro keys with my MSDN-AA. After about 10 reinstalls using the same key, I now have to call MS to get the Key validated, but not a big deal.
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