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Won't work anymore and is wrong. They have no way of telling if it's on two machines at once anyways! With 7, MS and OEMs (Dell, HP) have really tightened up when and what the discs will install on. I've worked in a shop for 4 1/2 years, I know what I'm talking about from EXPERIENCE.
I Work on a shop too, and from experience i can say that it does work. If you activate your license and wnat to reactivate it again in a short period of time MS servers will deny the operation. However, if a reasonable amount of time since your last activation has passes, let's say about 1 year, you can activate it again with no problems. If the servers still deny an internet activation, you need to activate by phone. It would make no sense that you had to buy a new retail license every time you need to reinstall your OS.
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post #42 of 111
The couple of people that quoted my post are correct. Sometimes it is possible to work. I didn't want to get into the huge discussion on how MS works with activation and authentication. After time yes you can again be successful and you can also call them. The last poster though is being silly. Where the hell did I ever get close to suggesting that you buy a new license every time you reinstall on the same system. That is just stupid and you are very silly for even typing it.
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Thats a lie, ive got Windows XP (OEM Dell version) to work on a compaq presario computer before, Obviously I had to change the key to a legal one, but it worked. You could always use Linux? Thats free. ^_^
    
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Yep I once used a Toshiba disk on my desktop to load Vista. Anyway I shot you a message about getting W7. Enjoy.
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post #45 of 111
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Thats a lie, ive got Windows XP (OEM Dell version) to work on a compaq presario computer before, Obviously I had to change the key to a legal one, but it worked. You could always use Linux? Thats free. ^_^
depends on your defination of "free" and if money is the only way to "invest" or "buy" something.
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post #46 of 111
Windows 7 is so good I ended up buying it. They deserve your money for this amazing product. Just grab the OEM and people who say you can USE the OEM on one computer only is BS. One computer only at a time... if you build another computer you can put the OEM on that computer as well. Just one activation at a time, but as many activations as you want in the end.

The OEM is cheap. I picked it up for 100 bucks Canadian at Memory Express a little while back.
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post #47 of 111
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depends on your defination of "free" and if money is the only way to "invest" or "buy" something.
Linux is open source and free.
Maybe except OpenSUSE, but thats rubbish anyway, get #!
    
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Windows 7 is so good I ended up buying it. They deserve your money for this amazing product. Just grab the OEM and people who say you can USE the OEM on one computer only is BS. One computer only at a time... if you build another computer you can put the OEM on that computer as well. Just one activation at a time, but as many activations as you want in the end.
incorrect, you better read the eula on OEM MS Windows again, retail versions you can do this with, OEM's, it is tied to the first motherboard it is activated on, yes there are ways "around" this, but they aren't any more legal than pirating.
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Calling people liars and not reading posts completely is just rude, makes me wonder how you actually have reps. Nothing in the computer world is 100%. There can always be a slim exception. You mention XP and I had said that with 7 they were getting tighter on this. Just because you were lucky and had a disc that worked doesn't mean that any of us are wrong or lying. We are simply stating that with EXPERIENCE with hundreds of computers and discs, this is what we see. I think I'm done wasting my time explaining every little detail to all the amateurs here. Good day to you sir.
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post #50 of 111
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incorrect, you better read the eula on OEM MS Windows again, retail versions you can do this with, OEM's, it is tied to the first motherboard it is activated on, yes there are ways "around" this, but they aren't any more legal than pirating.
I have loaded up my OEM Vista onto 3 different computers without having to contact MS or get around anything. Just as long as you do not currently have the version activated on a computer you are fine to load it onto another... at least that is how the Vista OEM disc worked for me.
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