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I just want to make sure that the following windows will allow me to install in 3 separate computers running at the same time.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Premium-Upgrade-Family/dp/B002MV2MG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300201925&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack (3-User): Software[/ame]

I will be upgrading the 3 computers from windows XP.
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post #2 of 11
yes that windows is specifically designed for 3 different PCs, it's what youre looking for, although you will need to do the trick to run a full install from the upgrade version as you cant upgrade straight from xp to 7.
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post #3 of 11
Yes this allows to you install Windows 7 on 3 computers and run simultaneously.
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by themidgetman;12740199 
yes that windows is specifically designed for 3 different PCs, it's what youre looking for, although you will need to do the trick to run a full install from the upgrade version as you cant upgrade straight from xp to 7.

Is it 3 seperate cd keys or you can just run it on 3 computers simultaneously with the same key?
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post #5 of 11
That's what it says on Microsoft's site. Sounds like a good deal.
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post #6 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by themidgetman;12740199 
yes that windows is specifically designed for 3 different PCs, it's what youre looking for, although you will need to do the trick to run a full install from the upgrade version as you cant upgrade straight from xp to 7.

Can you expand on that?
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz;12740279 
Can you expand on that?

Win7 won't upgrade directly from xp. It installs 7 and puts your XP stuff in a folder called windows.old Sometimes when you use the upgrade disk on XP it wont let you use the key to validate windows.
The trick is to install 7, then restart and install it again.

When I went from XP to 7 I didn't need to use that trick. I just installed from the upgrade disk and put in the key, everything was fine.
post #8 of 11
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I thought you just boot from the upgrade disc and do a clean install. Are you saying that will not work?
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz;12740493 
I thought you just boot from the upgrade disc and do a clean install. Are you saying that will not work?

When doing clean installed after booting with the dvd, windows will not accept the update key. You need to format your hard drive using the windows 7 setup, and when it asks you for a serial, uncheck the opition to automaticly activate. Once you are done installing, boot up windows and enter your key then and activate.
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