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I have a question about licenses for Windows 7. I know a lot of software companies will let you buy a retailers licence for a product and then you could use that product on multi-computers. Does Microsoft allow you to do this with their OS by purchasing something special or no?

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I have a question about licenses for Windows 7. I know a lot of software companies will let you buy a retailers licence for a product and then you could use that product on multi-computers. Does Microsoft allow you to do this with their OS by purchasing something special or no?

The only thing available now for Windows 7, is the Windows 7 Family Pack;

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10300835-56.html

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Well I didn't mean right now. Like is there something similiar to what I'm looking for for Vista? I don't want I'm just curious what its called and how to get it is all.

You asked for Windows 7.

I have a question about licenses for Windows 7.

I don't want I'm just curious what its called and how to get it is all.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Family+Pack+for+Vista

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You asked for Windows 7.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Family+Pack+for+Vista

Yeah I know I did, but I wasn't expecting the windows 7 packs to be out or talked about, so I was comparing them to windows vista. I was just trying to figure out how you get the licenced versions. Like they have at computer repair shops to put windows on different computers. And the family pack thing isn't what I'm looking for at all.

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There are different types of licenses for Windows. At the most basic level there are three types: Retail (FPP or Full Packaged Product), OEM (what vendors like Dell and HP use) and Volume License.

Windows OSs are not available to purchase as volume license to begin with. You have to either purchase a machine with Windows preinstalled (OEM) or buy a retail copy. After that you can purchase upgrade OSs under Volume Licensing, this would allow you to have one key that could be used on all machines.

As far as product use rights for Windows OSs -- You can only use it on one machine per license.

Windows applications, such as Office have different product use rights. They usually allow for use on one desktop, one laptop, and one remote connection used by the same user, but these rights can differ depending on product version.

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