License for Vista - running one copy on more than one machine at h

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dave, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I know that with XP you could purchase one copy and run it on all your
    machines at home. Can you do the same with Vista Home Premium Ed. Can I buy
    one copy of Vista and run it on my two machines at home?
    Thanks, dave
     
    Dave, Mar 22, 2007
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  2. Dave

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Dave,

    You couldn't with XP and you can't with Vista. One license for each machine.
    You may be confusing the license with that of OfficeXP which allowed for
    installation on one desktop and one laptop.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
     
    Rick Rogers, Mar 22, 2007
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  3. Neither Windows Vista or Windows XP permits installation on more than one PC
    using the same license. You can purchase additional Vista licenses here:

    Windows Vista Family Discount
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/familydiscount.mspx

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows - Shell/User

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    :

    I know that with XP you could purchase one copy and run it on all your
    machines at home. Can you do the same with Vista Home Premium Ed. Can I buy
    one copy of Vista and run it on my two machines at home?
    Thanks, dave
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 22, 2007
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  4. Nope, one license = one machine. It was the same with XP and all previous
    versions of Windows. It's just getting stricter and much harder to use them
    on multiple machines.
     
    Dustin Harper, Mar 22, 2007
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  5. Dave

    Bullet Guest

    It's a shame that this avenue is only open to US and Canadian residents. We
    in the UK already have to pony up around double for the software, we are
    also refused the family discount :( .
     
    Bullet, Mar 22, 2007
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  6. Dave

    CJM Guest

    Yeah it's a bit of a con. In the US they get a copy of Ultimate and two
    copies of Home Premium for the price we pay for one copy.
     
    CJM, Mar 22, 2007
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  7. **************************************

    No you couldn't
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    Regards,

    Richard Urban MVP
    Microsoft Windows Shell/User

    **************************************


    Can you do the same with Vista Home Premium Ed. Can I buy
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 22, 2007
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  8. Dave

    BobS Guest

    Richard,

    If you meant that legally you couldn't - you're right. But technically - it
    certainly is possible. A little history. A few years back, Dell as well as
    several other OEM's supplied a CD (OEM version) with their PC's that were
    not BIOS locked nor hardware locked in any manner and did not require
    activation. After awhile, that little secret got around (took about two
    seconds for the world to know it...) and copies of those CD's became
    abundant. You probably got the spam email telling you how to purchase WinXP
    w/SP2 for half price with a valid activation code. Well, not really, the CD
    did not require validation since it was OEM anyway.

    Then there were the key generators and the volume license keys that made the
    rounds and WinXP became a resounding success. I've read several accounts
    from magazines such as Forbes and Business Weekly where it was stated that
    if WinXP had not been pirated - it would not have the market share it has
    today - and they quoted some MS exec's agreeing with that assessment.

    Now the OP said "you could purchase one copy...." and he didn't say from
    where.

    Bob S.
     
    BobS, Mar 22, 2007
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  9. Dave

    Alias Guest

    Erm, I think you mean "shouldn't". If you wait 120 days between
    installations, you *can* do it and get activated and genuinized. That
    said, I don't recommend this method nor would I do it as generic OEM
    versions of Windows are not that expensive and if both computers, for
    some reason, have to have XP reinstalled, you could be SOL.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 22, 2007
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  10. Technically I could rob a jewelry store also.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban MVP
    Microsoft Windows Shell/User
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 22, 2007
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  11. Dave

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Is this verified for Vista too? I knew it worked that way for XP, but
    wasn't sure if it carried forward.

    On a complete OT sidenote:

    I am so incredibly embarrassed and was wrong for referring you and
    anyone else to the Vista test drive site! I thought I had gone on it
    before (but was mistaken). I went into it just to check something out
    real quick today - and I was so incredibly disappointed by everything
    you could not try out in there!

    Anyway, sorry for the time waster!

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    Most recent idiotic quote added to KICK (Klassic Idiotic Caption Kooks):
    "You can get dog shi* for free also!"

    "Good poets borrow; great poets steal."
    - T. S. Eliot
     
    Nina DiBoy, Mar 22, 2007
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  12. Dave

    Alias Guest

    I don't know and I'm not sure if anyone does.
    Not for me. I shy away from sites that require a log on.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 22, 2007
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  13. Dave

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> "Bullet"
    Personal opinion? Microsoft is making up the fines they're paying the
    EU gov't.

    That being said, I'm being the EU gov't 100% on this one.
     
    DevilsPGD, Mar 23, 2007
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  14. Dave

    Alias Guest

    I don't think so because Apple, Norton, Dell, Crucial, Kingston, et al
    do the same thing, equate the wimpy dollar with the pound and euro. It's
    called "greed" and assuming your paying European customers can't do
    arithmetic.
    So I am.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 23, 2007
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  15. Dave

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    You are such a wise man! :)
    I look forward to benefiting further from your wisdom.

    --
    Priceless quotes in m.p.w.vista.general group:
    http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/kick.html

    Most recent idiotic quote added to KICK (Klassic Idiotic Caption Kooks):
    "You can get dog shi* for free also!"

    "Good poets borrow; great poets steal."
    - T. S. Eliot
     
    Nina DiBoy, Mar 23, 2007
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