Vista on more than one computer??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Allan, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Hi, ive tried to install my genuine copy of windows vista home premium
    edition on to my computer, however the same copy and the same product key has
    been used on my wifes computer previous to my attempt in installing the same
    copy on mine, i was wondering whether it was possible to purchase a copy of
    vista home premium and distribute it to the computers around my household and
    connect to the internet.
    After installing the copy a second time onto my computer i updated it and it
    told me that my version of vista has already been registered..is there any
    way to fix this problem or do i have to buy a whole new version for every
    single person in my family who has a computer in my household again????
    Regards
    Allan
     
    Allan, Jun 25, 2007
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  2. Allan

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  3. Allan

    Rock Guest

    You seem surprised at this? It's one license, one computer. Same as it was
    in XP, Win2000, Win98, Win95, etc. You'll need to buy a copy for each
    computer you want Vista on. MS does offer a Family Discount plan for North
    America. Buy one copy of Vista Ultimate, either retail full or upgrade and
    you can purchase up to two more copies of Vista Home Premium upgrade at
    $49.99 ($59.99 CAD).

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/familydiscount.mspx
     
    Rock, Jun 25, 2007
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  4. Allan

    ray Guest

    That is the general plan. If you're not happy with it, one option would be
    Linux.
     
    ray, Jun 25, 2007
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  5. Allan

    mikeyhsd Guest

    one option for you if you need multiple license is to purchase ultimate and with it you can purchase at reduced cost more copies of a different lower rated version.
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=201








    Hi, ive tried to install my genuine copy of windows vista home premium
    edition on to my computer, however the same copy and the same product key has
    been used on my wifes computer previous to my attempt in installing the same
    copy on mine, i was wondering whether it was possible to purchase a copy of
    vista home premium and distribute it to the computers around my household and
    connect to the internet.
    After installing the copy a second time onto my computer i updated it and it
    told me that my version of vista has already been registered..is there any
    way to fix this problem or do i have to buy a whole new version for every
    single person in my family who has a computer in my household again????
    Regards
    Allan
     
    mikeyhsd, Jun 25, 2007
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  6. Richard G. Harper, Jun 25, 2007
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  7. Allan

    Alias Guest

    And, due to the drop in hardware prices and MS' unbridled and shameless
    greed, the single most expensive component of a computer.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jun 26, 2007
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  8. Allan

    Alias Guest

    Except for MS Office, of course :)

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jun 26, 2007
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  9. You need to purchase a separate Vista license for each computer on
    which you install it.

    Just as it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating
    systems, it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
    copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
    technically) to purchase one Vista license for each computer on which it
    is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to determine
    final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which Vista
    licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows (up until
    WinXP, that is) is that Microsoft has added a copy protection and
    anti-theft mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make
    more difficult) multiple installations using a single license.

    With Vista Ultimate, it's sometimes possible to qualify for
    additional licenses, at a reduced cost:

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



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    Bruce Chambers, Jun 26, 2007
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  10. You have a law degree now, Bruce?

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    The poster formerly known as Nina DiBoy, Jun 26, 2007
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