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How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

  1. #1


    solarcom78 Guest

    How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista? or can 1
    copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?

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  3. #2


    pmetzke@gmail.com Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    On Feb 4, 3:06 pm, solarcom78 <solarco...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista? or can 1
    > copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?


    You need to purchase 2 separate copies. This is the same as previous
    versions of Windows.


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  4. #3


    Troy McClure Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    1 license, 1 install... been this way forever




    "solarcom78" <solarcom78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FD9A6BE7-98BF-4D22-9440-65F318E4D4D8@microsoft.com...
    >I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista? or can
    >1
    > copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?



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  5. #4


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    Yes.

    No.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!



    "solarcom78" <solarcom78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FD9A6BE7-98BF-4D22-9440-65F318E4D4D8@microsoft.com...
    >I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista? or can
    >1
    > copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?



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  6. #5


    jim Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    1 license per machine. You need to only get the product key, since you can
    use the
    same dvd for the other computer

    BUT
    there is a family pack
    and there are some discounts for additional licenses...


    "solarcom78" <solarcom78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FD9A6BE7-98BF-4D22-9440-65F318E4D4D8@microsoft.com...
    >I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista? or can
    >1
    > copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    You need to purchase a copy of Vista for each computer.

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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows - Shell/User

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "solarcom78" wrote:

    I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista? or can 1
    copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    solarcom78 wrote:

    > I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista?
    > or can 1 copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?



    You need two copies. The rule is quite clear. It's one copy (or one license)
    for each computer.

    There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's been in
    effect on every version of Windows starting with Windows 3.1. The only thing
    that's new, starting with Windows XP, is that there's now an enforcement
    mechanism.

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup



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  9. #8


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    You must have one copy of Vista per machine. More specifically, one
    license per machine.

    Dustin Harper
    dharper@vistarip.com
    http://www.vistarip.com



    solarcom78 wrote:
    > I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista? or can 1
    > copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?


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  10. #9


    Stephan Rose Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:25:32 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:

    >solarcom78 wrote:
    >
    >> I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista?
    >> or can 1 copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?

    >
    >
    >You need two copies. The rule is quite clear. It's one copy (or one license)
    >for each computer.
    >
    >There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's been in
    >effect on every version of Windows starting with Windows 3.1. The only thing
    >that's new, starting with Windows XP, is that there's now an enforcement
    >mechanism.


    Honestly though, those enforcement mechanisms drive me nuts...

    I usually tend to rebuilt my system once every 6-8 months and
    everytime I am on phone with india for half an hour trying to get
    windows authorized again....

    It's a friggin pain in the ass...

    I have like 6 or 7 XP licenses running on 5 computers...I couldn't
    care less what license runs on WHAT machine...

    --
    Stephan
    2003 Yamaha R6

    kimi no koto omoidasu hi nante nai no wa
    kimi no koto wasureta toki ga nai kara

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  11. #10


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: How many PC can be installed with 1 copy of vista?

    LEGALLY, it's one license per computer. Whether or not you follow that
    and don't get audited is your deal.

    A call to India can be painful sometimes, especially with numbers! I've
    been lucky and have gotten a few really nice and helpful young gals.


    Dustin Harper
    dharper@vistarip.com
    http://www.vistarip.com



    Stephan Rose wrote:
    > On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:25:32 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    > <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:
    >
    >> solarcom78 wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have one laptop and one desktop, do I need to two copies of Vista?
    >>> or can 1 copy of vista be used on 1 laptop and one desktop?

    >>
    >> You need two copies. The rule is quite clear. It's one copy (or one license)
    >> for each computer.
    >>
    >> There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's been in
    >> effect on every version of Windows starting with Windows 3.1. The only thing
    >> that's new, starting with Windows XP, is that there's now an enforcement
    >> mechanism.

    >
    > Honestly though, those enforcement mechanisms drive me nuts...
    >
    > I usually tend to rebuilt my system once every 6-8 months and
    > everytime I am on phone with india for half an hour trying to get
    > windows authorized again....
    >
    > It's a friggin pain in the ass...
    >
    > I have like 6 or 7 XP licenses running on 5 computers...I couldn't
    > care less what license runs on WHAT machine...
    >
    > --
    > Stephan
    > 2003 Yamaha R6
    >
    > kimi no koto omoidasu hi nante nai no wa
    > kimi no koto wasureta toki ga nai kara


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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