Windows 7 - If i buy Windows Vista can i use it on my Laptop and PC?

Asked By ocelot2 on 11-Jul-07 11:18 AM
Hi if a buy Windows Vista Basic or Premium will i be able to install it on my
Laptop and PC?




Richard Urban replied on 11-Jul-07 11:22 AM
If you buy two copies of Vista you can install Vista on two PC's.

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Bruce Chambers replied on 11-Jul-07 11:26 AM
No.  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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ocelot2 replied on 11-Jul-07 11:58 AM
Thanks guys so all i have to do is click on that link and order another
license for the other computer?
Bruce Chambers replied on 11-Jul-07 12:07 PM
That link provides information, but a more direct link would be:

Windows Vista: Ordering Additional Licenses
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/addlicense/default.mspx

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motarola2 replied on 11-Jul-07 01:50 PM
mmm, dont buy another license, try to get a serial from internet once
you have purchased 1 license.
and windows XP is much better at this time than windows vista. windows
vista is very buggy, so...you should still have XP around there because
of it's stability.


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John Barnes replied on 15-Jul-07 10:32 AM
Bad advice all around.  Buy, do not steal.
f/fgeorge replied on 15-Jul-07 12:10 PM
One more thing, ALOT of the problems people are having are ones that
come from upgrading from XP, or whatever, to Vista. I have several
Vista machines and have had no problems. I upgraded one pc and had
issues. Compatable is not always exact.
Also DO NOT STEAL!!!

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 07:32:58 -0700, "John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net>