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Old 05-01-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Me and my buddy are planning on buying a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit and we wanted to make sure that if we buy only 1 copy will we both be able to use the same keycode for 2 differnt computers? Were bothin using it for our Apple bootcamp. Please we don't wanna waste 80 bucks, were in college.
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:58 PM   #2
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Actually according to the Mircrosoft EULA( End User License Agreement) u can not install the same copy with the same product key on more than one computer. You can use the same disk on two computers but you need a different product key for each computer.
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ok well not legally, but would it let us use the same key for both computers??? meaning with one cd could we get 2 computers using vista for life? pleaseeee thats my question
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:05 PM   #4
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No because you have to activate windows and when u activate it on the other computer it will notice that it is already active on another pc so no u cant legally or illegaly. But i think talking about illegal things like this is against forum rules.
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Just buy the software. Your college may even have a cheaper version for you to purchase.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:03 PM   #6
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so ur telling me if u were building 2 computers you would buy 2 copies of microsoft vista?
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:28 PM   #7
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Nope. I'd buy a copy that licenses 3 or 5 devices.

It specifically says in the EULA that its licensed to one device. Even if you could use it on multiple devices it would be for one person (not multiple people).
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so ur telling me if u were building 2 computers you would buy 2 copies of microsoft vista?
Right. It's just like anything else. You need to buy a separate copy for everything/a volume license if you are using it on more than one system for yourself/company only.

Someone else mentioned it, but usually colleges get all kinds of software (AV, OS, Office) cheap and sell it to students even cheaper.
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No because you have to activate windows and when u activate it on the other computer it will notice that it is already active on another pc so no u cant legally or illegaly.
You can illegally
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1key=1pc
2keys=2pc's
etc

You can use the same CD key for installation, but to activate it you'll have to do other stuff.
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