Install Windows Vista Retail License

July 29, 2009 at 11:08:02
Specs: Windows Vista

I am needing to know whether with a genuine Windows Vista Business License I can install the software on a Desktop for my use and a Laptop for my use, or whether I can only install the Item on one machine.

I have heard it both ways.
I figured I cannot, but I've heard some stuff about the retail license extending to a stationary device as well a portable if the device is for use by the same individual

Thanks for any and all answers from those of you who KNOW what your talking about! :)


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July 29, 2009 at 11:11:10
Then why don't you ask Microsoft? They are going to be the ones who will give you the correct answer.

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July 29, 2009 at 11:30:38

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July 29, 2009 at 12:28:41
Professional Dick, If you can't post a link or something of worth then why don't you stop posting?

MWCC, thanks for the link, but I've already found the License agreement..... I'd be asking for a direct quote, not a link to the TOS.

Anyone else have some GOOD input? :)

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July 29, 2009 at 14:26:10
The simple fact is you can only use it on one computer at a time.
While the retail version allows you to move it to another computer, you must first remove it from the first one.
Windows 7 will be available in a 3 licence pack for an additional fee.

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July 29, 2009 at 14:41:00
Thank you anmor for the response, very helpful.

I suppose they wont be selling the 3 pack in full retail package or anything of that nature, huh?

Looks like I'll just have to suffice to Windows Media Edition 2005 for my Laptop, and Windows 7 for my desktop.
Or... fork up near $500 for two copies of Retail Windows 7

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July 29, 2009 at 17:37:25
M$ currently has a deal going where: If you buy a Windows Vista upgrade license now, you get a Windows 7 upgrade license later. I don't know if that might interest you.

How does the Windows 7 Upgrade Option work?

The Windows 7 Upgrade Option is available through participating PC manufacturers on selected PCs and through Microsoft on qualifying purchases of the Windows Vista packaged product. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option applies to Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate editions.

Your Windows 7 upgrade will be to the comparable version: so you'll get either Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional (the upgrade to Windows Vista Business), or Windows 7 Ultimate, respectively. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option program runs from June 26, 2009 through January 31, 2010. Individual manufacturers may choose to offer the option for a shorter period on their PCs.

Offer details, prices, and upgrade delivery methods will vary. For details for new PC purchases, please check the manufacturer's web site. For purchases of retail packaged software, please go to the Windows 7 Upgrade Option fulfillment site for retail packaged software.

What is the Windows 7 Upgrade Option program?

Specifically designated PCs that are pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Ultimate may qualify for an upgrade to the equivalent Windows 7 product.

Similarly, in some markets, retail packaged Windows Vista software products (sold separately from PCs) may also qualify for an upgrade to the equivalent Windows 7 product. The upgrades will be provided to qualifying customers when the Windows 7 product becomes available on October 22, 2009.

Win7 Upgrade Option

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