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Can you build TWO PCs (for yourself only) and buy & use ONE copy of Windows for both?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dallas_USA, Apr 17, 2010.

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  1. Dallas_USA

    Dallas_USA Thread Starter

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    A buddy wants to do this: "activate" Windows on computer1, and then NOT activate Windows on computer2 (meaning he'd simply reinstall Windows every 30-days on computer2 when "time's up" for activation, lol)?

    Would that work? And is it "legal" [are the first 30-days technically a "trial period"]?

    [*Edit: Nevermind-- After reviewing the Windows EULA again, I told him to buy 2 copies!... However, I, myself, am curious to know how Windows licensing applies when installing Windows in multiple Virtual PC sessions on the same computer??]
     
  2. Rick_in_Fla

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    So, you are looking for advise on how to cheat the system? Or are you wanting to know if your buddy's scheme will work?
     
  3. Dallas_USA

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    B) will it work?...
     
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    will it work? the answer is no.
     
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