Windows 7 pre-order licenses?


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Hello everybody, I was wondering about this. Basically I was thinking, how many licenses are on the pre-order for us beta testers? I have been searching the web and found nothing.
Can we install it on 1 computer, 2,3,4?
If anyone has any info it would be deeply appreciated :).
 
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It will just be for 1 computer, so 1 license = 1 PC :)

Only a couple of weeks till we're able to order it in the UK, but the bonus is it's the full version rather than upgrade :D
 
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Same ol' same ol'. One license is one computer.
 
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Thats a bit rubbish, so we are paying £100 for 1 computer? What about the public release in October, will that be the same?
£100 for 1 computer is awful, have they done that with every version of windows, because on XP I did it installed it about 3/4 times, on different PC's.
 
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The public release is what you paid for. It'll arrive at your door on October 22-24, just like everyone else. The only bonus is that you got a preorder discount.

All versions of Windows since Windows 3.11 have only been licensed for one computer at a time. You can uninstall the copy and install it on another PC, but all Windows licenses except the VLK are limited to one active PC at a time. Any other installation pattern is technically illegal.
 
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Ok, since windows 3.11 it has only ever been alowed for 1 computer, my version of XP (upgrade disk by the way) , has always been able to install on multiple computers.
I never moded it or changed any files? Why is this?
 
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Sure, you can install Windows on multiple computers, but you're violating the end user license agreement, and that's a felonious breech of contract in the United States, Canada and EU.

Just because you can do something with the disc doesn't mean it was legal.
 
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I think I would rather pay 1/3 the price for one install. That would be less confusing for all to understand. And no breach of contract. If you need more there is always the TechNet subscription.
 
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Thats a bit rubbish, so we are paying £100 for 1 computer? What about the public release in October, will that be the same?
£100 for 1 computer is awful, have they done that with every version of windows, because on XP I did it installed it about 3/4 times, on different PC's.

Thats why alot of people are waiting/waited to buy computers before Windows 7 free upgrade was available or Windows 7 comes installed on computers. It affected the computer manufacturers big time also.
 

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