Will update Win7>Win10 deactivate second Win7 drive in a Dual boot?

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  1. Posts : 17,279
    Windows 11 Pro
       #31

    Mystere said:
    No, they're contracts. And contracts can define what constitutes them, and what their language is, within the limits of the law. Defining terminology is pretty standard fare for a contract.

    Ok, let's say you're correct. Say the EULA is deemed unenforceable. That doesn't mean what you think it means. It means, that you no longer have a license to use the software, and thus cannot legally use it *AT ALL*.

    Most people don't realize that software is governed by copyright. And copyright doesn't give you the right to use it by default. You need a license to use it, and if the license is nullified, it doesn't mean you can use it however you like. It means that Copyright again takes precedence and you have no rights whatsoever.
    Ouch..... good point!
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  2. Posts : 79
    Win10
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       #32

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    It's NOT ILLEGAL. 100% LEGAL -- The same OS on the same Machine - you can't run both of these at the same time of course.

    You might just as well say that having 3 backups (all activated) with the OS in different stages (perhaps some new software etc) is illegal too.

    The only thing of course is that the 2nd time you try and install the W10 OS you might not get the system activated --this will activate eventually either by phone or when Ms sorts out the activation process properly for the servers in W10.

    There's too much FUD around this issue -- ON THE SAME MACHINE you can install Windows ANY NUMBER OF TIMES LEGALLY (even OEM versions).

    What you must not do is run BOTH installations CONCURRENTLY on the same machine - you can only do that in a VM anyway.

    You can always revert back to your W7 (or previous OS without problem - TAKE A BACKUP).

    Can't see what all the fuss is about -- perfectly OK way of using the OS'es - quite legal so long as they are all done ON THE SAME MACHINE.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    This is what I was thinking when I asked the question. My intention is to continue using my Win 7 while I slowly get the W10 working and stable with my software ON THE SAME MACHINE. When that is done the W7 drive gets wiped and becomes a storage drive.
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  3. Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #33

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    It's NOT ILLEGAL. 100% LEGAL -- The same OS on the same Machine - you can't run both of these at the same time of course.

    You might just as well say that having 3 backups (all activated) with the OS in different stages (perhaps some new software etc) is illegal too.
    No, it is illegal. The EULA defines a "device" as a partition, which means if it's installed on two partitions, you're "using" it on two devices, which is illegal.

    The EULA explicitly allows backups, backups are not bootable or runnable. You have to restore them to use them.
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  4. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #34

    I don't think it makes any difference either way, but fascinating to watch you guys argue.

    I doubt very much that MS are going to even know that this bloke is doing a duel boot.
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