Windows 10: I can install Windows 10 on 2 comps with one license?

  1.    30 Nov 2017 #1

    I can install Windows 10 on 2 comps with one license?


    I just bought one license, burned it to a disk and installed it on a new Firecuda drive. Just for the heck of it, today I wiped the drive on my other smaller desktop and installed it without entering a license. They both work fine, but I thought it was only good for one computer, or am I getting some other version of windows 10 on one of the comps?

    The other thing I noticed is, the drive I used to download and burn the disk on somehow included the desktop screen picture I had on it to the disk. After I installed the Win 10 on the new drive it had the same desktop picture. Did it transfer parts of my old system onto the disk, or is it a pure copy of 10?
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  2. Posts : 4,497
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       01 Dec 2017 #2

    You cannot. You need to either have a prior edition OS license after you get it installed or a volume license. No longer can you use the old Volume licenses that were available before Anniversary Edition came out.
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