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  1.    17 Apr 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
    So what, the question has nothing to do with 7 or the legalities, it has to do with if he can with 10, I suggest you read the question, although why anyone would want more than one copy of 10 is beyond me. I doubt MS will be sending out a helicopter and a sniper because he has more than one copy as a duel boot.

    Regards Sir
    Well I have a gaming OS which is games only and an every day OS that the family uses and installs whatever crap they want. So you are suggesting it is not legal to install multiple copies on the one machine? This is really what i'm trying to discover.
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  2.    17 Apr 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by slingsrat View Post
    Well I have a gaming OS which is games only and an every day OS that the family uses and installs whatever crap they want. So you are suggesting it is not legal to install multiple copies on the one machine? This is really what i'm trying to discover.
    It is only if you have two separate keys for both instillations. Otherwise if you try to use the same upgrade key I doubt it is. The basic EUA says you can only run either say 7 or 10 alone. Using both or two copies of 10 off of the same key would be a violation and I don't know if the second copy would activate.
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  3.    17 Apr 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    That would mean your using the key from an upgrade.
    When you install/upgrade to 10 you need a valid key from either 8 or 7.1 to be there on the PC. Or to do a clean instillation you need a key to accomplish this.
    Yes, I had an original key for Windows 7 but have now upgraded to 10. If I do a clean win 10 install now I will not be asked for a key. "Digital entitlement is a new method of activation in Windows 10 that doesn't require you to enter a product key"
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  4.    17 Apr 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by slingsrat View Post
    Well I have a gaming OS which is games only and an every day OS that the family uses and installs whatever crap they want. So you are suggesting it is not legal to install multiple copies on the one machine? This is really what i'm trying to discover.

    I wouldn't worry mate
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  5.    17 Apr 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by slingsrat View Post
    Yes, I had an original key for Windows 7 but have now upgraded to 10. If I do a clean win 10 install now I will not be asked for a key. "Digital entitlement is a new method of activation in Windows 10 that doesn't require you to enter a product key"
    Correct but you can't dual boot 10 and use the same digital entitlement key.
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  6.    17 Apr 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
    I wouldn't worry mate
    It is against the rules to suggest that this is a legitimate use of 10.
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  7.    17 Apr 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Correct but you can't dual boot 10 and use the same digital entitlement key.
    Now we are getting somewhere. Where does it say this?
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  8.    17 Apr 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    It is against the rules to suggest that this is a legitimate use of 10.
    The MS servers will say that the hardware is legitimate to run 10.

    Regards Sir
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  9.    17 Apr 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by slingsrat View Post
    Now we are getting somewhere. Where does it say this?
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Uset...10_English.htm
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  10.    17 Apr 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
    The MS servers will say that the hardware is legitimate to run 10.

    Regards Sir
    Yes, I wonder if at anytime during the installation of a second copy will I be halted because i'm violating the license agreement.
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