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Can my Windows 8 Pro System Builder be installed on multiple computers

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    Can my Windows 8 Pro System Builder be installed on multiple computers


    In looking at the personal use agreement of the Windows 8 Pro System Builder it states:

    "The software in the package not be used:

    To license more than five copies of the software (in total) for commercial use"

    Does this mean I can install Windows 8 on another computer per the license for Win 8 Pro? My Windows 7 Home Premium was so much easier on this since it clearly stated that it supports 3x licenses.

    thanks!

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    No, you cannot use the same license on more than 1 computer at any given time.

    That seems to indicate that you cannot purchase parts to build 6 computer at work, and buy more than 5 System Builder license keys and install them.
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    http://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    How can I use the software? We do not sell our software or your copy of it – we only license it. Under our license, we grant you the right to install and run that one copy on one computer (the licensed computer) as the operating system on a computer that you build for your personal use, or as an additional operating system running on a local virtual machine or a separate partition, subject to the restrictions outlined under “Are there things I’m not allowed to do with the software?” The license is only for use by one person at a time, and only if you comply with all the terms of this agreement. The software is not licensed to be used as server software or for commercial hosting - so you may not make the software available for simultaneous use by multiple users over a network. For more information on multiple user scenarios and virtualization, see the Additional Terms.
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    Very good then that answers my question. I wish Microsoft would have done the Family Pack that they did in Windows 7 with Windows 8.
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    There may do, just wait & see.
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    Windows 7, Windows 8


    If Windows Pro 8 was installed on another computer does the license get transferred then from the previous computer it was activated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothman View Post
    Very good then that answers my question. I wish Microsoft would have done the Family Pack that they did in Windows 7 with Windows 8.
    The family pack was 50 a copy, Windows 8 is 40 a copy. How much cheaper would you want them to make it?
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    Windows 7, Windows 8


    Seriously?

    The Windows 7 Home Premium family pack provided 3 additional licenses which originally cost me $77

    If I buy the Windows 8 upgrade (and it does not include the content that Pro does) for 3 licenses then I am going to have to pay $120 so where is the savings?
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Mothman , the system builder you read the EULA is probably a 5 packs, so it as 5 license in the box show me the link


    the single one is $ 139

    Amazon.com: Windows 8 Professional System Builder DVD 64-Bit: Software
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothman View Post
    Seriously?

    The Windows 7 Home Premium family pack provided 3 additional licenses which originally cost me $77

    If I buy the Windows 8 upgrade (and it does not include the content that Pro does) for 3 licenses then I am going to have to pay $120 so where is the savings?
    I don't recall the family pack being less than 150 for the 3 pack.
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