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Am I breaking the Windows EULA?

  1. #11

    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Duckface View Post
    Jimbo, thanks for your comments.
    I suspect that MS are allowing more re-activations due to the fact that they don't let you use the license on more than one computer now, as opposed to the 3 pc's they allowed previously.
    There has only ever been ONE activation allowed per license/Key (except for the Family pack Upgrade of Home Premium) for any windows OS.
    If you've been allowed more, it's simply because of slack in the system.

    And consider a VM as another computer because it has different (virtual) hardware than your main system.
    That's why the second usage of the key wasn't allowed: different hardware is different computer.

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  2. #12

    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10

    Thanks for all the viewpoints.
    I fully expected to be told that the second installation (on the hard drive) would need to be wiped, but I thought it was worth a phone call to MS. In the end I may have been lucky that they allowed the activation. The guy at MS also said that we could go through the same thing if I decided to install WMC on that installation too.
    I think I'll leave things as they are and consider myself lucky to have both.
    Lol, I even told them that both installs are on a MacBook Pro Retina! He was complimentary about its speed :-)
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