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Install and download on seperate PC

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    Install and download on seperate PC

    has anybody tried downloading and burning the ISO then installing and activating on a different computer than it was originally downloaded on ?. i have 3 PC's but i only intend to install on 2, would i need to download an ISO on each PC i intended to install on using the same burned ISO to match each PC ie. download the ISO on PC a then burn the SAME ISO and install on the SAME PC and repeat for each PC. would i have any problems installing and activating.for convienence i originally downloaded the ISO on a single PC, but i have read that it will install ok but have problems activating.


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    If you have 2 PC's that are 32bit, one ISO 32bit need.
    If you have 2 PC's that are 64bit, one ISO 64bit need.
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    thanks for the reply but i was aware that i cant change from 32 to 64 bits. both systems are on 64bit windows7, i used the updrade assistant to buy and generate the ISO's and wasnt offered the option to choose 32 or 64 bit so i assume that i have 64bit ISO's
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    The download isn't specific for the PC on which it was downloaded. You can run the upgrade on any PC that is compatible.

    You'll need a unique license key for each PC you want to activate Win8 on, of course.

    Incidentally: you can use an upgrade license to install a 64 bit version of Win8 on a machine with a 32 bit qualifying OS (XP, Vista, 7). You'd have to boot from the installation medium (DVD or USB key drive), and you'd need to do a clean install (no upgrade-in-place).
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    You'll need a license/product code for each PC. You can't use the one code on more than one PC, just in case you didn't know.
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    does anybody know which is downloaded by default after running upgrade assistant on win7 x64, will it download 32 or 64bit OS ?. i wasnt offered a choice and i havent checked.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    As you are download from x64, the upgrade assistant will download x64.

    If you need to, you can redownloadi from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    Than make the ISO, & burn to DVD.
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Install and download on seperate PC
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