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Dual boot - 2 x SSDs both W8 - 1 x Video / 1 x Music (DAW)

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    Decided not to comment.

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  2. #12


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Doing something and getting away with it doesn't make it right.

    That's all I have to say.
    Hi there


    Its 100% LEGAL -- you can install windows AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE on an individual machine. The user isn't running Windows on multiple machines.

    Your logic would say that changing a HDD on a system means you have to have a NEW copy of Windows --which is absolute BS.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #13


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    Again, read the EULA, that is all I can say.
    Changing a Hard drive is totally different.
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  4. #14


    Can't understand all that legalese mumbo-jumbo in EULA but does it say one physical machine or one instance of windows itself. ? Or is it one or more BIOS codes.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Again, read the EULA, that is all I can say.
    Changing a Hard drive is totally different.
    Hi there.

    I'm not going to let this go as it's important.

    Installing Windows to SSD 1 and SSD 2 IS a change of HDD -- the two disks are different even if the geometry of the HDD's is the same.

    There's totally NO difference to opening your machine and swapping the HDD's each time you want to use a different HDD. The fact that you can "Swap" the HDD's without physically having to OPEN the computer makes no difference. There are NOT two instances of Windows running concurrently.


    A program / application is deemed as having been installed if it runs in the booted up session. You can't run the second copy of windows without re-booting the machine. You can't run Windows from SSD 2 while SSD1 is running the OS. It's just like copying Windows to a new HDD -- perfectly allowable and then fitting / booting that HDD.

    If this was illegal then everybody changing HDD's would be running illegal versions of windows --which is OBVIOUSLY total B/S.

    Any COURT on the planet would entirely agree with me here.

    (Virtual Machines are another issue entirely).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    So, OEM windows are tied to BIOS, right. ? You can install afresh as many times as you want as long as it is on the same BIOS, right ?
    So in this case you are repeating installation twice, to the same machine, you can use each installation only one at the time, right.?
    Now, what about non OEM windows, what is their installation tied to ?
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Again, read the EULA, that is all I can say.
    Changing a Hard drive is totally different.
    Hi there.

    I'm not going to let this go as it's important.

    Installing Windows to SSD 1 and SSD 2 IS a change of HDD -- the two disks are different even if the geometry of the HDD's is the same.

    There's totally NO difference to opening your machine and swapping the HDD's each time you want to use a different HDD. The fact that you can "Swap" the HDD's without physically having to OPEN the computer makes no difference. There are NOT two instances of Windows running concurrently.


    A program / application is deemed as having been installed if it runs in the booted up session. You can't run the second copy of windows without re-booting the machine. You can't run Windows from SSD 2 while SSD1 is running the OS. It's just like copying Windows to a new HDD -- perfectly allowable and then fitting / booting that HDD.

    If this was illegal then everybody changing HDD's would be running illegal versions of windows --which is OBVIOUSLY total B/S.

    Any COURT on the planet would entirely agree with me here.

    (Virtual Machines are another issue entirely).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    If both hard drives are installed in the same machine at the same time, and both have Windows installed, they must have two licenses. You may disagree but that is the EULA.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Again, read the EULA, that is all I can say.
    Changing a Hard drive is totally different.
    Hi there.

    I'm not going to let this go as it's important.

    Installing Windows to SSD 1 and SSD 2 IS a change of HDD -- the two disks are different even if the geometry of the HDD's is the same.

    There's totally NO difference to opening your machine and swapping the HDD's each time you want to use a different HDD. The fact that you can "Swap" the HDD's without physically having to OPEN the computer makes no difference. There are NOT two instances of Windows running concurrently.


    A program / application is deemed as having been installed if it runs in the booted up session. You can't run the second copy of windows without re-booting the machine. You can't run Windows from SSD 2 while SSD1 is running the OS. It's just like copying Windows to a new HDD -- perfectly allowable and then fitting / booting that HDD.

    If this was illegal then everybody changing HDD's would be running illegal versions of windows --which is OBVIOUSLY total B/S.

    Any COURT on the planet would entirely agree with me here.

    (Virtual Machines are another issue entirely).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    If both hard drives are installed in the same machine at the same time, and both have Windows installed, they must have two licenses. You may disagree but that is the EULA.
    Some quotation of that part of EULA i needed now I think. (and maybe an attorney in corporate law ).
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