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Stiofan

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TI was advised to purchase the Developer disk for my install so i could install on all 3 of my home pc's.
However, the Disk only has one product key. The 2 others Pc's will not activate saying the product key is in use by another PC??/

Please advise?:huh:
 

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theog

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There is NO Windows 8 Developer x64 DVD.
 

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znod

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TI was advised to purchase the Developer disk for my install so i could install on all 3 of my home pc's.
However, the Disk only has one product key. The 2 others Pc's will not activate saying the product key is in use by another PC??/

Please advise?:huh:
Maybe you were advised to use system builder software. I'm not too familiar with licenses for use on multiple computers, but this excerpt (from here) seems to imply that system builder can be used on up to 5 computers with proper licensing:

"System Builder product may not be used:
  • As an upgrade license for an existing underlying Windows operating system.
  • To legalize a non-genuine Windows operating system.
  • To license more than five copies of the software (in total) for commercial use."

I leave it to you to take it from here. I assume, however, that you are not a commercial user--from what you say about home PC's.
 
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Stiofan

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Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64 Bit is the disc that I purchased.
 

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Stiofan

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I was told I could use it on up to 5 pc's. However i have only 3.
 

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Stiofan

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I build my own computers
 

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    windows 8
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    Amd radeon 5900
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znod

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  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
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    Cooler Master 932 HAF
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    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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Stiofan

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Yeah I use Newegg and Tiger Direct both are very good suppliers.
 

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    Amd radeon 5900
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pparks1

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I was told I could use it on up to 5 pc's. However i have only 3.

You are allowed up to 5 installs, when you buy 5 separate keys in a commercial environment with that software. You aren't allowed to install it onto 5 computers with a single key. I think you were not well informed when you purchased the software.
 

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    Windows 7
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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
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    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
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    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
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    23" Acer x233H
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Stiofan

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I am painfully aware of that now. Thank You for the answer.
 

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    windows 8
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    Amd
    Motherboard
    Amd
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    8mg
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    Amd radeon 5900
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    USA
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    us ohio

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