Windows activation same product key on two cptrs

  anniesboy68 14:09 PM 25 Jul 13

I have just loaded windows 7 64 bit [replacing 32bit] on to my laptop and low and behold the product key is the same as on my PC which is 64bit. How can that happen?? I thought each computer had is own key. Any answers would be appreciated. AB68

  Woolwell 14:54 PM 25 Jul 13

The product key (licence) belongs to the software. Have you loaded the same W7 disc twice?

  rdave13 15:10 PM 25 Jul 13

You should have used the key printed on the label, usually underneath the laptop, during installation. change product key 7. You will the have to activate via the telephone. Just follow instructions.

  Woolwell 15:13 PM 25 Jul 13

OEM version is linked to one machine and as far as I am aware W7 retail is for one pc only. See Answers Microsoft. Sorry Jock1e but you are getting mixed up between office, security suites and the OS.

  northumbria61 15:24 PM 25 Jul 13

W7 retail is for one pc only - I agree Woolwell

  anniesboy68 15:43 PM 25 Jul 13

I should have added that its been activated

  Chronos the 2nd 15:58 PM 25 Jul 13

If it is activated then what exactly is your problem?

  anniesboy68 16:02 PM 25 Jul 13

Again I should also add that the box purchased some while ago from PC World contains the two disks 32 and 64 bit with only the one product number for both. As stated its been activated but my problem is I am going to sell the laptop and I do not wish to upset Microsoft. The two disks will go with the computer as I have another two disks should my PC fail.

  lotvic 16:04 PM 25 Jul 13

You have told us nothing about the W7 install dvds. Maybe you got Windows 7 Family Pack that allows you to upgrade/install on up to three PCs click here

  lotvic 16:08 PM 25 Jul 13

Can I suggest you have a look at the EULA.

Still puzzled, why did you enter the product key that belongs to your pc? Perhaps you'd better have a look at your pc's EULA as well.

  rdave13 16:15 PM 25 Jul 13

You've used a retail disc to to change the laptop from 32-bit to 64-bit. Fine but you should have used the key on the laptop not the one in the box. Now you will have to change the key on the laptop because one of two things will happen later on. Your desktop monitor will go dark and unusable with a warning that your copy of Windows is not genuine or it will happen to the laptop.


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