[SOLVED] OEM Windows 10, Multiple Installs

TimH77

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I previously read on here about a version of OEM Windows that allows multiple installs, but I can't recall or find it again.

I recently built myself a new PC and I just decided to put one together for my nephew. I'm looking for this version of Windows because soon I'll be building another system (or two or three).
 

USAFRet

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I'm not trying to steal anything and I don't know why you'd jump to that conclusion, it was mentioned and I'm simply asking. I was thinking there was an option similar to the previously offered Windows 7 Family Pack...which allowed installs on 3PCs.
With Win 7, there was a Family Pack. 3 individual licenses, for somewhat cheaper than buying them individually.

That does not exist with Win 10.
 
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Hi there,

As far as I know, there are no OEM versions of windows that allow multiple installs. There may be a retail key out there that allows multiple installs, but it would be expensive. Your best bet is to shop reputable sellers on Ebay for system builder keys, as long as you don't mind losing direct support from Microsoft. These system builder/OEM keys can be purchased for as cheap as $4.50 sometimes.

Other than that, the best you could hope for is trying to transfer an old Windows key to a new PC, but that's usually not an option, especially if its an OEM key. Let me know if you have any other questions. Hope this helps :)
 

TimH77

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best if you just buy a copy for each instead of trying to steal operating systems. I doubt you can afford volume licensing, or even a yearly license of MSDN Professional which cost $539 per yr. (with that you get retail keys that allow it, however, those are supposed to be TEST systems used for testing purposes, not someones OS)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/windows10?SilentAuth=1&wa=wsignin1.0&activetab=windows10-pivot:primaryr3
I'm not trying to steal anything and I don't know why you'd jump to that conclusion, it was mentioned and I'm simply asking. I was thinking there was an option similar to the previously offered Windows 7 Family Pack...which allowed installs on 3PCs.
 
Windows 10 will happily run without a licence completely legal. There are minimal restrictions, the main one being a fixed wallpaper with a small watermark, just Google it. I'd much rather this than buying some dodgy cheap keys.
 

bignastyid

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There is no version of 10 available to the normal consumer that supports multiple installs with the same key. That requires volume licensing, which is mainly used for the Enterprise and Education versions of 10.
 

USAFRet

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I'm not trying to steal anything and I don't know why you'd jump to that conclusion, it was mentioned and I'm simply asking. I was thinking there was an option similar to the previously offered Windows 7 Family Pack...which allowed installs on 3PCs.
With Win 7, there was a Family Pack. 3 individual licenses, for somewhat cheaper than buying them individually.

That does not exist with Win 10.
 

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