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download windows 7 to my desktop.

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  • I have a copy of windows 7 on my laptop which I recently purchased. I am running windows vista on my desk top. Can I download a copy on windows 7  onto my desktop for free.

    Thank you

    Saturday, June 18, 2011 3:17 PM

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  • No, you may not download and install a copy of Windows 7 for free!

    It is totally ILLEGAL to do so!


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    Saturday, June 18, 2011 3:46 PM
  • I suppose that by "download", you mean "install".

    You may activate Windows 7 on as many PCs as you have purchased licenses for. Unless you bought the Family Pack, it's one PC.

    There is nothing that physically prevents you from installing a retail copy of Windows on as many machines as you desire. (It's what Microsoft calls casual piracy. It has been a violation of the license agreement for all versions of Windows.) The WPA (Windows Product Activation, introduced with XP) system won't allow you to activate more than one at a time. Windows 7 will only run for 30 days without activation.

     

    Saturday, June 18, 2011 5:42 PM
  • BOBKN

     

    Thanks for the reply. I did mean down load to my desk top. I do not have a CD the windows 7 was preloaded by th mfg. I do have a product key How do I download

    Thabks for the answer


    dom scaturro
    Saturday, June 18, 2011 6:12 PM
  • BOBKN

     

    Thanks for the reply. I did mean down load to my desk top. I do not have a CD the windows 7 was preloaded by th mfg. I do have a product key How do I download

    Thabks for the answer


    dom scaturro


    If you want to download Windows 7 you will have to go to  https://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/default.aspx and purchase it.

    You will have to purchase the product and then you will receive an Activation Key and a link for the download.

    You cannot use the Activation Key on your laptop to install Windows 7 on another computer.

    The are no free downloads open to the public.


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    Saturday, June 18, 2011 6:22 PM
  • On Sat, 18 Jun 2011 15:17:22 +0000, domgolf wrote:

    I have a copy of windows 7 on my laptop which I recently purchased. I am running windows vista on my desk top. Can I download a copy on windows 7  onto my desktop for free.

    No. The rule is quite clear. It's one copy (or one license) for each
    computer.
    There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's been in
    effect on every version of Windows starting at least with Windows 3.1.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Saturday, June 18, 2011 6:25 PM