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    Unclear rules for Win7-DVD-version. Volume-DVD-Which version do i need?

    Received a key for Win7-64-installation. inkl free DVD. It was only after installation and much later when i Microsoft found out the key-version cannot be certificated(Echtheitszertifikat).
    But an EU-rule told the opposite.
    the first time on my SSD i received a replacement-key and everything seems ok.
    Since i made a system-copy on a HDD with the old key-MS now also mentioned i cannot use this key. Seller told its tested and dont know what to do. first time MS explained personally what the "facts" are.
    Had a hardware-defect(defective soldering-point(s) and had to cold-shut-down Win7. no screen visible.
    First Win7-installation made on HDD, originally meant for data only. have only found out later that SSD can only boot from slow-slot. But it can be recognized with hotplugging after system already had booted.
    Which win7-64 version do i need if a want to make multiple copy on the same PC? Have Ultimate -version now.
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    Have now two retail-keys. PID-tool said (one is checked) its a valid key.
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...d_checker.html

    1. can i now exchange the nonvalid-key?
    2. can i use it to make more installations on my pc? onl HDD/SSD will be changed. How when videocard had to be changed?
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    Microsoft PID checker telling all keys(4) are valid. also the only one which MS has blocked...
    they are all retail.
    can i use them to install multiple HDDs/SSDs with only one key on the same PC?
    BTW: since authenfication is not yet confirmed desktop turned black.
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    Maybe only cloning is working? thats why i asked elsewhere how to synch favourites. solution(FF-addon) found.

    https://www.tenforums.com/installati...-computer.html
    remember: MS told its a volume version. and MS PID checker tells they are all retail versions. dont know the difference. or is it the same?
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    I have the command how to exchange the key.
    is it better to use the key-removal command?
    thank you very much.
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    SOLVED

    Solved with a valuable Key. Have now two different keys on a system of two Platters(SSD and HDD) which should have identical ones. Now i must save both systems independantly. maybe thats the best way.
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    I am glad you got this solved. I am not sure if any different rules apply in the EU but here things can get complicated. Each MS key has a limited number of times it can be activated. This is why the super low cost keys are a bad idea. You should always be sure to buy from a proper retail channel.

    OEM systems (HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc...) have a license stored in their BIOS. This will activate Windows on the system when using the branded (Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc..) Windows DVD.

    System Builder keys can be purchased at a retail site but must stay with the same computer they were last activated on. You cannot move these between systems and a change like a motherboard and processor upgrade will invalidate the key. A repair does not invalidate the key because you use the same hardware.

    It seems that retail keys can be reactivated after 6 months to one year. This allows you to upgrade your system and still retain your retail key. If you build a system and a component fails right away MS will allow you to activate over the phone after explaining what happened to the new system.

    Business keys - called Volume license - come in two formats. The first is Multi-Activation Key or MAK. There is a limited number of activation (say 50) and once that limit is hit the key is invalid. The other activation is a Key Management Server or KMS. With KMS I buy a server code form Microsoft and set up a special server. That allows me to activate Windows and Office - all activations are local preventing the issues you were seeing in my business environment.
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    good you have cleared that. seller didnt respond anymore.....
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