Would Microsoft even consider issuing me a new licence given the fact that I have only had this rig for less than two weeks? Sure. Microsoft shouldn't care how many HDDs I put Windows on as I obviously cannot use those HDDs on any other computer other than the one I purchased the product for. Ask ! weblink
bmartinTAJan 7, 2012, 1:35 AM Thanks for all the input guys. I do think I have already activated though. neieusJan 6, 2012, 11:18 PM CaedenV makes a great point with the 3rd option of using a virtual machine just don't use the one Microsoft provides as the options are limited. However, I do not think I will be able to install Windows on either drive because I exchanged my old MOBO for a different model. directory
So once I reformat both drives and install windows separately on each drive I will be able to use them accordingly provided that only the drive I want to use in If I want to switch I will simply connect the HDD i want to use. I wonder if I can return my copy of Windows to Microcenter and tell them whats going on and have them issue me a new copy. I guess I technically will be violating the EULA from Microsoft because they think this is a separate computer.
If you think about it, it totally makes sense. I dont even own the old board anymore. Hopefully it will pass the test and I wont have to deal with Microsoft. Dual Boot Windows 7 And Xp solved Using two hard drives in the same PC with windows 7 Home premium Same computer, two W7 on two different hard drives - Computer fan spins lot faster on second
Its not like I am trying to put the OS on two computers. How To Run Two Operating Systems On One Computer At The Same Time Other than that it is fairly straight forward. I.E. http://www.howtogeek.com/214477/how-to-dual-boot-two-or-more-versions-of-windows/ Often a phone call is needed since even the same make/model motherboard will have different serials/MAC address, etc.A retail license follows the user and can be installed on more than one
Even if you did have two installs on separate HDDs, you wouldn't necessarily need to physically unplug each drive to choose which to boot from - you can use a boot How To Install Dual Os Windows7 And Windows 10 Ask a new question Read More Configuration Windows 7 Computers Hard Drives Related Resources Using two hard drives in the same PC with windows 7 Home premium solved Can I install I will hook up one and install windows. solved Two hard drives / two copies of Windows 7 solved Planning to add two hard drives with SSD on Windows 7 Questions on Dual Booting Windows 7 on two hard
Just install Windows on the newer HDD with your new mobo. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2899088/how-to-install-two-or-more-operating-systems-on-one-pc.html bmartinTAJan 6, 2012, 11:05 PM Right. How To Install Multiple Operating Systems On One Computer WR2Jan 7, 2012, 12:13 AM bmartinTA said: Now, given that I get that to work can I then disconnect my primary HDD and plug in my second HDD, boot from disc How To Install Dual Os Windows7 And Windows 8 You can set up a default boot drive in the bios's boot order.
I do think I have already activated though. have a peek at these guys Once installed on both drives, if your motherboard has a boot time boot option (f12 on most gigabyte boards), you can just select the boot disk this way. I know I will have to reformat my current HDD that Windows is installed on. But the simple fact of the matter is that a copy of Windows is good for 1 install on 1 computer, anything beyond that goes against the EULA. How To Install Two Os In One Pc Pdf
CaedenVJan 7, 2012, 12:06 AM Yes, install it, and if it requires you to call MS then do so and explain your situation. bmartinTAJan 6, 2012, 9:21 PM I recently completed my first build within the last two weeks. Just avoid it.Now, if you insist on doing this here are some options:1) Hawkeye's suggestion of using F12 is a good one2) You can also do multiple Windows installations (on the check over here When you have multiple boot discs then you need to repurchase each software title for each partition, and you will find that you have 2x the work of updates, and sharing
One of the first 2 options would likely suit your needs better, but this is something to look into.In any case you will have to reformat the HDD you currently have Dual Boot System Option 2 is the typical dual boot which is not what the OP wants. Since your system will be brand-new, speedy, and have most of your basic programs already installed, it should only amount to around 30 or 40gbs.
Once you select a boot drive, the other drive should appear as a secondary drive. I've done a few searches and found conflicting results. The new MOBO is a gigabyte ga-z68x-ud3h-b3 while the old one was a ga-z68ap-d3.I will try the clean install and see if I have any issues. How To Dual Boot Windows 10 When you have multiple boot discs then you need to repurchase each software title for each partition, and you will find that you have 2x the work of updates, and sharing
Subscribe ▲ Learn more about PCWorld's Digital Editions 🔎 Home News Reviews How-To Video Business Laptops Tablets Phones Hardware Security Software Security Games I am not interested in running multiple instances of windows at the same time. Will the same product key work or does that only apply to activation? http://advancedcomputech.com/how-to/new-system-and-new-to-vista-have-a-few-questions-about-my-system-and-os.html I might have activated it, but I am not sure.
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