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    I own a copy of Windows 7, how many home PCs can I install my paid version of Windows 7?
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    Greetings

    It will depend on the content of the End User License Agreement (EULA) supplied with your version. This varies from one version to another. For example, the "Home and Student Edition" allows more installations than the "Home Edition", etc.

    I am unfortunately not sitting at a PC loaded with Windows 7 at present, so I can't give you "click by click" advice to find your EULA, but you might try "help and support" and type in EULA in the search pane. It should direct you to a text file on your PC (EULA.txt) that contains the applicable "rules" , or you might search directly for EULA.txt using the "search" function.

    If you have not yet installed Windows 7 for the first time, you will be given the opportunity to read and accept the EULA as part of the first installation steps. READ IT!! (You will be amazed how many do not!)
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    Alan, if you own a license to a retail copy of Windows 7, you are entitled to install it on just one PC at a time. If you want to install it on a second PC, it must be removed from the first PC.

    Most MS Office Home and Student Editions include licensing to install on up to three PCs in your home.
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    This site from MS shows Office installation rules in great detail. With Win 7, the retail version comes with 2 DVDes, a 32 Bit and a 64 Bit disk. You can only activate either/or on one PC. You are not allowed to install, then activate both versions. (Note: There has been a discussion recently about installing both 32 Bit and 64 Bit on a PC at the same time. It can be done, but only one can be activated.)
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    Thanks for your help.
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