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Old September 15, 2018, 07:55 AM
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Post How many computers can use the same W10 Key?

Hey guys, I'm in the midst of building a couple computers for friends and family. And all the computers clearly need an OS. I have my own W10 key that I purchased. Am I able to load it onto multiple computers? Will it stop working? I read one forum saying you can put it on thousands of computers but may stop working at some point.

If anyone has ANY knowledge on this please let me know! Thank you!
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Old September 15, 2018, 08:23 AM
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Old September 15, 2018, 08:31 AM
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Windows licences are typically one computer per licence. You can buy "Global Keys" through various websites. They seem to work, but many people think they are more a grey market thing. You can always download the Windows 10 installer and make a USB boot disk, when asked you can leave out the licence and add it later. You can run like that for a short time, 30 days I think.
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