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    I have two PC's. Can I install Windows 10 on more than one PC, as along as I do not use both PCs at the same time? In other words, one of the two PCs will be powered off completely. Thank you. Mark in Bellevue WA.
    07-13-2016 12:55 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Many people have Windows 10 on multiple devices. Yes you can install W10 on every qualified computer you own.

    About Pro Edition... See the upgrade path to determine what Edition each machine will upgrade to.

    From: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=K_slXxJl
    windows-10-upgrade-path.png

    This is the upgrade path for the free upgrade offer which is expiring July 29th, 2016. If your free upgrade would deliver Windows 10 Home instead and you want Pro... You would have to purchase Pro as a disk or as an in place upgrade after install of the free upgrade. Purchase would give you a license for one device. Purchase as many licenses as you need (from 0 - 2).


    About turning one computer off to use another... Not sure what you are after here. Is it worrying about having two computers on the same Microsoft Account?

    You can have 2 computers on the same Microsoft Account. You can even sync settings between them or turn sync off for devices on the same account.

    More details about what you are trying to accomplish, or what you wish to avoid would be helpful in getting a more detailed answer.

    If your desire is to make one Pro purchase and split the license between two devices that won't happen. Your license will be specific to one unique set of hardware that makes up the device and even if every component were the same it still won't "spoof" the system into thinking they both are just one computer.


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  3. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I have two PC's. Can I install Windows 10 on more than one PC, as along as I do not use both PCs at the same time? In other words, one of the two PCs will be powered off completely. Thank you. Mark in Bellevue WA.
    you could but when it will ask for activation to run, what will you do? You can't run 2 pcs with one license. If you have 2 licenses or both pcs are already licensed and you're upgrading, then it will work

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    07-13-2016 01:07 AM
  4. Azensun's Avatar
    What O.S. is on each PC? If you have Windows 7 or 8, you can install Win 10 on both machines, as they were upgraded free by MS (and remain so until 7/29). If you went to a store and purchased Win 10 on a CD, I think your license is only good for one PC at a time, and the install will fail if you try to use the same key twice. The information can be confirmed on the documentation that came with the Win 10 version you purchased.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-13-2016 01:15 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Many people have Windows 10 on multiple devices. Yes you can install W10 on every qualified computer you own.

    About Pro Edition... See the upgrade path to determine what Edition each machine will upgrade to.

    From: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=K_slXxJl
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    This is the upgrade path for the free upgrade offer which is expiring July 29th, 2016. If your free upgrade would deliver Windows 10 Home instead and you want Pro... You would have to purchase Pro as a disk or as an in place upgrade after install of the free upgrade. Purchase would give you a license for one device. Purchase as many licenses as you need (from 0 - 2).


    About turning one computer off to use another... Not sure what you are after here. Is it worrying about having two computers on the same Microsoft Account?

    You can have 2 computers on the same Microsoft Account. You can even sync settings between them or turn sync off for devices on the same account.

    More details about what you are trying to accomplish, or what you wish to avoid would be helpful in getting a more detailed answer.

    If your desire is to make one Pro purchase and split the license between two devices that won't happen. Your license will be specific to one unique set of hardware that makes up the device and even if every component were the same it still won't "spoof" the system into thinking they both are just one computer.


    If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
    07-13-2016 05:08 PM

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