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Default Maximum physical CPUs supported ? - 10-25-2009, 11:08 PM

Maximum physical CPUs supported ?

Does this mean that Windows 7 Professional
and above can be added to two different
computers in the home? OR does it mean
you can ONLY run that copy on (1) system
at a time? (two times total in its life of that license?)
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Default 10-25-2009, 11:38 PM

Just to be clear, when they say CPU, they're referring to the "brain" chip inside the computer, not the box.

Some high end computers (workstations and servers) have multiple CPUs on a single motherboard, but no normal computer does. So, the physical CPU limit isn't meaningful for regular people.


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Default 10-25-2009, 11:46 PM

Thanks, And Once again another Question.

If I get Windows 7 and want to boot it from
a 4 gig memory stick. that means all the info is on the stick?

And does not mess with my new drive with XP on it?

The entire program (windows 7) will run off the memory stick when booted?

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Default 10-26-2009, 12:01 AM

In general, it's possible to boot off a USB drive without modifying the data on the onboard drive in any way. But I don't know if Windows 7 will be happy running off a USB drive. I know the Windows 7 installer can be on a flash drive, but I don't know about the OS itself.


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Default 10-26-2009, 12:05 AM

Windows generally doesn't like being run from removable devices, with the exception of the "PE" environment for specialty products.


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Default 10-26-2009, 12:06 AM

Thank You !!! .. the reason I ask is that I notice
below, the experts have on there tags that there running
multiple operating systems on there laptops. Is it a
a partition thing ? I have been trying to learn more
about this flash drive stuff as time goes on.
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Default 10-26-2009, 12:17 AM

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...the reason I ask is that I notice below, the experts have on there tags that there running multiple operating systems on there laptops. Is it a a partition thing ?
Yes, it's a partition thing. BTW, no need to hit enter at the end of every line in text entry box. Just keep typing, the forum software will handle line wraps.
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Default 10-26-2009, 10:19 AM

Thanks all for your help, yeah, I know my typing thing and return key is an old story I will try and get better with that, I have been searching for things but maybe not putting them it in right. I promise I will get better, you guys are terrific on your help in the Beginners Questions !! My new system should be here on Thursday and I was thinking after playing with it a bit, then add a new drive to experiment with windows 7 and leaving the original drive like it is. then add a 2 gig stick at the same time with the new drive :-) , seems like a lot of fun *lol* ! I will have about 15 days off in Dec. from my work to play and wreak things! Looks like that drive on Amazon will be a perfect addition.
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Cool 10-26-2009, 10:43 AM

Windows 7 will not run from a USB, it can be installed from one, but not run from it...you must partition your drive to run it, your machine might even just come with it already..


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