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Clone Whole Hard Drive With Win 7 To Use On Other Computer


If i clone a whole hard drive that has windows 7 on it, can i then install that cloned hard drive into another computer and then have two machines running 7 without purchasing another key? The only thing i could think that would happen is that one machine wouldn't be able to update.

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