from my interpretation, he has two (probably OEM) licenses of Vista Home Premium and bought a single copy of the Ultimate upgrade license and wants to install the one license on both copies of Home Premium.
Thinking same thing.... he wants to install 1 licence of Ultimate Upgrade on to the two pre-installed Home Premium versions. I'm pretty sure that's against EULA and IS illegal, LoA.
What's your source for this information?All Microsoft activation keys will activate 1 machine 5 times or 5 machines once before you have to call MS. It is not illegal and not against the EULA.
It's true for the Action Pack subscription (as well as MSDN and TechNet), but I think there was some miscommunication regarding the retail licensing terms. Verify this with them again. It's always been a per-machine licensing model for retail copies of Windows, as far as I'm aware.Microsoft Partner licensing is my source. This is what we have been told at work when recieving action pack and retail software from Microsoft.
https://partner.microsoft.com/global/program/managemembership/actionpack/mapsfaqHow do the product keys work with my Action Pack Subscription?
The Microsoft Action Pack Subscription provides you with 10 licenses for all desktop software, along with one license and 10 client access licenses (CALs) for all server software shipped with your one-year subscription.
The full-version desktop software in the Action Pack Subscription provides 10 licenses for each title. The desktop product keys can be found on individual cards inside your kit or on the back of the software's CD sleeve. Depending on your region, you could have one product key label (good for 10 activations) or 10 labels (good for one activation each).
All Microsoft activation keys will activate 1 machine 5 times or 5 machines once before you have to call MS. It is not illegal and not against the EULA.
If it was I would have left the thread locked