Could you explain this? I don't understand what you are explaining.... maybe not even the assumptions you are making. Can you explain it with more words and also explain the befits of it?
Sure can. I am making a number of assumptions. You always get rid of your oldest PC first and re-circulate the PC's so you always have the newest one. The oldest PC wont run W7 very well, but you will install it anyway, to get the end user ready for their next PC which runs it much better. You can fill in the details yourself.
You have 3x licences, A, B and C, you also have 4 PC's, 1, 2, and 3 that you currently own, 1 is going to be replaced by 4 in 6-months time, so you only actually have 3 PC's in use at any one time. A, B and C are just codes, but the PC's get newer as the number goes up, so 1 is the oldest and will be replaced by 4 which will be the new PC.
This means that you can install A on 1 right now, and install B on 2, and C on 3 whenever you like, the idea being that if you are going to stop using 1 when you replace it with 4, enough time would have passed between activations to not cause a problem, but it also gives you enough time to mess around with that machine changing settings and so on, that by the time you install it on the other PC's you will get them right first time and not have to re-install those PC's as they will be around for a long time still.
Lastly, it means that you can mess around with imaging. If you create a W7 image that is not activated and does not have a serial code, but has been tweaked to your liking and using your settings, even with apps and utilities insatlled but NO drivers, the image has a much better chance of working on another machine, although some machines are far better for this task than others, and make sure that they all either have AHCI turned on or off as this usually causes an instant blue-screen that stops the image from working until you turn AHCI on/off in the BIOS and then re-image the drive.
This means that you can mess around a lot, activate and use W7 for months in the good knowlege that when your next machine turns up you can either install it from an image, then activate it and install drivers, or simply install it from scratch knowing that your activation should go through, and if asked by MS you can give them the date it was activated and just tell them that the HDD died - never tell them anything else, as they can waste your time by asking stupid questions.
Also the family pack installs can be done as 64 bit or 32 bit or a combination them... can't they?
Good question, I dont know. I simply assumed that they would all be the same version, down to the bittage.