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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    1 year. keys last forever.

    you can download 9 billion copies, i suggest one ISO per version and save it :p

    as for keys, you get 10 keys for each version - home premium, pro, ultimate, etc

    you cant sell them, so you cant use them for customers. they're meant for use personally, or within your own small business.
     
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    Potential customers: None. They are for YOUR use only, and you can NOT sell them, or give them away.

    All OSes downloaded are valid for life. You get 10 copies for YOURSELF, and nobody else.

    Edit: Next page reply fhail.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    It's funny about the number of copies. My Technet sub has expired now and someone told me that before it expired, I could Microsoft and get additional keys for nothing.

    When I called Microsoft customer services, they asked me why would I want more keys, as each one can be installed on 10 machines! I swear I'm not making this up.

    In support of what he said, I had already tried using the same key for Windows 7 Ultimate on several computers and it just activated over the internet without batting an eyelid. I'm guessing then, that after 10 internet activations, it would start rejecting further ones and require a phone activation?

    Finally, I must say the customer support I've had from Microsoft's German support centre on the few occasions I've had to call about the sub has been excellent. Very short waiting times to answer and no long telephone menus. Nice. :toast:

    And I'll +1 DanishDevil that one is not allowed to sell or give away copies of the software or the keys. Personal use only, in a test environment.
     
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    Whaaaaaa?
     
  5. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Assuming that was directed at me - try it! :)

    I'd be interested if when you call them, they say the same thing.

    Try activating the same key on two computers and you'll see it works without a hitch.
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Some sad news for future Technet subscribers!

    Paul Lilly over at Maximum PC reported today that Microsoft has cut the subscription keys for all the products from 10 down to 5! This is for the Technet Pro subscriptions, however the Technet standard dropped the keys down to two:banghead:

    Read the whole article here.
     
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    Yeah, when I got my sign-up it was set at 2... Thought I could get my house computers on Ultimate.. guess It'll have to be updated next year.
     
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    Story @ MaximumPC: "Shh, Microsoft withholds TechNet Product Keys on the Down Low"

    Seems they have changed TechNet some...
    Standard sub gets 2 keys(can be used on up to 10 computers, so 2 keys * 10 = 20 computers)
    Professional sub gets 5 keys( so, 5*10=50)

    And, there are a couple of other changes.
    [​IMG]

    Have you noticed the price changes and what the available software downloads are.
    I never used the free help from MS, but some of the stuff that was available, now, has to be purchased on the higher priced professional tier.

    :ohwell:

    Edit:

    For full product titles included in each subscription please download the comparison sheet.
     
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    Lamesauce. I guess they decided to cut back once they realized that the enthusiast community got a hold of it.

    Not to mention that they called my cell about 3 times a day for 2 weeks straight when my subscription expired, and most of the time when I would pick up it would just be music, then I would be hung up on. I finally got a hold of somebody and chewed him out. No calls since.
     
  10. stinger608

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    You don't have your subscription anymore Danish?
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I'm seriously thinking about getting one of these. Then I can play around with Server 2008 and Exchange as well. if one license can be used for 10 computers it's still a good deal. Hmm. Thinking thinking.

    And the stuff that's not included in Standard makes no difference to me.
     
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    For a server OS, it's even better: you are not limited to 10 installs! You get one key and can install it as many times as you like. It's called a Multiple Activation Key (MAK).
     
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    So I'm getting a subscription but need a promo code or coupon... all of them in the OP are invalid and the codes in the linked website are invalid. HELP
     
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    I found mine with some google searches
     
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    couldn't find any with google thought someone would know a good one?
     
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    Nope. You might want to call them.
     
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    yea kinda need it right away but thanks!
     
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    It says ground shipping and I jst need a key right? Plus that one says for 2010

    Sorry for being "picky" but i jst need a coupon code for the technet site. I prefer buying it from Microsoft directly
     
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    Try this one Gary:rockout:

    It was working as of 01/28/2011 according to what I have found out man.

    TNITQ413
     
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    Thanks man but not working... I've tried google and bing and about 100 codes now
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    yep I just tried it too see, and your right!!! damn I will be looking to get a sub in about 2 or 3 weeks!

    we need codes guys!!!
     
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    I needs the code help please!!!
     

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