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  1. Easy Rhino

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    funny the links provided by mydigitallife.com have been taken down. one would think a large site like that which is constantly pointing to software would eventually get fined. also strange that technet subscribers who already have access to SP1 are limited to only getting it from microsoft's site.
     
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  2. qubit

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    The regular torrent links were down since I came across the site last night. The magnet links however, are still fully operational right now, but of course I can't share them, as erocker explained to all of us a little while ago.

    I still think it's ridiculous that they won't allow their ISOs to be distributed unrestricted and sites like this are forced into self censorship, or fear the iron fist of their lawyers. :rolleyes:

    It's not like it would hurt their bottom line or anything. The software would simply work in demo mode for a limited time without the keys and they can always adjust how long it works without activation. Come on Microsoft, what's the big deal?
     
  3. erocker

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    Ask them, as it has nothing to do with this club.
     
  4. qubit

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    I think I will in their forum - it's a damned good question - and I'll let you all know what answer I get back, if any.
     
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    Now a quick question here: Okay, have a Technet subscription currently that is getting close to being expired. With that said, isn't it true that if you let a subscription expire and then get a new subscription you get brand new keys? Or is this built on your subscription email? In other words, if I allow this subscription to expire, purchase a new subscription with my hotmail account, will I get the same keys that I had in my previous subscription?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Don't take this as gospel, but I think if you purchase a separate subscription using the same Hortmail account, you'll get a new set of keys. However, if you hit the subscription button in your TechNet homepage you just get the same keys. It's obvious which is the better option. ;)

    I'm not terribly sure if it works like this, so I strongly recommend that you check by calling their helpline. I've spoken to them a few times now and the customer service is excellent. The call centre is in Germany, they speak excellent English and they know what they're talking about.

    Once you have the answer, how about posting it here? :toast:
     
  7. erocker

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    Renew = new keys.

    New subscription = new keys.
     
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    I got my renewal letter from MS this week, so when I renew my subscription, are my old keys still good, and are you saying I will get ten each new keys?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes you should. It wouldn't make sense to renew otherwise. My renewal is almost up and last year when I renewed I got all new keys.
     
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    i did not know that about renewals.
     
  11. Paulieg

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    Thing is, they have restructured the whole program, and I believe in renewal you will only get 2-3 keys for everything, and enterprise software is no longer included.
     
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    I noticed that when I downgraded to the $150/yr plan from the $250/yr one. You probably still get more keys on the $250 plans.
     
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    Yeah, but I don't think any of the plans allow 10 keys anymore. Not a big deal though, kinda think 3 is plenty.
     
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    awesome Erocker, I didn't realize that one gets new keys on the renewal. That is much cheaper than purchasing a new subscription!
     
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    for the INTENDED use of one user/small business, yes it is.

    i suppose the 10 keys was too easy to exploit by selling off keys.
     
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    Does anyone got a decent place to buy a technet or MSDN with an academic discount? I'm taking some classes over the summer, and I'd love to get it while my student ID is valid. :)
     
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    Does your school school participate in an ELMS or MSDN program? I know when I was in college my school had an ELMS program that you could check out media from the library (complete with valid keys usable forever) or buy media online at a steep discount. I got XP Pro and Vista Business (full versions for both and XP was x86 AND x64) for $20-30 each. I even checked the out the media from the library first and got an extra key, then bought the disks (it didn't work if you did it the other way around).
     
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    Yeah, that's right. It's been reduced to only 5 keys. :ohwell:

    Buy it direct from www.technet.com ?
     
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    i was curious and looked it up, so heres the prices for everyone at present


    heres the differences between the plans atm:
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    USA pricing

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    australia doesnt get a cool page like that, we gotta hunt down seperate links

    technet standard:
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    pro:
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    good thing our dollar is equal to the USA one atm, or this would be an even bigger ripoff...


    not worth buying in Au, without a discount code.
     
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    Just start a new thread called something like "Win7 SP1 install problems".
     
  22. Mussels

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    we cant really move posts to other threads without merging threads, so you'll have to make the new thread on your own.
     
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    OK, thanks.

    Which would be the most appropriate section?
     
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    its about an OS, so general software
     
  25. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    My brother have become totally awesomely interested in this too, so hopefully we can go splitzies on it. Hopefully. Just one question:

    Are there localized versions of the programs? And if not, are language packs included?
     

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