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  1. DanishDevil

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    Update for everybody.

    Just got off the phone with MS, and they told me that everybody who bought their subscription between Sunday the 26th and today is not getting access to their subscriber benefits, and they are working on fixing the problem. If you are trying to activate your subscription, and you keep getting an "unrecognized subscription data" error, this is why. They have assured me that they are working on the problem, and that everybody who was affected will have their subscription dates changed to start the day they activate their subscription, rather than the day they purchased it.

    The lady on the phone promised me that I would have access by next week, which is when Windows 7 RTM will be available :)
     
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    And the race is on as to who can DL the RTM, install it, and post some screenies:D
     
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    Aww crap my sub isn't even activated yet! No fair!
     
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    Just an update for you guys in case you're wondering or are in my situation, TechNet Activation is still borked. I'm about to come unglued at them, along with another thousand or more people who have gotten a subscription within the past week.
     
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    How much does it cost in US currency?
     
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    The "TechNet Plus Direct" subscription where you would only be able to download the things you're given is $261.75 after the promo code but before the promo code, the price is $349.00.

    The "TechNet Plus Single User" subscription where you can either order the things or download them is $449.25 after the promo code but before the promo code, the price is $599.00.
    The international subscription is $524.25 after the code and before the code it is $699.00.

    I was wondering if the Technet subscription would include Windows 7 Ultimate.
    I'm going to be installing Windows 7 Ultimate onto 5 or more PCs and I was hoping this is the best way to do it.

    Also, my download speed is regularly 200kb/s to 300kb/s.
    Should I go for the Direct subscription or the Single User subscription?
     
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    Single user. Once you download the ISO, you can just generate keys. I would run it overnight instead of paying more for the discs. They will have W7 Ultimate available on August 6th.
     
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    Is there a limit on the amount of keys I can generate?

    And how long do the promo codes last?
     
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    Promo codes' expiration dates are unknown.

    I believe you get 10 keys per version, so 10 Ultimate, 10 Professional, 10 Home Premium.

    And YAY MY SUBSCRIPTION JUST ACTIVATED!
     
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    Congrats, dude!
    When did you apply for the subscription again?

    I'm just wanting to get a rough estimate of how long I'll have to wait.
     
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    Ill be your best friend for a Windows 7 key :laugh:
     
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    Let me get this straight, for the price of a 1 year subscription (€373, €280 with 25% off code) I get access to what? Windows 7 when it comes out? 10 keys for each version?

    Can I use those keys whenever I want? On multiple computers? Are they retail so I can use them forever?
     
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    Technet is so worth it. I'm holding out for a better coupon code. They've run like 40% off before....
     
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    These are the programs, and I believe you get 10 keys to each version of these (Ultimate/Enterprise/Home Premium/etc. when applicable)

    Sorry for the long post :eek:

    You get retail keys so you can use them forever. They do not expire when you cancel/don't renew your subscription.

    DISCLAIMER: This is what I believe to be true. There may be some programs that are listed that you can't get all the versions of, etc.
     
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    When you get the Technet Plus Direct subscription, do you get ANYTHING by mail?
    Or is everything activated and notified through email?
     
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    You get a TechNet membership card :) I'll post pics when I get mine.
     
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    'Looking forward to seeing it!

    One more question:
    Is there anyway I can use Paypal to subscribe? I currently don't have a credit card but I have a bank account as well as my monthly bank statement to do the order.
     
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    Now that they fixed it, you shouldn't have to wait.

    They ask for a CC. I would have used PayPal if it let me. No Paypal :(
     
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    There are two different subscription programs here, Plus Direct and Plus Single User.

    **Plus Direct**

    All Online Access

    Access to all TechNet Plus resources via the members-only TechNet Plus benefits portal for an individual user. Does not include DVD shipments.

    * Full-version evaluation software without time limits
    * Beta software releases
    * Technical Information Library
    * Professional Support Incidents
    * Managed newsgroups
    * Online concierge Chat
    * Technical training resources and Microsoft E-Learning Courses

    **Plus Single User**

    DVD Delivery

    Access to all TechNet Plus resources via online benefits portal and regular DVD shipments for a single user.

    * Full-version evaluation software without time limits
    * Beta software releases
    * Technical Information Library
    * Professional Support Incidents
    * Managed newsgroups
    * Online concierge Chat
    * Technical training resources and Microsoft E-Learning Courses


    10 keys per apps as previously stated and you can install them on multiple PCs as long as you some kind of affiliation with them. The big NO-NO is that these apps are strictly "Not for Sale" (NFS) and some of you already know or have an idea on how MS goes after and treats perpetrators that violate their EULA. But bottom line, it is worth it down to the penny;)
     
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    I will post my member ID card later when I get home.
     
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    Thanks for the clarifications bogmali! I should have my card in my mailbox. I just don't want to walk all the way down there!
     
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    RTM screenies are already "around" :p

    Oddly enough, looks just like the RC did. COINCIDENCE? :roll:
     
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    Proud owner for ....... Longer than most the kids around here have known how to install ram :)
     
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    you ever installed "sips" ram? if not then i been dealing with computers longer then u :p

    sips ram is effectivly a 32pin SIMM but with needle contact points on the bottem rather then the normal flat conntact points, real pain in the butt, made me crazy deling with systems that used that crap, 64-256k PER STICK was the norm back then, some companys soldered pins onto 30-32pin simms to allow up to 4mb per stick on those POS systems.....but then most of the systems couldnt make use of it!!!
     
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    Ohh, I have dealt with all sorts... Including the good 'ole solder it to the board because sockets didn't exist.

    Oh the days! I HAVE 32k of RAM!!!! HAHAHAHA I ownz a supaZ computerZ!
     

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