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  1. Easy Rhino

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    bah.
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    how long dose it usually take to get the "Benefit Access Number (subscriber ID)"
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    Do you really think Microsoft would allow you to do all of this? They would lose tons of money. They're not stupid enough to let people exploit Tech Net.

    It's on your receipt of payment dude.
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    of course i dont think they would let me. but how would they find out?
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    IP addresses. If all your friends live close and you're on the same ISP you could probably pull it off. It's still against the EULA, though.
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    i dont think ip addresses and distance would be enough, what would happen if you owned pc's a 2 or 3, locations say 2 or 3 small business's that you got the keys for?


    even so it still dosnt make it ok to sell off the codes or all pitch in to get a code kind of thing..
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    They wont check by that method. for all they know he has dynamic IP addresses, and takes his laptop to work, home, and internet cafes.


    More or less MS has no way to know if you sell the keys: but if they DO catch you (someone reports you, all your keys get activated 200x) - then you're likely to get 500 microsoft lawyers kick you in the balls, and sue you for scuffing their shoes.


    One thing to remember here, is that a technet subscription (especially after the discounts) costs less than a single retail copy of 7 ultimate - even if you only want the one OS (or two, for a laptop) - you come out ahead.
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    That is so true Mussels! If one has more than a single computer at home, then the Technet subscription is cheaper than purchasing 2 copies of Windows 7 Professional:rockout:
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    I would never do this ;)
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    james... we uhh, DO have microsoft reps hanging around the forum....
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    For us in Blighty, it's actually more (£241 TechNet inc 15% off v £190 Win7 Ultimate) but I still got it, because you get all those other products thrown in. For example, one of the server operating systems is £400-£500, so it becomes terrifically good value at that point. (And I want to play with servers and AD etc ;) )

    On top of that you get 10 keys for each operating system!

    And finally, I'm running 7 RTM right now. :)
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    well, rampage (my brother) just used a 30% code yesterday, and he pasted it here in his post - so it comes a lot closer ;)
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    30%? Wow! Can you put the code here - I just want to see if it works with the UK site and see if I can have a cry at what might have been. :cry: :laugh:
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    it only works for australia. :)
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    well i obviously wouln't sell the keys, as a professional courtesy, i am just curious of how they would know. also, if i did split the keys it would be with family so it wouldnt matter in the end.
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    :( bummer, i thought it was a global discount. I googled and it was the first hit, i never searched for aussie codes in particular.




    Siiiigh. scroll up. post 107.
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    i know i already read that post. i was simply replying rhetorically.
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    that just confuses me. lets stick with a question-answer approach, to prevent my mind melting and destroying the southern hemisphere.
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    Well, the official UK code (TNWIN71) on their website hasn't worked all week. When I called their freephone number, they said a lot of people had reported this.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/ms788692.aspx

    Why do I have the feeling it's by design...

    Thanks for pointing me to Rampage's post: naturally, that key didn't work either. <sigh>
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    just google for "technet plus discount" and try all that you find.
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    wow just found out about technet i want it sooooooo bbbaaadddlllyy im trying to convince my mom that i need it b/c i do i need office and w7 for school and i can put it on are business comps at are home

    EDIT: just found this 25% code
    EDIT2: another 25% TMSAM10 You can find codes here atCodes
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  23. Easy Rhino

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    i think all those codes are on the front page.
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    Yes, they are. It's amazing how many people don't read post #1 these days :shadedshu
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