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  1. Nosada

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    That would be Technet. If you have a few PC's running, and are interested in more than just a few copies of OS's, it basically pays for itself. Quite ridiculous more people haven't picked up on this, since it's great value for money if you're responsible for the MS software if your immediate family.
     
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    It pays itself with 1 OS + office lol, let alone other programs and other comps :D
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Yes, but using Technet keys in that fasion is just as illegal as using pirated keys.
     
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    I've never really looked at the rules, but is it limited to one household?

    It isn't a problem for me since I use it for my laptops/netbooks and my future desktop :D
     
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    From der MS Vebsite ....

     
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    Retail copies of Office2007 are good for 3 machines.

    Retail copies of OSes are good for one desktop and one laptop install(AFAIK).

    I thought only OEM liscences are single-use.

    can someone clarify?

    Win
     
  7. newtekie1

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    Not one household, but one person. The person that orders technet is the only person that can use the keys. The only exception is if a business buys the subscription, in which case the software can be installed on any computer owned by the business and used by any employee of the business. However, the software can't be used for production, only evaluation.

    Only Office 2007 Home and Student is good for 3 machines/users. All other versions are single user only. And HOme and Student can not legally be used for anything production related(AKA if you make money off it or it helps you make money, you can't do it).

    Retail copies of OSes are good for one machine and one machine only. I believe you are confusing this desktop/laptop rule with the older versions of Office, which allowed you to install them on one stationary machine and one mobiel device as long as both were primarily used by the same user.

    OEM licences tie the software pretty much foloow the same rules, the only difference is that it is tied to the original machine it is installed on. Retail version can be uninstalled, then installed on a different computer. OEM software can not be uninstalled then installed on another computer.
     
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    Sorry, havent controled myself. Even didnt tought about what Im telling.

    *edit*

    So home premium or profesional ? :)
     
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    Don't see any advantages of running professional yet, my vote goes to Home Premium, it has not let me down since XP days. You can't miss what you don't have.
     
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    I vote for Ultimate 64bit, since it does have some features that you could use, and there is NO disadvantages to go this way, at least for you
     
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    Well then, any tips why professional ? :) I will listen to you, cause I think I'm not going to lose something with 64Bit.
     
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    I believe W7 ultimate has the windows XP backwards compatibility while the others don't? correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    XP Mode and Remote Desktop are the main reasons I prefer it, particularly remote desktop which I can't live witout.

    A lot of people really seem to like XP Mode, but really I actually prefer VMware Player with XP installed, which works just fine on Home Premium. The only downside to doing it that way is you need a key for XP, while you don't with XP Mode.

    I also like that Profession has the "Local Users and Groups" snap-in available by default(I don't even know if it is possible to hack it into Home Premium). It is so much easier to manage user accounts with this.

    It has all the features of Home Premium, so you aren't loosing something by going with it, like you did with Vista.

    XP Mode is also available in Professional.
     
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    I see, Pro has it too... either Pro 64bit or Ultimate 64 bit then
     
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    Thank you really then, I go for 64bit professional.
     
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    Also, I fogot to mention, oddly enough end of life for Home Premium is set in Jan-2015, while end of life for Professional is set for Jan-2020. Though microsoft always changes those dates and extends them.

    Also, Group Policy Editor is extremely nice to have.
     
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    Thanks, I knew I wasn't exactly right, hence my asking for clarification.
     
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    On the TechNet subscription, if you purchase for one year and get everything you want and then next year do not subscribe are you still able to get updates and is the programs you get during that year "yours"??
     
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    Don't quote me on this, but I think that it is yours indeed... and updates you'd get them too
     
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    I glanced at the price and it wasn't bad - especially if you wanted an OP, Office, and maybe a few more items it could easily pay for itself on just one of the computers
     
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    You are supposed to stop using any programs you get from Technet when your subscription expires. They are not yours to keep.
     
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    really? they don't enforce it at all
     
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    TechNet keys have no time limits.
    The purpose of TechNet is to allow people and corps to evaluate software prior to implementing it into their productions/live networks.

    Anyone can subvert the system and use it as they want if they are willing to pay the cost of a subsciption.

    Take the high ground and help them make a better product, not just to leech off the system. It will result in better products for all of us in the the future.
     
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    That is why I said supposed.;)

    However, they could begin enforcing it at any time, and mark keys given out under expired technect subscriptions as pirated, and then updates and such won't work anymore, and no more re-activating when you reformat.
     
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