Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by DanishDevil, Jul 27, 2009.
thanks, but nothing for existing subscribers. oh well.
Then let it expire and get a new one!
I got my TechNet subscription the week Windows7 went to RTM
My subscription is expiring at the end of next month. I think I'm just gonna let it expire, then get another one once some new stuff comes out. With W7 and Office 2010, I'm set for a while.
i've got access to works one now.
pity that for some reason they have no VLK keys, not even for office
Just got me technet subscription. I was amazed when I first heared of it. My cousin does all kinds of shady things and somehow got hold of a subscription (read, stolen) and was like hey I got this subscription, you want free windows 7? I read up on it and was simply amazed at what a deal it is. I've been using windows xp that I've had for years on my desktop and only upgraded when I bought a pre-built (my laptop had vista) so its awesome to be able to convert everything I have to newer OS's. Plus I got home server to try out on my server, AND VM to test it all out on, as well as testing out all kinds of linux distros that I was too lazy to build a machine to test on. Not to mention the latest MS office (though I mostly use openoffice) I love it!
How long does it take for the subscription to take effect? I ordered one this morning and I'm in the "approval" window now..
Thanks in advanced on whatever you guys say.
i can't remember how long mine took but not very long, i think with in 2days.
side note my sub's going to run out very soon and i have some older xp machines should I up date them to w7? if i sould which one? home. pro, ult. or just install XP pro? 32bit or 64bit?
ones a dell laptop Intel M i think 1.6ghz 1 core, 512mb of ddr ram, and a 80gb 5400rpm hd
the dell desktop is a Intel pentium 4? 2.5ghz, 80gb hd, maybe 512mb or 1gb ddr
Choose whichever version you think you need:
hey thanks! im trying out the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor right now on the desktop i havent used it in months but hey might as well upgrade
LOL it still runs just fine for web
Mine was activated instantly. No approval needed, just enter the code they send you.
As for upgrading, yea put whatever you think you need, but that brings up another question. I read in the FAQs that you have to activate all keys before the sub runs out. It's obviously almost a year till mine runs out, but what about when it does? Will writing down all of the keys I want suffice? Or do i need to install them and activate the OSs/programs? I don't plan on renewing the subscription unless something I really want comes out between now and then, and then I'll get another one/renew when the new windows comes out.
Also, what about renewing? If you renew for another year on your same subscription, do you get 10 new keys for everything or do you just keep the old ones that you've already used? Seems like you'd be losing money that way to me, paying the same amount every year but not getting new keys for older products. (not that you'd need any more, but it's the principle lol)
well, just got a phone call. Because of Fraud with technet subscription's they are now calling the people at the "house" number the night they order it. Make sure that the person is legit before hitting the "approved" button.
Hm. Odd. I never got a call. Oh well.
We'll see once I get the subscription. What goes on..
Did you just have to verify contact info or what?
Asked if I was Christopher ______ ________
then ask if I ordered a Technet subscription at ??:??
Then said that they have been having a problem in the last few months with "fraud" and is now making sure people are legit.
Then that they are going to push threw my request for a technet subscription.
Interesting. Probably going to take a tad longer to process subs now that they're doing that.
I'll call them back on Wednesday if I don't have it yet.. going to be a long day tomorrow, so I'm not worrying to much on it.. but will keep posted on it.
so did you get this sorted out?
Everything is sorted out. They just call now at night to make sure everything is right. Then within 15m, they'll send out the info.
Just gotta pay to get it now.
I did my renewal (with a downgrade to std from pro) a few days ago and today they send me an email saying I had to activate.
You click on the link and you have to enter the information in the email - no new info.
I thought that was a little weird.
Windows 7 SP1 Public Beta!
Be sure you say you're an IT whatever or you'll have to hit back and change your answer! I'm downloading now.
Just upgraded my Office to 2010 last night. Looks pretty cool so far.
Office 2010 is pretty much just a polished 2007. I do like it a lot better though.
Some newbie questions:
If i buy a Technet subscription how long is is valid and how many legal OSes can i download for my own use and use of potential customers if I start doing PC-repair home-calls for private persons who don't have a legit licence?
And can I sell the licenced OSes from Technet?
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