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Windows 7: Convincing a father to allow his son to subscribe..

05 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 32bit(main) and Windows XP
 
 
Convincing a father to allow his son to subscribe..

HI.

To make this short and simple:
-My dad doesn't want me subscribing to TechNet for an unknown reason.
-I need to convince him to let me subscribe.
-It would save me ALOT of money considering how much Windows 7 Ultimate is, plus the other applications I can get with this subscription.
-He knows I'm into computers and he knows that I'm currently interested in programming(C#).

I'll be paying with my own money.
The subscription is $249.99 + tax because of a promo/coupon code. That price beats Windows 7 Ultimate(Full) BY FAR.

How can I convince my dad to let me subscribe WITH MY OWN MONEY to TechNet?

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05 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does it require you to be 18 or over to buy a Technet subscription? How old are you, may be a reason of why. Look up and describe the full terms of a Technet subscription to him, possibly that will convice him to let you proceed.
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05 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 32bit(main) and Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Does it require you to be 18 or over to buy a Technet subscription? How old are you, may be a reason of why. Look up and describe the full terms of a Technet subscription to him, possibly that will convice him to let you proceed.
I'm 16. I may be looking into the Computer Science field, but after talking to him he told me "Son, I'll let you subscribe after you decide what you want to do after you graduate high school(I'm going to be in Grade 12 in September).

Now, I can walk up to him and say Computer Science, but that would just make me a liar and "selfish through his eyes, that I'd lie just to get whatever I want.

=/

And no, it does not require you be 18 or old to buy a subscription.
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05 Aug 2009   #4

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
HI.

To make this short and simple:
-My dad doesn't want me subscribing to TechNet for an unknown reason.
-I need to convince him to let me subscribe.
-It would save me ALOT of money considering how much Windows 7 Ultimate is, plus the other applications I can get with this subscription.
-He knows I'm into computers and he knows that I'm currently interested in programming(C#).

I'll be paying with my own money.
The subscription is $249.99 + tax because of a promo/coupon code. That price beats Windows 7 Ultimate(Full) BY FAR.

How can I convince my dad to let me subscribe WITH MY OWN MONEY to TechNet?
Tell him you're not sure yet of what you want to be when you grow up,
but you are considering two options.

IT Technician at NASA, or shoe salesman.
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05 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First, unless you are renewing a technet subscription the cost is actually $349.

Second, the license for Technet is specifically for "evaluation" purposes. See this webpage; TechNet Plus Blog | IT Professional Community | Newsgroup Support

Third, it's not to be used for a programming environment....at least according to the licensing link above.

Is there any reason why you feel that you want/need Windows 7 ultimate?
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05 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Sounds like your father is willing to trade something for your wishes,you just need to find something you can live with and he will find acceptable as a life goal. Something like promise to strive for a professional career of some sort.
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05 Aug 2009   #7

 

You have not completed your profile to show us anything about you. Are you in school? Your father knows you better than anyone on this forum can or ever will. Under the widest range of circumstances, your parents care more about you than any other living person ever will - except maybe your wife and children. Maybe he wants you to go outside more - how can we know?

You posted some time ago about wanting to install Windows on 5 to 10 machines. You need to be straight with us.

Having said all that -

Write a five paragraph essay that addresses the value of having the subscription. Provide concrete examples of how you benefit from those values. Draw a connection between the benefits and how they impact your plans for the coming year. Close your arguments with "I love you, Dad."

But don't try to play him. He is likely better at the game.
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05 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You posted some time ago about wanting to install Windows on 5 to 10 machines. You need to be straight with us.
I know, I've asked him on multiple occasions why he needs to install on this many computers and why he feels it' has to be the Ultimate version...but I don't think he has ever answered the question.
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05 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
I'm 16. I may be looking into the Computer Science field, but after talking to him he told me "Son, I'll let you subscribe after you decide what you want to do after you graduate high school(I'm going to be in Grade 12 in September).
it took me until entering college until my parents saw that i was serious...
it got me a Tablet PC....
Quote:
Now, I can walk up to him and say Computer Science, but that would just make me a liar and "selfish through his eyes, that I'd lie just to get whatever I want.

=/
make a promise to him that you will go through with and that AFAIK right now this is your Career..
show him that you want to go into computer science...
(since you trying to master C# get Visual C# Express Edition which is MS's websites)
download example code and experiment...
show your parents what you have done and make sure you show them that you are determined....
(what ever you do though, if you they look over what you are doing on your computer do not be playing games...)

Quote:

And no, it does not require you be 18 or old to buy a subscription.
techically the person who is buying (otherwise will be know a "Candidate Owner") is the one who is supposed to be 18....
in this place your parent is the Candidate owner and you are a recepient...
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05 Aug 2009   #10

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I know, I've asked him on multiple occasions why he needs to install on this many computers and why he feels it' has to be the Ultimate version...but I don't think he has ever answered the question.
Could be he was trying to find a way to get a better deal, buying it with 9 friends from school?
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