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Windows 7: Need some advice regarding TechNet


05 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Need some advice regarding TechNet

My friend/roommate and I are both using Windows 7 build 7201 x64 and we both love it. We definitely want to buy Windows 7 when it's complete, but neither of us are exactly raking in the cash. My question is, is it more feasible to buy a 1 year TechNet subscription for $350 ($175 each) and download Windows 7 from there after it RTM's? It's not that we mind waiting until October for it, but the cost of buying 2 copies of Windows 7 (we both would prefer Professional) off the shelf would probably exceed the $350 of buying a TechNet subscription. We're aware of the pre-orders and the cheaper cost of the upgrades but we don't really want to go the "upgrade" route. Any advice would be appreciated.

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05 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

I don't see why you would mind going for the "Upgrade", after all, it still allows you to perform a clean install.

As far as the Technet subscription goes, I don't think they allow you to "Share" a subscription.

Hope this helps

Scott
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05 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

technet is currently on sale for $249.99 with coupon code TEYFY09.. but it might have expired on the 3rd.
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05 Jul 2009   #4

 

Dude, there is no question about it in my mind. Go for Technet. You'll be so glad you did.

Get one Technet subscription, you can then legally install Windows 7 or anything else that Microsoft makes on up to 10 computer systems. You get the real keys and support. You can't beat it.
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05 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

KazeNoKoe, this is a delicate line. Sorta.

TechNet DOES NOT ALLOW SHARED SUBS.

HOWEVER: One of you could buy it and install it on the other computer for more testing. M$ would neither know, nor care a lot. I am not recommending this, nor telling you to do it. But it is an option.


~Lordbob
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05 Jul 2009   #6

W7 Build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wguimb View Post
Dude, there is no question about it in my mind. Go for Technet. You'll be so glad you did.

Get one Technet subscription, you can then legally install Windows 7 or anything else that Microsoft makes on up to 10 computer systems. You get the real keys and support. You can't beat it.
Whoa.. that made me very very tented to go for it...
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05 Jul 2009   #7

PTS-Dos
 
 

If you still go to university / college you should use MSDNAA. It offers everything for free while you are still studying.
However you can not use the technet serials / activations in productive environments. Its also only for testing stuff. Why not make use of the cheap preorder offers ?
Otherwise than that you would also wait some time until there are more ways to get a free technet subscriptions. Usually a few times per years its somehow possible to get one for free... had free subs for the last 3 years...
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05 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Yeah ,just buy the technet Subscription on one of your name.And done

MS doesn't care from where u bring money to buy subs :P

Hope,I'm Not wrong.

SeVeNrOxS
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05 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by segobi View Post
Otherwise than that you would also wait some time until there are more ways to get a free technet subscriptions. Usually a few times per years its somehow possible to get one for free... had free subs for the last 3 years...
It will be great if you share info with us when u find free subs of Technet .
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05 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by segobi View Post
If you still go to university / college you should use MSDNAA. It offers everything for free while you are still studying.
However you can not use the technet serials / activations in productive environments. Its also only for testing stuff. Why not make use of the cheap preorder offers ?
Otherwise than that you would also wait some time until there are more ways to get a free technet subscriptions. Usually a few times per years its somehow possible to get one for free... had free subs for the last 3 years...
Yes it is for testing. A lot of the people here who are like me are CONSTANTLY tinkering with their computers. As far as I (we?) am concerned, this is testing.
And for $350, you can get access to (almost) EVERY M$ PRODUCT. Yeah, you heard that right. Seven, Vista, XP, Office 2000 - 2010, etc. Its all there. The only things they don't have are Windows 3.1, and NT, as well as some early things. Of course, its all for testing. But thats what we do.

Its a good deal. Again, not telling you what you should do, just what could be done.

~Lordbob
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