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Windows 7: Win7 Student copy expiration?

14 Apr 2010   #1
cokeonice

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Win7 Student copy expiration?

My colleagues and I were discussing various things regarding Win7. The topic somehow got onto how cheap a student at our local university here can purchase MS products. My son, who is a student there, bought Win7 Ultimate for $18.99 and MS Office 2007 for $18.99.

One of my colleagues stated that the software the students purchase use VLK's and that they are set to expire in four years. Does anyone know if that is true?


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14 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I haven't heard anything to that tune. Whether they use VLKs are not, I believe a key will never expire.
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14 Apr 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

As Jon has just said, I have read in many posts, the discounts are to help students, financially. The keys are regular keys, based upon all the posts that I have read.
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14 Apr 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Those are typically standard retail keys, which are handled like all other retail licenses. I don't know the rules, in terms of what happens when the student graduates and is no longer affiliated with the school, but they license won't expire.
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14 Apr 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've also never heard of licenses like these expiring after X number of years.
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