My colleagues and I were discussing various things regarding Windows 7. 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 Windows 7 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?
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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