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Windows 7: Technet Plus changed and Reduced number of Keys to 5


22 Sep 2010   #101

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
will the keys expire after the subscription expires?

This issue has been dealt with BTW -- No the keys are valid INDEFINTELY including all updates etc etc.

No worries on that score.

Cheers
jimbo

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22 Sep 2010   #102
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
will the keys expire after the subscription expires?

This issue has been dealt with BTW -- No the keys are valid INDEFINTELY including all updates etc etc.

No worries on that score.

Cheers
jimbo
This seems to be true as of today, who knows about tomorrow. There is a lot of different info floating around, including replies from the TechNet people.

My plan, do nothing, wait, and see where things are at when the time comes to renew my 'script.
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22 Sep 2010   #103

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
will the keys expire after the subscription expires?
As far as we know, they don't..
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22 Sep 2010   #104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As Microsoft has not kept their end of the bargain I have sent them an email to cancel my subscription and request a full refund as they have broken a contract or I will have to take legal action.

I have now received an email back saying that they will refund me in full as I am not happy.

This shows me that they have broken the contract, if only everybody would take them on, but obviously that is not going to happen.
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22 Sep 2010   #105

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Sorry to belabour this point -- but it's NOT the change per se that is the problem BUT THEY CHANGED THE CONDITIONS AFTER I'D SIGNED THE DEAL.

That's what is WRONG WRONG WRONG.
Is there anything in that deal that you originally signed that told you exactly how many keys you got and how many activations?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Existing suscribers should be left on the OLD system until their subscription runs out --simple --end of story.
It's what most companies would do, but the situations are different here. They are changing this to slow down piracy and to curb abuse of the program. Had they left all of the original members with all of their keys, these people would have flocked to retrieve all of them and in all honesty...potentially made the situation even worse.
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22 Sep 2010   #106

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
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I can imagine what would happen to me if I said I'll provide 25 of your staff with Lunch every day for 7 USD a day each. A month later I tell the company -- (or in fact I DON'T tell the company) I just tell the 13th person who comes in for Lunch --sorry we've just changed the conditions to only giving Lunch for 12 people.
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this is just not cricket - has anybody received any notification from m$ about the recent changes?

what's to stop them from making more changes any time they want to in the future? taken to the extreme, maybe there's something hidden in the 7 eula that says microsoft can just 'turn you off' if they feel like it.

it's also a shame that there's nothing we can do about it, except rant here - and i'm teed off that i didn't harvest my keys earlier - i'd only used two 7 keys.

and such a draconian reduction too! 10 -> 2 pff scumbags and sleazeballs indeed

this could lead to more piracy, not less...
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22 Sep 2010   #107

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
As Microsoft has not kept their end of the bargain I have sent them an email to cancel my subscription and request a full refund as they have broken a contract or I will have to take legal action.

I have now received an email back saying that they will refund me in full as I am not happy.

This shows me that they have broken the contract, if only everybody would take them on, but obviously that is not going to happen.
will your current keys still work??
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22 Sep 2010   #108

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a sub that I did not renew that expired on 6 August all thos keys are still working. The new sub? Who knows?

As previous posters have said it is the fact that they are just walking all over us that is getting me. Why should we allow it? I really do not want to, have no intention, have had not intention and will never 'steal' their products. Therefore why should they alter a contract that I have enterered into with them? If I did that they would bring the full force down on me.
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22 Sep 2010   #109

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
what's to stop them from making more changes any time they want to in the future? taken to the extreme, maybe there's something hidden in the 7 eula that says microsoft can just 'turn you off' if they feel like it.
Best advice....read the Eula. When you purchase software, you don't "own it". You have been granted a license to "use" it. Very different concepts.
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22 Sep 2010   #110
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
As Microsoft has not kept their end of the bargain I have sent them an email to cancel my subscription and request a full refund as they have broken a contract or I will have to take legal action.

I have now received an email back saying that they will refund me in full as I am not happy.

This shows me that they have broken the contract, if only everybody would take them on, but obviously that is not going to happen.
echarda,
You made a choice and responded in what I consider a proper manner. You have my respect.


To those of you ranting,raving, and name calling, based on something nobody has actually proven yet.............not good, not good at all.
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