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


22 Sep 2010   #111

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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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.
Let them whine and moan. Makes them look more the fool if it is all untrue.





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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.
Sadly this is true. Most if not all products you buy from MS will state that you do not 'own' it. You just have the rights to 'use' it.


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22 Sep 2010   #112

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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Let them whine and moan. Makes them look more the fool if it is all untrue.
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paul thurrott seems to think it's true, and he's usually on the ball.

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So I called TechNet myself. And what I discovered is that, yes, Microsoft did just change the terms of the TechNet Standard and Pro subscriptions. For the Standard subscription, Microsoft is only providing two product keys for Office 2007, Office 2010, Windows XP, and Windows 7. For Professional, it's five; both were previously ten. However, subscribers can request additional keys via email. And I verified with Microsoft that each product key is still good for ten activations.

The TechNet Standard subscription is still an excellent deal, of course, and I should once again point out that this product is for evaluation purposes only, not so you can inexpensively install Windows 7 on every PC in the neighborhood. But I do understand why existing subscribers are upset that Microsoft quietly changed the terms of the subscription. It was kind of a lousy thing to do.
my boldening - needs further investigation...
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22 Sep 2010   #113

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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Let them whine and moan. Makes them look more the fool if it is all untrue.
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paul thurrott seems to think it's true, and he's usually on the ball.
Doesn't make him right though. I'm not saying he is wrong, but I think everyone should just wait to see what happens before anything.

What I'm curious about is why has no one at SF that has a TechNet Subscription tried contacting MS themselves to see if it is true or false?
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22 Sep 2010   #114

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

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Let them whine and moan. Makes them look more the fool if it is all untrue.
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paul thurrott seems to think it's true, and he's usually on the ball.
Doesn't make him right though. I'm not saying he is wrong, but I think everyone should just wait to see what happens before anything.

What I'm curious about is why has no one at SF that has a TechNet Subscription tried contacting MS themselves to see if it is true or false?

Hi there
probably because we're all to busy on the Windows 7 Forums.

Actually its not that easy to contact MS especially in Europe -- they will acknowlege your email and then you just have to wait until they reply --could take a WEEK judging by the volume of mail this stuff has generated alone.

My problem ALSO with the new system is that some products I got keys for I don't know what the key is if I have to re-install since I left all the keys on the MS site.

I should have copied the keys to my local hard drive but I didn't expect in normal circumstances to be in this situation.

All my products have been reset to KEYS CLAIMED 0 / 5 so presumably I'd have to download products again if needed and claim new keys.

Cheers

Jimbo
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22 Sep 2010   #115

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Let them whine and moan. Makes them look more the fool if it is all untrue.
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paul thurrott seems to think it's true, and he's usually on the ball.
Doesn't make him right though. I'm not saying he is wrong, but I think everyone should just wait to see what happens before anything.

What I'm curious about is why has no one at SF that has a TechNet Subscription tried contacting MS themselves to see if it is true or false?
Do you really think they are going to even comment on it? You must really be joking. They definitely do not want to get on the bad side of MS - they have been know to close down forums.........
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22 Sep 2010   #116

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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paul thurrott seems to think it's true, and he's usually on the ball.
Doesn't make him right though. I'm not saying he is wrong, but I think everyone should just wait to see what happens before anything.

What I'm curious about is why has no one at SF that has a TechNet Subscription tried contacting MS themselves to see if it is true or false?

Hi there
probably because we're all to busy on the Windows 7 Forums.

Actually its not that easy to contact MS especially in Europe -- they will acknowlege your email and then you just have to wait.
My problem ALSO with the new system is that some products I got keys for I don't know what the key is if I have to re-install since I left all the keys on the MS site.

I should have copied the keys to my local hard drive but I didn't expect in normal circumstances to be in this situation.

All my products have been reset to KEYS CLAIMED 0 / 5 so presumably I'd have to download products again if needed and calim new keys.

Cheers

Jimbo
Quite frankly balderdash, I have been emailing back and forth since yesterday afternoon and never waited longer than 1 hour.
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22 Sep 2010   #117

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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paul thurrott seems to think it's true, and he's usually on the ball.
Doesn't make him right though. I'm not saying he is wrong, but I think everyone should just wait to see what happens before anything.

What I'm curious about is why has no one at SF that has a TechNet Subscription tried contacting MS themselves to see if it is true or false?
Do you really think they are going to even comment on it? You must really be joking. They definitely do not want to get on the bad side of MS - they have been know to close down forums.........
Yes, actually I do believe they would comment on it. They have no reason to hide it if they are legally allowed to make such a change. Based on what I know, they ARE legally allowed to make this change.

Never hurts to try and contact them to see whats going on.
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22 Sep 2010   #118

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That was tongue in cheek that is why I put the little devil there!
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22 Sep 2010   #119

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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That was tongue in cheek that is why I put the little devil there!
Missed that!
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22 Sep 2010   #120

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is the email for TechNet Europe - Lee O'Flaherty


technet@eu.subservices.com
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