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

19 Sep 2010   #31

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit

On the Technet blogs some one inquired about the change and they were told they were having issues with the web site and the keys will be back to 10 once they get the site fixed. That is what I read on the web blogs for the site so time will tell.

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19 Sep 2010   #32

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit

Here is conversation with Microsoft
this is not true, i just did an online chat with MS about this. read for yourself -

harry: Initial Question/Comment: why are accounts being limited to 5 keys now?

Kevin Liang has joined this session!

Connected with Kevin Liang. Your reference number for this chat session is 2522194.

Kevin Liang: Thank you Harry for contacting the TechNet Online Concierge. Please give me a moment while I review your question.

Kevin Liang: Harry, this is a web site issue. Our TechNet team is working on it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

harry: oh, it is not new policy from Microsoft?

Kevin Liang: It is just a web site issue. When it is fixed, the subscribers can request 10 product keys again.

harry: ok, it is being reported that MS is changing it's policy and limiting keys to 5

Kevin Liang: That's not true.

harry: thank you for clearing that up. i will post what you have told me to correct that

Kevin Liang: It is my pleasure to help you.

harry: have a nice day.

Kevin Liang: Have a nice day.
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19 Sep 2010   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, that's certainly good news for Technet subscribers. Did seem funny that the news outlets and such didn't know about this change before it hit...usually there is some chatter before changes like this are implemented.
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20 Sep 2010   #34

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Monday Morning 08.45 CET it still says 5 keys maximum on a lot of products -- the strange thing is that on products I've already downloaded it says 0 keys claimed .

I'll wait for it to get fixed.

Incidentally Windows Enterprise versions allow 1 key but MULTIPLE ACTIVATION (that's how it worked before ).

Like others I'm not really too bothered by 10 or 5 but I WOULD be if the keys stop working after XXX days or expiry of subscription.

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20 Sep 2010   #35

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit

I changed from Plus to Standard and have gotten the Enterprise key on Plus but not available on Standard and had Enterprise running in Vware same as Ultimate as far as I can tell, hope they get it fixed myself .
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20 Sep 2010   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

One can't help but wonder why they don't get these obvious issues sorted BEFORE they go live with new website code. It seems to me this problem would have been easy to spot in testing, which seems to indicate that there wasn't any thorough testing.
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20 Sep 2010   #37
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

As to the rumor: that once the Subscription runs out. Your keys are deactivated.

In most cases, MSDN subscriptions come with “perpetual” use rights—the ability to continue using the software after the subscription has expired, even though the ability to download software and product keys ends when the subscription expires. An expired subscriber can only use software that was available during the subscription term for the subscription level purchased; software released after subscription expiration cannot be used. MSDN subscriptions offered through retail channels and most Volume Licensing programs (Enterprise Agreement, Select, Select Plus, Open Value, Open, etc.) come with perpetual use rights unless otherwise specified. Certain "subscription" Volume Licensing programs (Enterprise Agreement Subscription, Open Value Subscription, Open Subscription, etc.) as well as subscriptions offered through the Microsoft Partner Network do not have perpetual use rights, so it is necessary to renew the subscription or program membership in order to continue using the software. If you sell or transfer a subscription to another party, any perpetual use rights are transferred to the new party so you would need to purchase a new subscription in order to continue using the software
MSDN Subscriptions| MSDN Licensing - Software Use Rights, MSDN Licensing. How can I use the software included in my MSDN Subscription?
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20 Sep 2010   #38

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Thanks for clearing that up Jacee!
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20 Sep 2010   #39
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You're welcome
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20 Sep 2010   #40

Win7 x64 Ult

Are MSDN and TechNet goverened by the same set of rules?
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