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


17 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Technet Plus changed and Reduced number of Keys to 5

For some Apps, not all.

I have not seen, nor can I find any official news about this.
But My sub was changed to Technet Plus and number of keys reduced to 5
However, I have the 10 keys i got previously. But if you have 8 of your 10, you now have 8 of 5. You can not get anymore.

I have also heard a rumor that once the Subscription runs out. Your keys are deactivated.


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17 Sep 2010   #2
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

There seems to be some truth to this. Just checked my account, 5 keys instead of 10. I didn't check every app. Shows I've claimed 10 of a maximum of 5 on the ones I have already claimed - ex. Offcie 2010 Pro. For Access 2010, which I had claimed 0, I was able to get a max of 5.

I have a TechNet Professional (Retail) subscription.
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17 Sep 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Me, Too

I had only got 2 keys of Windows 7 Professional & it only let me get 3 more today ! 5 of 5
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17 Sep 2010   #4
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

When I first got my TechNet subscription, it was suggested to me to get any/all keys I might want and save them in a safe place. I did that, as well as d/l the software I wanted. My main interest was/is windows OS and Office versions.

I think you can use each key 10 times, but may be wrong on this.
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17 Sep 2010   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
When I first got my TechNet subscription, it was suggested to me to get any/all keys I might want and save them in a safe place. I did that, as well as d/l the software I wanted. My main interest was/is windows OS and Office versions.

I think you can use each key 10 times, but may be wrong on this.

I have not tried using the same key more than once yet, but maybe I will try it from already being used on one of my old Pentium Dinosaur computers
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17 Sep 2010   #6
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I used the same key more than once, I had 3 machines at one time.
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17 Sep 2010   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
I used the same key more than once, I had 3 machines at one time.

All online at the same time ?
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17 Sep 2010   #8
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
I used the same key more than once, I had 3 machines at one time.

All online at the same time ?
Yep, 2 desk tops and a lap top. My Therapist says I'm showing great improvement, got rid of one desktop and put the lap top in the closet. I think next week I get to sit at the desk and she'll lay on the couch.
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17 Sep 2010   #9

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

Yea it was inevitable really wasn't it after all the stuff that went on when 7 came out!!.... I guess 5 keys usable on 10 machines is still quite alot and maybe they will probably give you more if there are legiitmate reasons for it...
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17 Sep 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

While the former of my initial post is a bummer.

This....

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I have also heard a rumor that once the Subscription runs out. Your keys are deactivated.
Bothers me more.

The reason for this is the total promotion and influx of Technet subs with Win 7.
Which is what I was afraid of and rarely posted on it, nor did I try and promote the idea.
It's too bad too.

I do, however, see in the not so distant future, Windows Software, Including OS, become strictly subscription based.

At which time I will stop purchasing windows and go Linux exclusive. Except in my job.
I don't know,, maybe I will. Or keep one Windows PC and the Rest Linux with Wine.
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