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Windows 7: Windows 8 RTM on TechNet Aug 15th

16 Aug 2012   #51
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I logged in, went to Product Keys and it said 0 of 3. I requested all 3, just so I have them. My account has been valid for 3 years, though, so maybe older accounts, before the Standard name, were given more? Who knows. Keys have always been valid for x86 or x64, so nothing is new there.


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16 Aug 2012   #52
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have a Technet Standard account that has been valid for 3 years and only received Two keys for Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit combined) and Two keys for Windows 8 N version.
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16 Aug 2012   #53
ncguy

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Yes, mine with only two keys is also 3 yrs old. Anyone report on activations per key yet?
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16 Aug 2012   #54
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ncguy View Post
Yes, mine with only two keys is also 3 yrs old. Anyone report on activations per key yet?
I wonder why mine then was only one key? Seems a "standard" subscription is not so standard. Apart from the 40% higher price, I got less keys per product, and now 1 key for WIndows 8 versus the 2 keys other people are getting.

Is it just that M$ Australia are tigher than M$ other places?

I will ring them today. I expect that no-one there will have a clue, but it will be an interesting discussion
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16 Aug 2012   #55
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I am not sure what is going on . I downloaded the win8 enterprise and installed the x64 version on one of my portables. I only received one key which I understand for enterprise. But, I can't seem to enter it anyplace.
I see the activate but the program keeps saying that DNS is not valid. Wierd.
I will download the pro version to see if that works better.
I was never asked to enter my product key.

Rich
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16 Aug 2012   #56
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
I am not sure what is going on . I downloaded the win8 enterprise and installed the x64 version on one of my portables. I only received one key which I understand for enterprise. But, I can't seem to enter it anyplace.
I see the activate but the program keeps saying that DNS is not valid. Wierd.
I will download the pro version to see if that works better.
I was never asked to enter my product key.

Rich
It's wierd that Enterprise installed using a KMS key by default. And that key cannot activate, which is why you see the error you see.

Unlike Windows 7 where there was a button to change the product key, Windows 8 doesn't have that option.

Open an elevated command prompt and run
slmgr.vbs -ipk "Your key"

Then, you will be able to activate your key.
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16 Aug 2012   #57
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Technet Standard gets 2 keys for Win8 (standard and pro), and it gets 1 key for Enterprise (which is a MAK key)

Technet Pro gets 3 keys for Win8 (standard and pro), and it gets 1 key for Enterprise (which is a MAK key)

MSDN gets 5 keys for Win8(standard and pro) and it gets 1 key for Enterprise (which is a MAK key).

The keys don't differentiate between 32bit and 64bit. They are counted the same.


As to the # of activations, MS never really answers that question. But I can confirm from others that they have used the same key to activate the same computer multiple times already and have used the same key on multiple computers to activate them both. < This is for Windows 8...not previous versions of Windows.
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17 Aug 2012   #58
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have just rechecked my Technet Standard and it ;
Does not allow ANY Enterprise editions
Does not allow Pro and Pro N
Allows Win 8 Standard
Allows Win 8 Standard N
Supplies 2 keys each for the last two mentioned only
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17 Aug 2012   #59
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
I am not sure what is going on . I downloaded the win8 enterprise and installed the x64 version on one of my portables. I only received one key which I understand for enterprise. But, I can't seem to enter it anyplace.
I see the activate but the program keeps saying that DNS is not valid. Wierd.
I will download the pro version to see if that works better.
I was never asked to enter my product key.

Rich
It's wierd that Enterprise installed using a KMS key by default. And that key cannot activate, which is why you see the error you see.

Unlike Windows 7 where there was a button to change the product key, Windows 8 doesn't have that option.

Open an elevated command prompt and run
slmgr.vbs -ipk "Your key"

Then, you will be able to activate your key.
Thanks, I looked and it never said anything about it being a KMS key.
Rich
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17 Aug 2012   #60
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I double-checked, and I actually do have a Pro account, so maybe that is why I have three keys for Pro, none for Standard, and one for Enterprise.
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