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Windows 7: What Microsoft won't tell you about Windows 7 licensing

25 Aug 2014   #1
A Guy

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What Microsoft won't tell you about Windows 7 licensing

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I have been studying the topic of Windows licensing for many years. As I have discovered, Microsoft does not have all of this information organized in one convenient location. Much of it, in fact, is buried in long, dry license agreements and on sites that are available only to partners. I couldn't find this information in one convenient place, so I decided to do the job myself. I gathered details from many public and private sources and summarized the various types of Windows 7 license agreements available to consumers and business customers. Note that this table and the accompanying descriptions deliberately exclude a small number of license types: for example, I have omitted academic and government licenses, as well as those provided as part of MSDN and TechNet subscriptions and those included with Action Pack subscriptions for Microsoft partners. With those exceptions, I believe this list includes every license situation that the overwhelming majority of Windows customers will encounter in the real world.
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26 Aug 2014   #2
andrew129260

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Good find
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26 Aug 2014   #3
jimbo45

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Hi there

Thanks

Any chance of doing a similar thing for Windows 8 / 8.1 - this seems just as confusing too.

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