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Windows 7: Enterprise vs. Ultimate

01 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Oh well, I'll just do as I always have. Install it all I want, until Microsoft yells at me. Which has never happened yet.

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02 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Well, if the only difference between Ultimate & Enterprise is the licensing, then I can only imagine that you will be allowed to install Enterprise as many times as you want. Seems logical doesn't it? What else could possibly be different about the licensing between the two editions?
The primary difference is that Enterprise is not sold in retail channels. You cannot order it from NewEgg, you cannot get it from Best Buy and it won't come preinstalled on any computer that you purchase. Enterprise is for volume license customers only.

With regards to how many times you can install it, this is governed by your enterprise agreement with Microsoft. You are required to pay for your copies and there is a true-up agreement at the end of the year where you are required to report how many copies are in use.

Since you are getting yours from Technet, you will receive the typical 10 keys which are good for something like 10+ installs. With most Technet software, this more or less gives you the ability to install it as many times as you want.
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02 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Thanks for the clarification. Understanding Microsoft EULA's is definately not one of my strong points. What your saying makes sense. I do know, however, that the ten installs covers ten different PC's, not just ten installs on the same machine. TechNet makes that pretty clear. I wish I had known about them a long time ago.
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