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Windows 7: technet question

02 Jul 2009   #11
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I wouldn't worry about the keys "expiring" - what I'd worry about is what I was going to do when I needed to reinstall a program/OS and I didn't have the TechNet subscription anymore.
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02 Jul 2009   #12
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
I wouldn't worry about the keys "expiring" - what I'd worry about is what I was going to do when I needed to reinstall a program/OS and I didn't have the TechNet subscription anymore.
Thats the problem I have cause I use to have one years ago and now I'm getting back into all of this and I dont know if I should buy an account again only to say in a year nope Im done....
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02 Jul 2009   #13
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

As I mentioned earlier, I just got a TechNet subscription. I d/l and saved the software I wanted and have the keys. Shouldn't I be able to re-install in the future?
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02 Jul 2009   #14
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

it been said a million times the keys DO not expire. 1 year two years 5 years from now. Its exactly like a retail key but for EVALUATION only.

Use it at home, do not give them out all over the place and if you want once you get the account generate all the KEYS (10) and store them in a file use them when you need them..

If you dont re-register no problem you can still re-install the OS later using the keys you generated.
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02 Jul 2009   #15
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Thanks Dorfdad - that is exactly what I was led to believe. I save the d/ls, I save the keys, I'm good to go. Thanks again!
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07 Jul 2009   #16
l337

windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

i have another question can i buy this Newegg.com - Microsoft TechNet Plus Direct Subscription (English North America) - Programming & Web Development
or should i just buy it from microsoft

because i missed the 249 technet deal
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08 Jul 2009   #17
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by l337 View Post
i have another question can i buy this ...or should i just buy it from microsoft

because i missed the 249 technet deal
I'd look around for a coupon at least. They seem to market TechNet a bit more widely than once upon a time and coupons readily show up on Yahoo (as in using their services, not necessarily via search), etc. They'll also occasionally do really big discounts for students. If anything they seem to be encouraging the average consumer more-and-more to sign up.

Anyway, it'd be surprising if you can't eventually do better than the Newegg deal.
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08 Jul 2009   #18
l337

windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
I'd look around for a coupon at least. They seem to market TechNet a bit more widely than once upon a time and coupons readily show up on Yahoo (as in using their services, not necessarily via search), etc. They'll also occasionally do really big discounts for students. If anything they seem to be encouraging the average consumer more-and-more to sign up.

Anyway, it'd be surprising if you can't eventually do better than the Newegg deal.
ok i think i would wait a while till i get a better deal, i wish a deal comes by the end of july becasue i would love to use it foe windows 7 and then office 2010. also about the student discount, does that apply to high school students
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08 Jul 2009   #19
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by l337 View Post
...also about the student discount, does that apply to high school students
I seem to recall them saying you may need to fax them ID the few times I've been aware of it, but I don't recall a high school/college differentiation:

http://forums.techarena.in/technolog...et/1196315.htm
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08 Jul 2009   #20
Brand

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 [dual boot with Windows Vista Enterprise w/SP2]
 
 

Seems that recently Microsoft had abolished all previous 25% off coupons for TechNet Plus, now there are only 15% off ones, like this, TMSAM04.

The only problem these subscriptions have since birth is the strict limit of use. You can pay relatively much less for all the big titles, but you cannot use them as freely as you want to. TechNet sub is limited to evaluation only, while MSDN is for internal test and development.

However, Microsoft is quite a generous corporation. They don't care that much if you "overuse" your subscriptions a little bit.
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