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Old January 6, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by CoolHandL View Post
Back from the DEAD!!!!!

Im an IT professional/ Enthusiast who wants to test / evaluate MS OS's and software suites, I have 5 (this number is growing) PC's and a Laptop. Everywhere I've read its ok for me to test in a home Network with a Subscription.
10 Licenses per os /software suite and 10 activations per license. after my year subscription i can indefinitely test / evaluate till i feel the need to renew and upgrade. after the sub expires i will not be able to download any new software iso's etc.. but still be able to use my keys? just wanted to confirm this thanks.

My sources:
Is Microsoft Technet ok to use for my family PC's? - Microsoft Help | DSLReports Forums

TechNet "is" ok for use on home computers - Windows 7 Forums

Short answer is yes, your keys for most software will still be valid after your subscription expires, however it's no longer 10 keys (it's 5 now), and most of the higher end enterprise software has a corporate install key which does expire.

edit.... just renewed my sub last night..... ;)
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WiFi AC) / i7 8700K / 2X 8G XPG Spectrix D40 (3000) / XFX XTR 750 / ASUS Strix GTX 1070ti
AZZA Titan 240 / Custom WC / Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD / Intel 760p 512GB NVMe / Seagate Barracuda 1TB / ASUS SWIFT PG279Q

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