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Old January 6, 2012, 03:16 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..... ;)
EVGA X58 3X SLI / i7 980X / 3X 4G Mushkin Blackline Frostbite / XFX Pro 1000W / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / WD 6401AALS / TT Lvl 10 GT
Swiftech MCP655 WC Pump / EK XT 240 Rad / 2X Scythe Ultra Kaze / EK Supreme HF / Primochill Myriad Dual Bay Res / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Gigabyte C1007UN-D / 2X4G Gskill PC3-10700 / Pico PSU / 2.5" 750G Toshiba HDD / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 19" BenQ / 1X 17" HP
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