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Old September 1, 2009, 10:08 PM
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Just to get this right, you get 1 key for Windows 7 Ultimate. Then you're allowed to use that key 10 times?
No. 10 keys. 10 times each key for reinstalls.

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And I can just download the iso and burn it onto a dvd and use whenever I need a new OS of W7 Ultimate?
Yes. With one of the 10 keys.
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Old September 2, 2009, 01:34 AM
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No. 10 keys. 10 times each key for reinstalls.



Yes. With one of the 10 keys.
This is the key point here for folks like me who reinstall their OS / Change haredware frequently.
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Old September 2, 2009, 05:57 AM
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This is the key point here for folks like me who reinstall their OS / Change haredware frequently.

Didnt they relax the hardware swapping portion in Win7? Like its not as...bitchy?...about stuff if you swap out a mobo and gfx card? I thought I read something somewhere from Ballmer stating they were going to ease up on that. I can imagine the tech support overhead they have just for activation call ins from this feature

10 reinstalls can be alot, anyways. And I think most people image their installs for quick/easy restores and 'installs'. I know I do. BartPE ftw!
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Old September 5, 2009, 09:11 PM
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So I didn't buy it yet, but....

Are the 32 bit and 64 bit Windows keys different? So I can have 10 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, 10 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit? etc.?
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Old September 5, 2009, 09:13 PM
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So I didn't buy it yet, but....

Are the 32 bit and 64 bit Windows keys different? So I can have 10 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, 10 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit? etc.?
They work for both, but they will likely give you one (or ten) of each anyways
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Old September 5, 2009, 09:38 PM
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I believe the 32 and 64 keys are assigned together simply as 'Windows 7 Ultimate' keys, but I'm not at home right now so I can't log in and check

*EDIT* Sorry, I'm wrong. I signed in and checked. The x64 and x86 keys are distributed separately, so you could get 10 of each.

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Old September 6, 2009, 05:45 AM
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I believe the 32 and 64 keys are assigned together simply as 'Windows 7 Ultimate' keys, but I'm not at home right now so I can't log in and check

*EDIT* Sorry, I'm wrong. I signed in and checked. The x64 and x86 keys are distributed separately, so you could get 10 of each.
And since these are RETAIL keys, they can be swapped to install 64 bit Ultimates, using 32bit keys, yes.
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So you technically get 20 keys?! WTF I thought M$ wanted $$$$$$!
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So you technically get 20 keys?! WTF I thought M$ wanted $$$$$$!

Well, first of all, YOU technically get 20 keys for YOUR use. You're not supposed to be sharing with other people. So let's say you have 2 computers in the house... that means you should only really be using 2 keys. And the worst MS loses out on is a couple hundred bucks.
Microsoft's allowed for people with up to 10 PC's to be using this subscription 'for themselves'. But at the end of the day, they end up making money since this option allows people who may have just downloaded a cracked version, to actually pay MS for their software.

But what this really comes down to, is word of mouth. If you know nothing about computers, and a tech (who has a technet subscription) tells you: "Hey man, you have 4Gb of RAM in your computer, and you're running XP Home. I know Vista has a bad reputation, but I've been using Windows 7 and it's AWESOME! And you'd be able to get that extra performance from your computer, while moving in to a 64 bit world. You should get it!" Then chances are, you'll seriously consider buying it.
And now imagine the same conversation happening between an IT manager and a corporate decision maker. Now MS has just sold a huge corporate license. That's pretty much why technet's in place.

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Got my subscription to Technet and it`s pretty sweet. I was wondering if I download 10 keys, do I have to use them all within the year subscription of Technet, or can I install Windows 7 in two years when I build a new computer even though my subscription is expired.
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