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  1. #11


    India
    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I saw its available on few torrent sites. Not sure whether its genune builds though.

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  2. #12


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    supposedly all ready seen on China sites, and the suspense continues....
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Seems to be lot less available. If you look under Windows - looks like only win7, win8 and just for a laugh the old 3.1
    Check for a link which says "Show All Downloads". I've had this happen before. I just had a friend check and he sees Windows XP and Windows Vista, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8 under Technet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Is it only 2 keys now for Technet Pro?
    I think pro comes with 3. I didn't mention it since I doubt many here have use for any of the enterprise software.
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  4. #14


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I posted the antidote to this in another thread -- if for example on TechNet you search for "Windows XP" you will get all the download links etc for Windows XP back again -- but I'd suggest if you want this stuff download it quickly since I don't know if the search is the result of some bad programming or is it the intention to withdraw a lot of the older OS'es.

    I really hate it when people try and get too clever and dumb down search queries -- I can usually find stuff on google that the young one syllable mobile phone texters wouldn't be able to find in a million years -- the great thing about google is that it allows you to ask intelligent questions -- if you ask a silly badly phrased question then you will get a lot of junk results.

    I really think that once you start dumbing down people's queries - then you might help a few scrobbits who wouldn't know how to ask a question in the first place - but you reduce the whole usefulness of the facility to the people who DO know how to phrase their query for the search algorithm.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #15


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Seems to be lot less available. If you look under Windows - looks like only win7, win8 and just for a laugh the old 3.1
    Check for a link which says "Show All Downloads". I've had this happen before. I just had a friend check and he sees Windows XP and Windows Vista, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8 under Technet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Is it only 2 keys now for Technet Pro?
    I think pro comes with 3. I didn't mention it since I doubt many here have use for any of the enterprise software.
    Check your subscription keys list... Look how many items no longer have a "Get Key" button even though you have unclaimed keys. In fact check out how many items now say something like "Keys claimed: 3/0" That 0 means that that item no longer has any keys available at all (though you get to keep the three you got already). Meaning any new subscriber will never get a key for that product again. It looks like about 2/3 of the items are this way now.

    There are a ton of items I never claimed a key for which I can now never do so, and many others I claimed maybe one of the 3 (or 10 as it used to be) but now I can't claim any more on that product again. (Windows 7 Ultimate is a prime example)
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  6. #16


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Not sure what YOUR problem is with this but I don't seem to have a problem here.

    Note that a lot of VL products are for VOLUME licensing - which most individual user wouldn't have anyway.

    Enc screenshot of say an XP system I might want to download

    And most of my stuff still allows 3 KEYS -- not TWO like others have posted -- maybe - Ms Iceland has different rules -- don't know.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #17


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Not sure what YOUR problem is with this but I don't seem to have a problem here.

    Note that a lot of VL products are for VOLUME licensing - which most individual user wouldn't have anyway.

    Enc screenshot of say an XP system I might want to download

    And most of my stuff still allows 3 KEYS -- not TWO like others have posted -- maybe - Ms Iceland has different rules -- don't know.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    How many keys do you have left for Win 7 ultimate? (Or show a screenshot of that area of the page)

    Mine says "You have claimed 6 of 0 keys"

    I claimed 6 before the shutdown of the 10 keys, but now you can;t claim any more at all, thus the "0" at the end.

    Also the removed entries have a little thing that says "Additional product keys are no longer available for this product. Learn More Here." I count about 61 entries that have closed this way. (Technet pro account)

    The 2 keys is apparently the limit for non-pro accounts.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    does anyone know how many keys a standard retail technet sub gets thinking of getting one very soon
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  9. #19


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Not sure what YOUR problem is with this but I don't seem to have a problem here.

    Note that a lot of VL products are for VOLUME licensing - which most individual user wouldn't have anyway.

    Enc screenshot of say an XP system I might want to download

    And most of my stuff still allows 3 KEYS -- not TWO like others have posted -- maybe - Ms Iceland has different rules -- don't know.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    How many keys do you have left for Win 7 ultimate? (Or show a screenshot of that area of the page)

    Mine says "You have claimed 6 of 0 keys"

    I claimed 6 before the shutdown of the 10 keys, but now you can;t claim any more at all, thus the "0" at the end.

    Also the removed entries have a little thing that says "Additional product keys are no longer available for this product. Learn More Here." I count about 61 entries that have closed this way. (Technet pro account)
    Hi there
    If you read the "blurb" or Sales spiel they are simplifying the whole kybosh -- so as far as Windows 7 is concerned you'll have to download W7 Enterprise edition (Multiple activation) -- not a bad deal either because it's equivalent to Ultimate.

    I don't think there's anything wrong here either. No conspiracy theories either.

    They are simply removing stuff that shouldn't really have been on Technet in the first place -- such as W7 Home Premium.

    If you are trying to get a zillion and one keys for installing on your own and colleagues computers then tough -- that's NOT what TechNet is there for.

    A Multiple activation of W7 Enterprise can be used for at least 100 times anyway -- and if you can't test stuff out without having to activate 100 times then you really shouldn't be using TechNet anyway -- it's not meant to be used as a CHEAP way of buying Windows licenses.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    I know, it makes sense (though honestly I am not sure I agree with some of the things they removed like xp home myself)

    As off last year though they were saying that you could use the software after the subscription expired (in person on the phone), but now this year that is very strictly being removed. It used to be that the sub got you access to NEW software and that was reason enough to keep it going. Now they are twisting the thumb screws.

    The year by year attrition to the benefits while the price remains the same IS a tad irritating.
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