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Old 08-09-09, 11:39 PM   #132
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Default Re: Official Technet Thread

Originally Posted by cpalmer2k View Post
OK I'm about to be a new TechNet subscriber for Windows 7 and Office 2010. I've got one question about the keys I was hoping someone could clarify for me though. My understanding is if I download Windows 7 Enterprise edition I get one MAK that I can activate 10 times (or possibly more, not that I will need all 10) using the same key. If however I want to install Professional or Ultimate I use the "get a key" link which gives me a key. Am I correct that these retail keys can only be activated once, BUT you can again request up to 10 unique retail keys or can a single retail key be used more than one time? I've read posts that seem to indicate both.
Retail keys can be activated more than once. I've used the same key (Vista) over the course of 2 years (lots of re-installs) and I have never needed to contact MS to get either Windows or Office activated.
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