Do subscriber, OEM type keys expire when the subscription expires?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Caribou007, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Caribou007

    Caribou007 MDL Novice

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    I've been researching OEM keys. I've read that these will expire with the original MSDN subscription. Meaning that they will fail to activate on a fresh install after that point.

    Has this actually, really been happening to people who got keys this way?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    these are retail keys
     
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  3. Caribou007

    Caribou007 MDL Novice

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    I mean keys acquired through subscriptions. Aren't they of the OEM key type?
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    if they were get via an MS Subscription incl. Dreramspark and Bizspark they're just Retail Key's and wouldn't expire if they're used under legal allowance!
     
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