DreamSpark Premium w/ Windows 8.1 Pro Key

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  1. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    #1 MSDNAA, Oct 1, 2013
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    I have seen that some Universities are being delivered with Windows 8.1 Pro MAK Key w/ 1 Activation. But most of the universities are being provided with "Retail" Key. I am wondering why is this difference is the difference due to the nature of University or Course? If a student wants to obtain MAK key for Windows 8.1 Pro from DreamSpark ELMS WebStore what he has to do? I contacted Kivuto regarding this but they have no answer for this question or should i contact Microsoft DreamSpark? Your suggestions / answers please.
     
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  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Actually a good question. I have Win7 MAK Keys with count of 5 and 3 (Ultimate Checker) and since some migration I got new retail keys.
    Win8 only retail
    Win8.1 only retail
     
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  3. Superfly

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    I'm also a bit confused - MAK with only 1 activation?...what's the point of that?
     
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  4. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Which means you can even download and activate Windows 8.1 Enterprise from your DreamSpark Website if your WebStore has one. Typically, it is only for the WebStore Administrators along with MSDN DreamSpark Premium.
     
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  5. Superfly

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    Yup I gathered that, just don't see the point of a single user enterprise deployment...
     
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  6. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Actually the MAK Key w/ Single activation is good enough for Single User where he gets unlimited phone activation.
     
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  7. MSDNAA

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    Can someone please confirm Your school / college name because I am communicating with Kivuto regarding this and they are asking "which school are being provided with MAK keys"

    Please and thanks.
     
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  8. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    unfortunatly i don't want to tell. i only can tell it's way in the past - 4-6 years ago. I guess within the first week of the release of w7.
     
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  9. MSDNAA

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    I would appreciate if anybody can tell the University name where you get a MAK key w/ 1 activation, so that i can contact Kivuto in order to get one.

    Thanks
     
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  10. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    MAK=Multi-activation-key ...... how could one be considered as multi???? LOL. :eek:

    Anyway, a dreamsparkP retail key is eligible to activate 2 machines, maybe that was where the misunderstanding started.
     
  11. EFA11

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    Thought you already were a subscriber to MSDN or such and such? :confused:
     
  12. MSDNAA

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    There is no misunderstanding. Well that's how it works, if you may remember or if you know it you can get Windows 7 Professional MAK key w/ 1 activation. Retail key is completely different as everyone knows also you can get the MAK key w/ 1 and up to 5 activations max. This type of activation is granted only for students and certain universities. I will provide some screenshots with "1" activation later.

    Yes of course, I am still and i will be and i agree that i have such such such :) But do remember even in MSDN Ultimate Sub. you don't have access to certain products like, Access 2013, OneNote 2013, InfoPath 2013, OneNote 2013 and Lync 2013. These products are only available in DreamSpark Premium Subscription, this is a different story. I just need to know the University Name where the MAK keys are delivered to students. Hope someone with that option can provide their University Name.

    PS: Do remember the purpose of MAK key will enable you to install Enterprise 8.1 which you can get from your University via Lab Installs, If you have access to it.

    This member "
    KNARZ
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/vb4_style/statusicon/user-offline.png " has it but he denies to tell me the University Name.

    I will wait.
     
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  13. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    There are reasons for my denying. And MAK was only in the past and only for Win7. --> Before the complete overhaulin of the Dreamspark Portal. In this time it was MSDNAA and as I remember right the provider was not the current one (onthehub.com)
    Why do you want this MAK Keys over Retail so hard? Do I miss something special here?
    Current state: no enterprise versions are available and won't be.
     
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  14. MSDNAA

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    I just wanted to know the University Name or tell me type of your University. Because I contacted Kivuto and they are asking for the University name which provides MAK key to students, so that they can confirm some things. Now I am stuck here.

    Why do you want this MAK Keys over Retail so hard? Do I miss something special here?
    I need MAK keys in order to install 8.1 Enterprise / Pro VL. Yes you are definitely missing something

    Current state: no enterprise versions are available and won't be.
    Think again - check these screenshots.
    DreamSpark_8_1_Enterprise.png DreamSpark_8_1_Pro.png

    I have one client who got MAK key from his university, he got a link from me for Pro VL by showing the following proof. I have marked the MAK key with an Arrow pointing to it.
    8.1 MAK Key.png 8.1 MAK Key_1.png

    If you are DreamSpark Premium Subscription admin you can obtain 100 MAK keys in one shot.

    Now if anybody would be kind enough to provide the University Name if you have access to MAK keys.

    Thanks
     
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    Yup saw that but ...:(

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  17. MSDNAA

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  18. FaiKee

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    OK, OIC...... :eek: