Hi all. I'm new here. With windows 8 set to be released to all in less than a week, I have no doubt once that happens, it'll become much harder to purchase windows 7 if one prefers to do so. I personally would love to obtain volume multiple activation licenses for windows 7 while I still can. The reason I'd prefer volume license over normal retail, is that I can know how many activations I have left on the key, something no retail product will allow you to know. I currently have a volume license for windows 7 professional with 5 activations, of which I've used 1 for one of my classes. Does anyone know how I can go about obtaining another MAK volume license key for windows 7? My MSDNAA/dreamspark student account only allows me to order just 1 copy of windows 7 or any other product for that matter. And since Microsoft has in my view made technet virtually useless, I'm not sure if I can purchase a volume license direct from them in any way. If anyone can let me know of ways I can obtain volume license keys for windows 7 professional, I'd be interested. Again it's not that I hate retail channel, its just that I prefer knowing how many activations I have available to me, so for example if a friend's PC needs to be reloaded, I can do so without wondering if activation will be successful. I hope I'm not crazy in asking this question. Thanks.