Technet retail key activation limit?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zfeet, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. zfeet

    zfeet MDL Junior Member

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    So I've been trying to find out if there is an activation limit on retail Technet keys for Windows 7. I am not sure if my approach was wrong but I used the combination of slmgr.vbs /upk and slmgr.vbs /ipk on a virtual machine. After 20 activations is keeps activating happily without any problems.

    Is there any sure way to know how many activations are left or does there have to be hardware changes before the activation limit decreases and has to be done over the phone?
     
  2. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I have used more than 20 activations per key. However, do not know if new subscriptions (after 16 Jul changes) will enjoy the same.
     
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  3. zfeet

    zfeet MDL Junior Member

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    The new terms is the reason I won't be renewing my subscription any longer. I went to 41 activations and still no problems.
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK, the technet subscriptions was limited to 10 computer and each 10 activations.
     
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  5. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    What is limited is the quantity of keys you can get for a soft or Os version now. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Before they changed everything I was under the impression it was 10 computers with unlimited activations for each machine

    I have used different keys WAY more than 10 times on the same PC
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You was able to use more than 10 activation but needed to call to MS and spoke to an techie for to get re-activated after the 10 times per Key was exceeded!
     
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  8. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Nope, I can still activate the same keys online, no phone needed
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe depend on Activation Center/Server/Country?!
     
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