Windows 7 Enterprise?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Linktopower, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Total noob question. whats the difference with Windows 7 Enterprise? is there anything to gain from using it?
    What is it? For business's or something special?

    I just wanted to know... just out of Curiosity's sake. hope someone could enlighten me :).
     
  2. steven4554

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    Enterprise is meant for corporations and business use mainly, and it's really just a rebranded Ultimate version.

    The difference between Ultimate and Enterprise is the activation method:-

    Ultimate uses Retail and OEM keys.

    Enterprise only Volume License keys (KMS or MAK) which can only be activated through a KMS Server, or emulation of a KMS Server.

    Both editions use the same features.
     
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  3. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    So that's all it is then. well thank you for telling what it is :) I guess I need to study up KMS and MAK. and see if I can understand.But me taking a guess here through KMS activation. will it activate Window 7 Enterprise permanently?
     
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    Your welcome, and no it will only activate Enterprise for 180 Days!
     
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  5. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Oh so only 180 days eh? hmm... whats the use of activating that way. meh whatever, Thanks!
     
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    #6 steven4554, Sep 29, 2012
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    Well before with XP and Server 2003 (both x86 and x64), you could download a copy, and use a leaked volume license key that was still valid and passed WGA, plus you didn't need to activate any of these versions.

    Because of this, MS had to bring in a new way to activate VL versions of Windows to stop people from getting free copies of Windows! (Not that it has stopped anyone from working around this.):rolleyes:
     
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    Wow you could use an Leaked Key and activate a XP or Server 2003 and pass WGA!? Wow I wish I would've known about that when I was using XP a long time ago.

    And yeah I know people found loop holes through Windows activation for awhile LOL.
    I wonder if you could if you could still use VL keys to activate XP now? Might look around for one of those keys and give it a try :p
     
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    I would advise against that yes you may find vlk keys that work but they do get blacklisted OEM:SLP is the way to go check out Windows-XP-Previous-MS-Operating-Systems section.
     
  10. Linktopower

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    Cool thanks!, I might give that try and see what I can find :)

    Oh yeah I know some of them can be blacklisted. The most I'll do is see how it works. Like on a VM or something. just for the fun of it :).