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    MSDN offers Retail & VL keys for Windows 7. One can use a retail key in this case.


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    and here Microsoft Software License Terms I can read


    2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    a. One Copy per Computer. You may install one copy of the software on one computer. That computer is the “licensed computer.”
    b. Licensed Computer. You may use the software on up to two processors on the licensed computer at one time. Unless otherwise provided in these license terms, you may not use the software on any other computer.
    c. Number of Users. Unless otherwise provided in these license terms, only one user may use the software at a time.
    Just download the proper pdf file, the above mentioned one is related to Windows 7 Ultimate.

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    I'm not sure, but I dont think the license can be given to someone else.

    Pls see if you can find something here: MSDN Subscriptions | MSDN Subscription Software Use Rights, How can I use the software included in my MSDN Subscription?

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    So what do we concluded

    I feel we can't share it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riteshtechie View Post
    So what do we concluded

    I feel we can't share it right?
    Apparently this issue seems related to Catch 22 logic Catch-22 (logic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (*)




    an End User License Agreement is worth a reading anyway






    (*) If you never read Catch 22 by J. Heller I'd suggest you to do, it is really interesing and funny
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    leofelix: that´s from the retail-license.

    the question here is about the MSDN-license.

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    @ hackerman1: thank you, I agree

    MSDN Subscriptions are only offered per individual, there are no “team” subscriptions or sharing of subscription benefits. You should select the right MSDN Subscription for each person on your software development team based on the software that person needs to use and the support benefits required. Remember that team members who install the software (such as IT Professionals who install software for a test lab) will also need an MSDN subscription.
    Last edited by leofelix; 16th January 2010 at 17:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    I'm not sure, but I dont think the license can be given to someone else.

    Pls see if you can find something here: MSDN Subscriptions | MSDN Subscription Software Use Rights, How can I use the software included in my MSDN Subscription?
    Quote Originally Posted by leofelix View Post
    @ hackerman1: thank you, I agree
    I've replied to this link:
    Quote Originally Posted by iMav View Post
    Not really sure if that applies to Windows, and I'm pretty certain that Microsoft wouldn't give 100 activations per SKU to be used by one guy.

    Since your highlighted line mentions "benefits", the benefits page does not list Windows licenses as "benefits" MSDN Subscriptions | Learn about Subscriber Benefits, What is included in a MSDN Subscription?
    As far as I can see neither TechNet nor MSDN have explicitly restricted using the keys to activate Windows on other PCs & I am dead certain that you can. Unless someone has anything that clearly states anything otherwise.

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    Thanks everyone...but im 100% sure he not gonna sell it .He only wants to give two keys to his brother and that key he never used.......

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    @ iMav: we are talking about MSDN Subscription Software Use Rights


    If you have an MSDN Premium subscription, you can also install and use one copy of certain desktop applications on one device for any purpose.

    These products are:

    Office 2007 Ultimate ProductsOther Products
    • Access 2007
    • Accounting Express 2008
    • Excel 2007
    • InfoPath 2007
    • Groove 2007
    • OneNote 2007
    • Outlook 2007


    • Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager
    • PowerPoint 2007
    • Publisher 2007
    • Word 2007


    • Communicator 2007
    • Project Standard 2007
    • SharePoint Designer 2007
    • Visio Professional 2007


    It is obvious that Windows is part of the software included in the subscription

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