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Technet Home Basic Product Key

  1. #1


    Burt Johnson Guest

    Technet Home Basic Product Key

    I've got Windows vista Enterprise via my volume licensing/software assurance.
    Supposedly this allows me to run as many instances of Vista as I want as
    virutal machines running on my Vista Enterprise host system. I want to run
    an instance of Vista Home Basic as a virtual machine for testing purposes but
    don't seem to have a product key that will work with it. I've got Business,
    enterprise, and ultimate, but none of those work with Home Basic.

    What I'm trying to do seems to be legal under the licensing agreements so it
    seems like there should be a way?

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  3. #2


    Joe Morris Guest

    Re: Technet Home Basic Product Key

    "Burt Johnson" <Burt Johnson@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > I've got Windows vista Enterprise via my volume licensing/software
    > assurance.
    > Supposedly this allows me to run as many instances of Vista as I want as
    > virutal machines running on my Vista Enterprise host system. I want to
    > run
    > an instance of Vista Home Basic as a virtual machine for testing purposes
    > but
    > don't seem to have a product key that will work with it. I've got
    > Business,
    > enterprise, and ultimate, but none of those work with Home Basic.
    >
    > What I'm trying to do seems to be legal under the licensing agreements so
    > it
    > seems like there should be a way?
    A Technet subscription does not include the home flavors of Vista, only the
    business versions. See the charts at

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb892756.aspx

    If you have a current MSDN subscription you can get the product ID for all
    flavors of Vista from the MSDN web site (a different key for each flavor).
    Go to

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    and enter your Passport credentials (or, if you've never registered your
    subscription, create a Passport). Registering a subscription will require
    the subscription ID and the exact name under which the subscription was
    opened. If you need help, contact the Software Assurance benefits
    administrator at your office and/or the software distributor through which
    your volume license purchases are executed.

    H'mmm...just now checked those links...Microsoft must have changed them in
    the past day or so; they now refer to "Microsoft Live" rather than
    "Passport."

    If you have a current registered subscription, just go to the "Downloads"
    page and click the "Product Keys" link for a complete list of all keys to
    which you are entitled. Alternatively, go to the Vista download list,
    locate the appropriate image (probably "Windows Vista with Service pack 1
    (x86) - DVD (English)" and click the KEYS link.

    Joe Morris



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  4. #3


    AJR Guest

    Re: Technet Home Basic Product Key

    A subscription via Softwasre Assurance provides for MAKs (Multiple
    Activation Keys) for Vista .

    Vista Enterprise license provides for installation of four (4) virtual
    computers - note "Virtual " - does not refer to OSs.


    "Burt Johnson" <Burt Johnson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:85B10DEC-CAE5-4B43-A5F9-128CF10F6F7E@xxxxxx

    > I've got Windows vista Enterprise via my volume licensing/software
    > assurance.
    > Supposedly this allows me to run as many instances of Vista as I want as
    > virutal machines running on my Vista Enterprise host system. I want to
    > run
    > an instance of Vista Home Basic as a virtual machine for testing purposes
    > but
    > don't seem to have a product key that will work with it. I've got
    > Business,
    > enterprise, and ultimate, but none of those work with Home Basic.
    >
    > What I'm trying to do seems to be legal under the licensing agreements so
    > it
    > seems like there should be a way?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: Technet Home Basic Product Key

    vista key

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    Re: Technet Home Basic Product Key

    i need window vista home basic product activation key.

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  7. #6


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Technet Home Basic Product Key

    Go and buy a license.

    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "fakhar abbas" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message news:149e9378b5c150b353672c71d026363c@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > i need window vista home basic product activation key.
    >
    >
    > --
    > fakhar abbas

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  8. #7


    AJR Guest

    Re: Technet Home Basic Product Key

    All downloads via a TechNet subscription (includinmg volume licensees)
    include MAK
    Multiple Activation Keys - default of ten installations. Does not mean
    separate keys but one key for all installations.

    Also ALL flavors of Vista are available - including Home version.
    ..
    "Joe Morris" <j.c.morris@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:gcrqbl0m44@xxxxxx

    > "AJR" <ajrjdr@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>A subscription via Softwasre Assurance provides for MAKs (Multiple
    >>Activation Keys) for Vista .
    >
    > A MAK is usable only on system built from volume license media, and Vista
    > Business and Vista Enterprise are the only flavors of Vista for which
    > volume license media exists. (Volume license customers *do* have rights
    > to Vista Ultimate, but there is no MAK for it: you have to obtain a
    > separate product ID for each installation. Stupid, but that's the way
    > Microsoft wants it.)
    >
    > A Technet subscription under a VLA does get you the ability to download
    > volume license media for Enterprise (and an MAK for it), but not for
    > Business VLA media, and not for either of the home-flavored versions.
    >
    > Joe Morris
    >


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