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Old 07-27-2010, 03:21 PM
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This is a general quick question...

I'm considering signing up on a TechNet subscription and was wondering if the software that is downloaded be used like an OEM disk?

For example, Can the software provided through the TechNet subscription be used to reinstall Windows XP (or any other TechNet software) when the client has a valid windows product key?
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:34 PM
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I don't have a Technet subscription but I think they are the same as the retail versions. So you couldn't use them to reinstall an OEM version.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:42 AM
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I have used the all-in-one Vista from technet to install with an OEM license key. I've looked at the ISOs and the Vista and Win7 do not seem to be labeled as Retail, OEM, or Volume Licensing. Go figure.

I know for sure that XP does not work, though you can edit the ISO to make it accept OEM. I believe this article does the trick.

You get 10 licenses per program with Technet for evaluation also, but I'm not sure if you get another 10 when you renew. Anyone else know?
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AFAIK, there is no such thing as OEM/Retail/etc. with Vista/7 anymore.
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I have technet and can tell you..
The versions online are retail versions, so the xp will not work.
However, vista and 7 will, I have downloaded the images and created master disks of each one myself and have used them. Its a great resource. If you look not to hard on the net, you can find a 9 in 1 windows xp disk that has retail and oem versions on the same disk and I have been using one of those for xp, with no problems at all.
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