Technet key vs retail key vs oem key

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  1. Xellos2099

    Xellos2099 Platinum Member

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    I got some question concerning technet window 8 key. Are there key consider retail key thus able to reinstall in case of crash and upgrade or si it like oem key where it is one time only install
     
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  3. JackMDS

    JackMDS Super Moderator<BR>Elite Member
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    TechNet keys should behave like retail.

    If it does not reactivated auto call the 800 number.


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  4. fleshconsumed

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    I believe Microsoft made a change to TechNet activation last year. TechNet keys will only activate as long as the subscription is still active, otherwise you're OOL. Not sure what it means for reinstalling/reactivation. Best solution is to make a system image backup.
     
  5. oslama

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    I have activated several TechNet keys even after my subscription expired.