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post #41 of 47
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That just made it a bit more confusing (mostly that second part).

Okay, if you buy a retail or oem key you can use that key on 2 machines at the same time (ie Laptop/Desktop), say you have it on your laptop and then put it on your desktop both work at same time

A key from dreamspark means you can only use it on 1 machine at a time, so say you have it on your desktop and then put it on your laptop, your desktop version stops working and if you wish to use again on your desktop you have to re register it and then your laptop version stops working

What is confusing about this ?
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post #42 of 47
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Okay, if you buy a retail or oem key you can use that key on 2 machines at the same time (ie Laptop/Desktop), say you have it on your laptop and then put it on your desktop both work at same time

A key from dreamspark means you can only use it on 1 machine at a time, so say you have it on your desktop and then put it on your laptop, your desktop version stops working and if you wish to use again on your desktop you have to re register it and then your laptop version stops working

What is confusing about this ?

Nevermind, got it now.

 

I simply didn't know you could use a retain key on a laptop and a desktop. -_-"

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post #43 of 47
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Nevermind, got it now.

I simply didn't know you could use a retain key on a laptop and a desktop. -_-"

Yeah it's always been part of retail license to allow 2 systems on same key
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post #44 of 47
I had access to dreamspark like 4 years ago, but i don't think i ever downloaded something from it tongue.gif. I don't think you could download windows from it back then.
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post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by Heartl3ss View Post

Wow that's really cool..its only available for premium members or all of them? And its the full edition and completely free? ph34r-smiley.gif

There is windows 8.1 Pro in the non-premium account. From what I have seen there is no difference between the one they include and an OEM copy, except more backwards compatibility (This is from Googling I am not sure if that is correct.)
post #46 of 47
I have embedded 8.1 pro etc etc title installed right now and it is 8.1 through and through. no difference other than the name really. All games, programs, everything has installed and worked just fine since I installed it on desktop and laptop. for anyone who can't get a premium account through their school but still has a base account it is an easy way to get full "legal" 8.1
post #47 of 47
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Just confirmed that UK High school students can use dreamspark without their school enrolling. All they have to do is take a picture or screenshot of their class schedule.
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