What is a Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Product Key Card ?

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  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

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    At Future shop here in the great white north, it is $469.00 versus 669 for the software?

    Never used this but I could use the $200.

    What is the catch? Downside?
     
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    technically you can use this on ANY system IF you can get one. thy are only supposed to b sold or included with a new pre built pc. but it will work the biggest issue i see is it is good for only ONE INSTALLATION and ONE SINGLE ACTIVATION. so if you ever need to reinstall you will be stuck. if you do somehow get one imo i would do a fresh clean install of just your os and office this way you can go back to the clean image any time you need to without needing to re-activate
     
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    Yes I see your point. It isn't such a bad idea anyway to have a clean image like that. Of course user would have to apply any fixes/patches since the date of the image, save all the user data on an external drive which again ani't a bad thought. Nice way to wipe as well any stray parasites we miss are gone as well.

    But all this to save $200... hmmmm
     
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    The other downside is it sounds like an OEM version, and for those support comes from the hardware vendor, not Microsoft.

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    to be honest buy a technet account for approx 280$ you get 10 lic's for EACH VERSION of win 7 Plus 10 LIC'S FOR EACH VERSION OF OFFICE 2010 AS WELL. each are good for up to 10 activations.. WELL WORTH IT IMO
     
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    still 5 for each version is plenty imo for the price.. they always run specials on it also

    wow and imo this is bs though.. im SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GLAD i took all ten keys for each product before this went into effect, i just asked and any keys already drawn will be fine and you will not get 5 of yuor ten taken away or id be soooo pissed. im using these on every day machines. that would just suck. as i said though if you can get a 20% off discount as they usually offer at times all over the place that would be 399-20% for 5 keys to EACH product imo would still be very worth it. but man glad i took all my keys already
     
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    the promo code (25% off on technet pro) valid till Oct 31, 2010 is

    TNITQ413

    brings price to 26x.00 STILL WELL worth it imo for 5 keys to EACH product

    to add this is actually what you get for that price:

    Office 2010 Standard - 2 or 5 keys.
    Office 2010 Proplus - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Starter - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Starter N and KN - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Home Basic - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Home Premium - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Home Premium N and KN - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Professional - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Professional N and KN - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Ultimate - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Ultimate N and KN - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows 7 Enterprise - 500 activations only on Technet Pro (One MAK key = 500 activations) This MAK key also work on Win 7 Professional.
    Office 2007 Standard - 2 or 5 keys.
    Office 2007 Enterprise - 2 or 5 keys.
    Office 2007 Ultimate - 2 or 5 keys.
    Office 2007 Professional - 2 or 5 keys.
    Office 2007 Professional Plus - 2 or 5 keys.
    Access 2007 - 2 or 5 keys.
    Access 2010 - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Home Edition - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Home Edition K - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Home Edition KN - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition - 10 keys.
    Windows XP Professional - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Professional Edition K - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Professional Edition KN - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition - 2 or 5 keys.
    Windows XP Media Center Edition - 2 or 5 keys.

    understand that 2 keys = Technet Standard and 5 keys = Technet pro

    2 keys = 20 activations 10 each key
    5 keys = 50 activations 10 each key

    All other software gives you 10 keys. Or ONE MAK key with 500 activations (Server 2008 and R2) and 100 activations for Vista Enterprise (only on Technet Pro)
     
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    Pete:

    I was Staples today and they sell these. They are in two forms, some have MS support (more $) some don't.

    Some can be used only on 1 machine others on more.

    Some are upgrades from say vista to windows 7.

    Looks like a new market is opening up, no install disk as you download BUT if you do images regular it seems not an issue.

    The disks I got from Amazon were ( how to put this? ) flawed. Cheap yes but won't install properly and had missing components.

    Moral? download direct from vendor server.
     
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