Home Premium[Acer OEM] >Ultimate [technet sub. PK] ?? pitfalls??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by rgh1951, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. rgh1951

    rgh1951 Guest

    I have a legit technet sub product key and install DVD iso (extracted to
    folder on a logical partition)...Can I just run setup from the Ultimate
    folder and use the product key I have as a technet subscriber?? Is there
    anything about Acer OS customization that would cause problems with this??
    Any info would be appreciated
    rgh1951, Jun 25, 2007
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  2. Or, can I use the Vista Ultimate product key with the upgrade DVD that came
    in teh box at purchase...the Windows Anytime Upgrade DVD???
    Robert[rheidlage at hotmail.com], Jun 26, 2007
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  3. You should burn a DVD from the ISO you have downloaded.
    Also I assume this is not your day to day machine that you use for regular
    tasks - if it is then you are NOT licensed to use the operating systems you
    get from TechNet they are for evaluation and demonstration use only.
    Please reread the master license agreement for the appropriate use of the
    TechNet software.
    "... Software is licensed for evaluation purposes only—not for use in
    production environments. TechNet Plus subscriptions include the most recent
    Microsoft software version. Visit Microsoft Software License Terms for
    details on your use rights for evaluation software and other components of
    the TechNet Subscription product. ..."
    Mike Brannigan, Jun 27, 2007
  4. rgh1951

    rgh1951 Guest

    No, this is not a day-to-day machine. "Evaluation" means figuring out what
    works and what doesn't, and what the pitfalls may be....on the various makes
    models and pre-existing OS of the client machines I manage. Self-education
    falls within the parameters of "evaluation." I think I'm well within the
    licensing obligations.
    I was just hoping someone had some prior experience with an Acer Home
    Premium bought off the shelf, that I'm having to deal with. It has some
    funny customizations...eSecurity, etc. I know I can simply wipe the drive; I
    was hoping to avoid that.
    And please, no more remonstrances from legal eagles...
    rgh1951, Jun 27, 2007
  5. Unless you are home user with no other option you should perform a clean
    This will ensure the most stable system.
    Obviously you should ensure you have all the available drives downloaded
    from the Acer web site to support the device.
    As regards additional third party software installed by Acer again removing
    this will lead to a more stable system and you maybe able to download these
    for reinstallation, however if you are in a corporate environment as is
    intimated by the phrase "of the client machines I manage" You probably have
    a set of corporate standard security product to install anyway, also having
    a home user configured machine with the preinstalled OEM and additional
    software is not a common corporate environment so you are unlikely to be
    managing such a configuration and thus setting up your machine to as close
    to those you manage to enable you to learn is more likely to be successful
    in the long term as regards your education.

    So when is your eval period going to end and you make a purchasing decision
    to buy a retail OS for this machine (or repurpose the machine or another
    eval of a product)? - as is the point of an evaluation product.
    Note if this is what you consider a test machine then this is outside of the
    TechNet license and you would normally use a MSDN subscription for this
    Mike Brannigan, Jun 27, 2007
  6. rgh1951

    rgh1951 Guest

    I'm closing this... this is not a "corporate" environment. The prep is for
    work in an academic environment; you know, tenured faculty who can buy
    anything they want, even with a credit card off the shelf with their grant
    money...I was hoping to find someone who had already sone what I have to
    do...so I didn't spend time on redos....

    rgh1951, Jun 27, 2007
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