On 9/16/2010 10:18
AM, Kelvin Chu wrote:
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My laptop is owned by the University and I use it only for University business but because it isn't a desktop machine, I have XP installed via parallels. I'm unable to keep the Windows7 install running because it appears to phone home every once in a while and realize that it doesn't have a 132.198 IP address (my guess).
Is there a middle ground solution besides buying the work-at-home media, such as a UVM copy that I don't have to pay for but that I can use on machines that are off campus? I don't really feel like paying Microsoft but I also don't want to get into trouble.
Institutionally owned systems that have a volume license
edition of Windows Vista or Windows 7 installed should
activate automatically, owing to the presence of our KMS
(Key Management Server) on campus.
For off-campus systems, what you need is a MAK (Multiple
Activation Key) to activate the product. As long as
your system is institutionally owned, you are entitled
to use our MAK for systems that will not be traveling
onto campus with any particular frequency.
As an FYI for others monitoring this discussion,
personally owned systems are not
entitled to use
Volume License editions of Windows. However, you are
entitled to one
copy of Windows 7 though the
work-at-home program, as long as you will be doing a
fair amount of institutional work on your personal
system. You can buy work-at-home media though the
Computer Depot in the Davis Center. Prices are quite
low, especially when compared to the cost of a full
academic license for Win7.
J. Greg Mackinnon | ETS Systems Architecture and
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