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How to tell if license is time limited / Dreamspark

Dr. J 25,329 3,369 January 16, 2013 at 03:19 PM
I guess Dreamspark is kind of like MS's old MSDNAA program, providing free software and license keys to educational institutions, students, faculty, etc - Anyway I wound up taking a class that requires MS Project so we were set up with Dreamspark accounts - under software (in cart) it says:

Extended Access Guarantee (24 months) - Included
24 months of access to your download and/or key. This does not extend the duration of time-limited licenses (if applicable).

However I can't see anywhere in the product description if the product is time limited or not. does anyone familiar with Dreamspark know where to find this info?

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Quote from Dr. J View Post :
I guess Dreamspark is kind of like MS's old MSDNAA program, providing free software and license keys to educational institutions, students, faculty, etc - Anyway I wound up taking a class that requires MS Project so we were set up with Dreamspark accounts - under software (in cart) it says:

Extended Access Guarantee (24 months) - Included
24 months of access to your download and/or key. This does not extend the duration of time-limited licenses (if applicable).

However I can't see anywhere in the product description if the product is time limited or not. does anyone familiar with Dreamspark know where to find this info?
I've used DreamSpark a few times (for Windows and a few other applications), and I've never noticed anything about expiration dates or had any troubles. I don't think the software expires. It's a real, full version.
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Same nothing I have gotten has ever expired.
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Ditto. I have gotten several copies of Vista, 7, and 9 over the years and it has never expired.

It's not supposed to since it is the full license as far as I'm concerned.
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ditto. I have gotten several copies of vista, 7, and 9 over the years and it has never expired.

It's not supposed to since it is the full license as far as i'm concerned.
9? OMG
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Ditto. I have gotten several copies of Vista, 7, and 9 over the years and it has never expired.

It's not supposed to since it is the full license as far as I'm concerned.
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you got him!
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Does 9 come with HDMI?
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I take the expiration bit to be regarding how long I can d/l both (iso and keys), not the software itself.
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9? OMG
Yes. I am from the future...Windows 9 sucks btw you guys. The neural implant BSODs at least once a day forcing me to reboot my brain. I'd wait until 10...

..oh worst part? They're still using Metro. Stick Out Tongue
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I take the expiration bit to be regarding how long I can d/l both (iso and keys), not the software itself.
Correct. Just keep the iso and the key, and you can activate it for the foreseeable future.
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