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January 23, 2013 4:49:24 PM

Will i be ok if i use a windows KMS activation key from my mums school on my home computer??

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January 23, 2013 4:53:41 PM

Thomzey said:
Will i be ok if i use a windows KMS activation key from my mums school on my home computer??


No, that is piracy. If they catch you stealing their product key you could face lots of fines and possibly jail time.

Just buy a legit copy.

Also, reported.
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January 23, 2013 4:55:01 PM

yarmock said:
No, that is piracy. If they catch you stealing their product key you could face lots of fines and possibly jail time.

Just buy a legit copy.

Also, reported.

its not piracy my mums school brought it
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January 23, 2013 4:58:12 PM

Thomzey said:
its not piracy my mums school brought it


For the school? Or for you?

If its for the school that is technically stealing.

Also you would need enterprise or professional to even use KMS, i believe.
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January 23, 2013 4:59:20 PM

Thomzey said:
its not piracy my mums school brought it



Hi :) 

But YOU didn't buy it...education establishments get special pricing from Microsoft on CONDITION THAT THE LICENSES ARE ONLY USED IN THE SCHOOL...

So YES ITS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO USE IT..

If MS find out, the school will lose ALL its licenses and your Mum will probably lose her job....

All the best Brett :) 
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January 23, 2013 5:00:37 PM

yarmock said:
For the school? Or for you?

If its for the school that is technically stealing.

Also you would need enterprise or professional to even use KMS, i believe.

they have lots of spare one that they don't need and i was allowed to use one and idk if i need the Pro or enterprise editons to do it
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January 23, 2013 5:01:34 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

But YOU didn't buy it...education establishments get special pricing from Microsoft on CONDITION THAT THE LICENSES ARE ONLY USED IN THE SCHOOL...

So YES ITS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO USE IT..

If MS find out, the school will lose ALL its licenses and your Mum will probably lose her job....

All the best Brett :) 

oh ok thank you I wont use it then thanks for you reply
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January 23, 2013 5:07:02 PM

Thomzey said:
Will i be ok if i use a windows KMS activation key from my mums school on my home computer??
If is is just for you personally then no it wouldn't be ok. However if your mom sometimes needs to use your computer to upload reports or VPN into her work or do any work related business and technically owns the computer then yes it is ok. Your mom and by default you would have fair use of the license and the operating system.

I don't know why folks don't just explain that instead of going all douche bag on the kid.
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January 23, 2013 5:10:57 PM

warezme said:
If is is just for you personally then no it wouldn't be ok. However if your mom sometimes needs to use your computer to upload reports or VPN into her work or do any work related business and technically owns the computer then yes it is ok. Your mom and by default you would have fair use of the license and the operating system.

I don't know why folks don't just explain that instead of going all douche bag on the kid.



Hi :) 

I am a School Governor in the UK ...

One of our feeder schools gave out a few of its licenses and they LOST ALL of their entitlements to MS Licenses...it cost them many thousands of pounds to replace over 60 licenses with retail ones...they were NOT happy...

His mum would have to apply IN WRITING to get HOME USE for 1 license... and its rarely granted....

All the best Brett :) 
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January 23, 2013 5:15:26 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

I am a School Governor in the UK ...

One of our feeder schools gave out a few of its licenses and they LOST ALL of their entitlements to MS Licenses...it cost them many thousands of pounds to replace over 60 licenses with retail ones...they were NOT happy...

His mum would have to apply IN WRITING to get HOME USE for 1 license... and its rarely granted....

All the best Brett :) 
It would depend on local licensing. Here at my University (in Texas), licenses can be purchased for $10, or the cost of media and used for school related functions. As long as the license is used on a system owned by the faculty, staff or student currently affiliated with the University and is installed and used on a computer used for business or in this case school related activities, there is no problem. It is fair use.

note: a KMS license is not an individual license and would require a KMS server authentication response, so even if the kid used the license, unless he has a direct connection via a domain authenticated connection the license server, it would eventually quit on its own. His moms school would have to have a single license purchase agreement for him to obtain a key legally.
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