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MSDN activations have a soft limit of 10 per product, correct? If I log in to MSDN, does it display a count of current activations per product?

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I don't see why this would belong on StackOverflow, it's about using MSDN, not MSDN library. –  John T Nov 11 '09 at 14:38
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No, but it should. It would make things a lot easier than trying to remember yourself. Nothing's worse than doing a full reinstall of something just to find out your key is no longer valid.

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You can just get a new key from the subscriptions website though. We blew our key for XP due to many installs in VMs over time for testing, and got a new key without any hassle. No doubt there is a trigger somewhere that will go off if you do this too much, but as those 10 licenses are intended for testing purposes this sort of occurance must be expected to not be rare. –  David Spillett Nov 11 '09 at 15:29
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To add to John T's answer, below is feedback I sent to Microsoft on the subject:

It would be awesome if the Product Keys popups had a free text field to make a note for each key. I constantly forget which key I used on which computer and I'm always afraid I'll pick the wrong one after a rebuilt.

Here is the response I received:

Thanks for the Suggestion Scott! This is one we hear from time to time, and we know that it would help our customers keep track of which keys goes where, and it would be helpful because those notes would stay with the keys on the site, and so would never be lost. We have looked at it in the past, and we know it continues to be something our customers would value.

We have nothing to announce about changes or improvements to the platform, but we really appreciate you sending in this idea.



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Just realized this is 4 years old... my bad. –  Scott Beeson Jul 16 '13 at 16:43
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