Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit - Get Genuine is a full operating system, not an upgrade, offered through Microsoft's Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organisations program. It is available only to correct scenarios in which an organisation has an existing PC with one of the following operating systems installed on it:
Once computers have genuine Microsoft Windows, users can keep their current operating system up-to-date with the latest service packs and security updates by downloading them with Microsoft Windows Update.
Windows 7 Professional is the latest Microsoft operating system. It features
enhanced performance, a simplified interface, expanded search capabilities, and
more secure networking. This 32-bit version operates on a computer with a
32-bit processor and 32-bit drivers.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 includes all previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Microsoft Windows 7.
Since Get Genuine products are part of the Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems title group, an organisation's request for them will reduce the number of operating system upgrade products it may request in its current two-year donation cycle.
The administrative fee for this Get Genuine product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.
With Microsoft Windows 7, organisations can choose between two types of volume license keys for product activation: a Key Management Service (KMS) license key or a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). Organisations will be provided with a Key Management Service (KMS) key for Microsoft Windows 7 by default on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website; that is, this is the only type of key an organisation will see unless they request a MAK.A KMS key requires at least 25 computers on a network for activation. Organisations with fewer than 25 computers should request a MAK from the Volume Licensing website after receiving this product.
Get Genuine products do not include the Software Assurance benefits that come with most other Microsoft software donations. If an organisation installs a Get Genuine product, that product will not have the benefit of receiving a free upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft Windows when it is released in the future. However, the Get Genuine product will provide a computer with a legal base operating system upon which Microsoft Windows upgrade products that include Software Assurance benefits offered through TechSoup New Zealand can be installed.
Additionally, organisations that request Get Genuine products will be able to downgrade their donation to earlier Microsoft Windows OS versions at no cost through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
Product functionality and appearance might vary with system configuration.