Ok, I don't know where to post this, so if it is the wrong place, sorry. I'm thinking of buying a MSDN Subscription Operating System, and was wondering what is on the CDs in the box?
yifan_lu wrote:Ok, I don't know where to post this, so if it is the wrong place, sorry. I'm thinking of buying a MSDN Subscription Operating System, and was wondering what is on the CDs in the box?
Is that a trick question?
Presuming that you want to know what else is included besides the various versions of Windows, it includes the Library disc, SDK disc (.NET Framework, Windows SDK, etc.) and Virtual PC.
If you are lucky, you'll get Steve Balmers pictures
Or if you are unluck, a paris hilton video
Seriously, when you decided to "buy" the MSDN subscription, did you bother to check their website? The page where they say what each level means, how much it costs, and what you get on the CD?
Ok, thanks. I did look through MSDN's website, and it doesn't say what software come IN THE BOX.
Everyone so quick to get their jab in.
Read the op. He/she is buying it retail. That's my take from the liberal use of "in the box" throughout their posts.
Now, I'm afraid I don't know the answer for sure. The retail version of the higher up tiers contain CD/DVDs of the MSDN library. Basically you're not going to get what you want in the box. Inside you'll find a code number. You'll go to a website and enter the code to activate your subscription. After several days/weeks you'll recieve your first shipment. Then you'll have your disks. At least that's how it used to work.
That being said if you are in fact thinking of buying it retail I recommend you don't. You can find a new subscription cheaper than the retail cost. Just google it for a bit.