Windows 10 licensing: Can I install Windows 10 EDU on my personal PC & use it even after my classes are over?

I have been taking some classes at the local community college. As part of taking those Windows-based classes, we get access to Microsoft DreamSpark, which is the online Windows store for faculty and students. I was able to get free versions of various OSs and software: Server 2012 R2, Server 2008 R2, Window 8 & 8.1 Pro and Visio 2013. After completing the "purchase" for each item, I got a key for any software package or OS that requires a key.   Mostly, I've been using those for class: installing them in VMs to complete assignments or to help study for my classes.  I have never kept those VMs running past my need to use them for study & preparation for my classes.

I downloaded Windows 10 EDU edition yesterday and have a key for it.   The features of the EDU version are similar to Windows 10 Enterprise, so I would definitely like to use it.

My class ends today. So, what I would like to know is this:  
Does my educational license to install and run that OS end with the class?
If I installed Windows 10 EDU on my Win8.1 laptop, would it expire if I don't continue taking classes at the college?

I asked the instructor about it, but he wasn't sure what to tell me.  I searched DreamSpark for an answer to that question, but I couldn't find anything.


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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianAsked:
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:

>>b.      End of Student Status.
The DreamSpark Direct Subscription is a special offering for students. Once you no longer qualify for the DreamSpark Direct Subscription (due to graduation or otherwise no longer meeting the definition of "you" above), your DreamSpark Direct Subscription will terminate; however, you may continue to use the software you obtained prior to termination of your student status subject to the terms of this agreement.

>>c.      Using Windows Desktop Operating Systems.
Your DreamSpark Direct Subscription includes certain Windows operating system products. You may install these products only on a computer that is already licensed to run a full version of a Windows operating system on it, as evidenced by a valid Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for a Windows operating system affixed to the computer.

>>d.      No commercial use.
Except as provided below, you may not use the DreamSpark Direct Subscription software for commercial purposes or commercial software application development, publication or distribution unless you first purchase the appropriate commercial license(s) for the software.


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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
My school's subscription to DreamSpark is provided through  I couldn't find that EULA on there at all.


Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome.
Glad I could help!
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