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.