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kOrny Dec 06, 2009, 11:41am EST Report Abuse
Have you guys been to http://www.win741.com? If you have a .edu email address, you can get Windows 7 for 30 bucks. Only until early Jan though.


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Shawn Langley Dec 06, 2009, 12:34pm EST Report Abuse
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Disappointed it doesn't apply to .ac.uk students too =( but awesome none the less should boost their slice of the market share pie a bit.

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Vitaliy (Administrator) Dec 06, 2009, 01:05pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 only $30 for students
If you are an Engineering, Computer Science or possibly other student with access to MSDNAA (http://www.msdnaa.net) then you may have access to it for free.

Dec 06, 2009, 01:28pm EST Report Abuse
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Vitaliy (1) said on Dec 06, 2009 at 10:05am PST:
If you are an Engineering, Computer Science or possibly other student with access to MSDNAA (http://www.msdnaa.net) then you may have access to it for free.

Yep, that's a great deal. I got 4 Windows 7 Professional keys from MSDNAA (Eng x86/x64, Chinese x86/x64), all of which activated copies of x64 (English, of course).

Meats_Of_Evil Dec 06, 2009, 01:46pm EST Report Abuse
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I got it for free and I'm not into either of those professions Vitaliy.

I remember the email I got from the University about the Microsoft conference and there was a list to sign up and receive a Windows 7 cd so I signed up the minute I received the email and a few weeks late another e-mail came with the invitation of the MSDNAA! I got Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit for freeeeeee!

Also, there's a ton of programs you can get, including Vista Business, XP Pro, Debugging OS's and other Microsoft stuff. No Microsoft Office though.

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Dave Dec 06, 2009, 01:46pm EST Report Abuse
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kOrny Dec 06, 2009, 01:47pm EST Report Abuse
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Yea its perfect for the people who ARENT CS majors (like me, but i DID get my friends 32-bit copy he got through the MSDNAA thing ;)).

Scumbag Blues Dec 06, 2009, 01:47pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 only $30 for students
I got mine for $7... presumably to match the name.

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Meats_Of_Evil Dec 06, 2009, 01:49pm EST Report Abuse
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Shawn Langley (47036) said on Dec 06, 2009 at 13:34 AST:
Disappointed it doesn't apply to .ac.uk students too =( but awesome none the less should boost their slice of the market share pie a bit.


You need to read more mate.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/studentoffer/default.aspx

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Shawn Langley Dec 06, 2009, 06:56pm EST Report Abuse
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*Puts on the dunce hat and sits in corner*

But woohoo thanks Dave and Meats totally missed that one :D

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Adam Kolak Dec 06, 2009, 09:47pm EST Report Abuse
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Vitaliy (1) said on Dec 06, 2009 at 10:05am PST:
If you are an Engineering, Computer Science or possibly other student with access to MSDNAA (http://www.msdnaa.net) then you may have access to it for free.

Yep, that's a great deal. I got 4 Windows 7 Professional keys from MSDNAA (Eng x86/x64, Chinese x86/x64), all of which activated copies of x64 (English, of course).

Yes, my university offers this as well and I have taken full advantage of it. It has been very helpful both on my own machines as well as when working in the labs and needing a certain Windows OS fast and legally.

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~Vel Dec 07, 2009, 01:23am EST Report Abuse
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Does anyone know if this can be done on an unactivated install?

Juan Pena Dec 07, 2009, 09:15am EST Report Abuse
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k0rny said:
Have you guys been to http://www.win741.com?


Is this legal? is it a 100% Microsoft legal? Or just a pirated copy?

What's that saying, it it is too good to be true...?

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Meats_Of_Evil Dec 07, 2009, 10:30am EST Report Abuse
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Yes it is legal, it's a benefit some students get from Microsoft. I think this is part of a campaign they had that said the more educated consumers are the better for them since it is less likely that in the future they will pirate M$ products. You see what they're doing? They're luring us in early! they're brainwashing us to buy their products in the future!

Hey what's wrong with that right :_)

Be ware though, a certain individual here will try to lure you to other stuff like opensource projects and OS's which require a computer science degree to make a printer work.

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Sean Costello Dec 07, 2009, 10:55am EST Report Abuse
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I agree with juan, this website looks less than legit by the urls, i'd rather go straight through MS

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Afrow UK Dec 07, 2009, 11:37am EST Report Abuse
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All CS students at Birmingham University get a Windows 7 Professional license for free :)

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<a class= Dec 07, 2009, 01:44pm EST Report Abuse
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On that site I can't find what version of the OS they're offering. Professional probably?

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Meats_Of_Evil Dec 07, 2009, 01:54pm EST Report Abuse
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Sean, I already tried just for the heck of it and the email came directly to my .edu account. Now I don't know if that makes it anymore legit but I wanted to type that.

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kOrny Dec 07, 2009, 03:00pm EST Report Abuse
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Yeah its legal. I got one as a gift for my mom. I paid $29.99 n they sent me download links for an .iso or .exe (similar to the way I downloaded my MSDNAA copy) as well as a product key via email.

It's for a copy of Home Premium (32 or 64 bit). I already burnt the ISO to a disc and it works fine.

Juan Pena Dec 08, 2009, 03:31am EST Report Abuse
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Well, thanks for the replies to my question.

I went ahead and made the purchase. Downloaded the iso, burnt it and installed it. Now, I also got an email with the product key. As I enter it, I get the following:

the product key does not match current Windows Sku

This is as far as I can go. I made sure I typed it correctly.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance,

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40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
Juan Pena Dec 08, 2009, 08:13am EST Report Abuse
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Problem solved; Whatever I had done, I just reinstalled and system accepted my key and got activated.

Thanks to all,

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