Students: Get Windows 7 legally @ a discount when released

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 7' started by DRTigerlilly, Apr 19, 2009.

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  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    With many people wondering what the Windows 7 pricing will be and whether it will cost less, the same, or more than Vista, there are some ways you can legally get Windows 7 at a discount or even for free when the final version is ready later this year.

    1. Between June 26, 2009 and January 31, 2010, any new computer purchased with Windows Vista will qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 7. So if you've been planning on purchasing a new PC in the near future, you should hold off just a little while longer.

    2. Check and see if your school is with the MSDNAA or Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance. If they are, check with their specific MSDNAA site when the final version of Windows 7 comes out to see if they distribute it.

    3. Check with Microsoft DreamSpark. This is a special site from Microsoft that gives out free software to people who have a valid e-mail address from any of the qualifying schools listed. It's possible they could put Windows 7 up there once it's released.

    4. If you're in the US, Canada or Europe, and are in school, there's a site called Journey Ed that gives out software and other kinds of products at a discount. You just need to show them some kind of proof.


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  2. CalebSchmerge

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    I got Vista Business free when it came out through my University - I am hoping to get Win 7 - I would love to run it on 3 different computers, so if I can get one of them discounted, that would be great!
     
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    Also, if it is not on DreamSpark, it is possible that a discounted Ultimate upgrade may be on Microsoft's Ultimate Steal - http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx

    They have Office Ultimate (regular, non-upgrade) and Windows Vista Ultimate (upgrade) at what appears to be a steep discount, especially for Office. I suspect they would replace Vista Ultimate with 7 Ultimate.

    ~Daniel
     
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    I'd rather get an OEM or retail version of 7 if I could. I don't want to deal with upgrade versions.
     
  5. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    @ Jedizero666 you can still use upgrade media to perform a clean install.
     
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