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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Technically finished uni now, and not going back next year... Luckily email account is still active eh!?

    Can't pass Win 7 Pro up for £30 squids.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    From the FAQ it looks like you have to buy the DVD as well if you want to do a clean (custom) install.
    Anyone know if this is right?

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    I'm confused - can you install this on a computer with no previous OS? IE is it a full license or just an upgrade??

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    its just a license i assume (upgrade only..) but does the vista upgrade trick work on win7?

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    So I couldn't install this on a newly built computer currently running Win7 RC? Sorry I just want to be sure as I wouldn't want to miss such a good deal. If it's upgrade only then it's not so good really...

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    So I couldn't install this on a newly built computer currently running Win7 RC? Sorry I just want to be sure as I wouldn't want to miss such a good deal. If it's upgrade only then it's not so good really...
    Which bit's confusing you? Is it
    Quote Originally Posted by The Article
    the chance to purchase either Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by The Article
    The only other requirement is that students must currently have a genuine copy of Windows to be eligible to purchase the upgrade version.
    In otherwords (or in fact, in the exact same words) , this is the upgrade version and you must have a genuine (retail or oem) copy of an earlier Microsoft OS to install this (I believe Windows 7 requires that earlier version to be either XP or Vista, but I could be wrong about that). However, I assume that (as with all other Windows upgrades) as long as you have the relevant previous OS you can do a clean install (you usually just need to put your previous Windows disk in the drive when prompted).

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Thanks for replying - sorry I hadn't properly read the details on the offer before I posted that question.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    it may also be possible (though i'm not 100% on this so someone correct me if i'm wrong) that seeing as you can install win 7 and dont have to activate it for 30 days you could install win 7 pro using an RTM disc if you can get one and then activate it with the key you get provided with on 22nd Oct, thus getting the benefits on a clean install and activating your copy

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    One last question - would it be possible to upgrade Vista HP to 7 Professional? Or would Vista HP only go to 7 HP?
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    One last question - would it be possible to upgrade Vista HP to 7 Professional? Or would Vista HP only go to 7 HP?
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    I dont think it matters what you are upgrading from as long as its a legit original version of XP or Vista.

    Afterall I'm moving from XP Home to Win 7 Professional

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    However, I assume that (as with all other Windows upgrades) as long as you have the relevant previous OS you can do a clean install (you usually just need to put your previous Windows disk in the drive when prompted).
    I actually don't have a Vista Home Premium DVD - my Laptop was pre-installed with it - and instead of some form of a 'recovery' disc, theres a recovery partition.

    However - they do say that a clean install is required to move from Vista HP to Windows 7 Professional (which is, definitely possible), so i'm sure they'll find some way of getting round it.

    That said... I might take my old Windows XP OEM CD to Uni just in case

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    So, does anyone know if you have to buy the DVD at extra cost to do the clean install, or can you create a bootable disc from the download??

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Just to emphasise how poor the deal actually is:

    It's £39 for a "BIT DISK KIT"...which calls it a "CD" too.... AND you only get ONE, 32bit or 64bit version!

    This doesn't apply to me, but the offer is crap in my opinion. F Microsoft, all students can go and download pirate versions so as to annoy Micro$oft for treating them like idiots.

    I always have to buy legit software due to risk at work (reputation is important) but M$ needs to be taught a lesson

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelv View Post
    Just to emphasise how poor the deal actually is:

    It's £39 for a "BIT DISK KIT"...which calls it a "CD" too.... AND you only get ONE, 32bit or 64bit version!

    This doesn't apply to me, but the offer is crap in my opinion. F Microsoft, all students can go and download pirate versions so as to annoy Micro$oft for treating them like idiots.

    I always have to buy legit software due to risk at work (reputation is important) but M$ needs to be taught a lesson
    Eh? Lots of money off, doesn't mean F Microsoft. If you don't like the offer, don't take it. Who needs both x86 and x64 versions for one computer?
    Personally I have two copies of Pro en route, one x86, one x64.. because I'll run x86 on my laptop for compatibility reasons and x64 on my desktop for more memory, and I'll never need to install x64 on my laptop. (Note it doesn't say one copy per student, it says one copy per email address or billing address).

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelv View Post
    Just to emphasise how poor the deal actually is:

    It's £39 for a "BIT DISK KIT"...which calls it a "CD" too.... AND you only get ONE, 32bit or 64bit version!

    This doesn't apply to me, but the offer is crap in my opinion. F Microsoft, all students can go and download pirate versions so as to annoy Micro$oft for treating them like idiots.

    I always have to buy legit software due to risk at work (reputation is important) but M$ needs to be taught a lesson
    major troll.

    no one forces you to use Microsoft software, if you don't want to cough up the money don't use it.

    £30 is a brilliant deal for their latest OS and i for one will be making the jump from vista to 7.

    why do they need to be "taught a lesson"? you pay £30 for one license why would you need both 32bit and 64 bit disks...

    i mean 360 and PS3 games cost more than this and i imagine the amount of work that went into some of the tripe currently on the gaming market took alot less time and effort than making win7.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    To be honest, after spending £347 on Windows Ultimate the day it came out I'm just waiting for them to go AHA! It was going to cost £30 for everyone after day "X" anyway!! Oh and I don't have a student accout

    Also, I've not used Vista for more than 4 hours overall and the box is just gathering dust...

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