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December 13, 2012 7:37:02 PM

Ok So I have looked and looked trying to find Windows 7 at a student discount for my new gaming build. I know someone mentioned getting windows 7 pro off of Dreamspark program from Microsoft, which would have been only $29.99 shipped to me, but I can't seem to get a username for that, so I have no idea where to grab a windows 7 copy at a student discount atm. Really wish to avoid paying like $89 for Win 7 Home Premium OEM or around $129 for Pro OEM if I can get Windows 7 Pro FULL for $29. Hell, even if it was $69 for a Pro upgrade will work as I can still clean install. Anyone have any ideas?

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December 13, 2012 7:53:19 PM

There are no student versions/licenses. You can only get a student discount through the college/university you are enrolled in, or through a related Microsoft program like Dreamspark. If your school is not involved in one of those, which they apparently aren't as they would provide that info, you have to buy it at normal price
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December 13, 2012 8:02:30 PM

The user name should be your student email address. I know that because I'm a student and that is what mine is.

studentID@college.edu
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December 13, 2012 8:23:22 PM

The thing is, my school shows up as being a Dreamspark Premium member, I just have no idea how the hell to get a ID for it
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December 13, 2012 8:25:54 PM

or maybe should I just go with Windows 8 Pro as I CAN get that for $70, but what I hear for Windows 8 and gaming makes my skin crawl.
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December 13, 2012 9:07:51 PM

gamerlana said:
The thing is, my school shows up as being a Dreamspark Premium member, I just have no idea how the hell to get a ID for it


If your school is a member they will have the info. Probably in a FAQ on the website. if you can't find it talk to your advisor or the IT department. We always bought ours though the student union or school website, not directly through Dreamspark.
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December 13, 2012 9:13:31 PM

You should also note that dreamspark premium, which offers the OS, is ONLY for qualifying technical departments. If you are not in a technical major, such as programming, your SOL. The school may still offer it directly though
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December 13, 2012 9:14:05 PM

gamerlana said:
The thing is, my school shows up as being a Dreamspark Premium member, I just have no idea how the hell to get a ID for it


What is your major? Dreamspark at my university is only provided for students in the technical or engineering fields. (Computer science, Information systems, Engineering).
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December 13, 2012 9:24:34 PM

gamerlana said:
or maybe should I just go with Windows 8 Pro as I CAN get that for $70, but what I hear for Windows 8 and gaming makes my skin crawl.

70? You can get it for 40 here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy

Yes, I know it says it's an upgrade but it doesn't actually require you to have a genuine install of some of the previous versions. It also works with beta versions of 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Release Preview to be precise:
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To install the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, your PC must be running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows 8 Release Preview.


And the things you heard that make your skin crawl come from ignorant (to put it mildly) people. There's nothing wrong with gaming on 8. And if you're not a fan of metro UI, feel free to get the Classic Shell:
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

Edit: Also, don't miss your chance on getting free Media Center upgrade here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-pa...

Just fill in your e-mail address and the CAPTCHA, it'll be in your mailbox in 1-3 days
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December 13, 2012 9:33:48 PM

Supermuncher85 said:
The windows 7 isn't offered anymore, but they still have the windows8 one. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbpage... must have valid .edu email or no go. Also ask your schools IT department (no not the campus store they don't know jack).



That's just the microsoft store. If the OP has access to Dreamspark, he can still get W7. As well as XP and Vista for that matter.

http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionL...

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