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Windows Student?

I'm building a new system and have been looking around for a discounted student (since I am one) version and all I have come up with is upgrade options, which doesn't help me on a new build. Anyone know where I can buy a student discounted full retail version of Windows 7? (or 8 I guess) Just a strapped student trying to save money...

Oh and I'm in the US.
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  1. Yea go to the school bookstore and inquire. You should be able to find it there.
  2. Thanks for the suggestion didn't even think to look at my school specifically. Only have Windows 8 discount though... :( $69.99
    Do you guys know if the Pro and Pro Student are the same?
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    $69.99 for Windows 8 is probably as good as you are going to get, but you might want to check out Microsoft Dreamspark:
    https://www.dreamspark.com/

    As a student you can download a lot of MS software and training tools for free. No Office suites or consumer OS', but you can get Windows Server. If your school has DreamSpark Premium, you can download almost any Microsoft software, including Windows 7/8, but you would have to be eligible and I think your school's program administrator would have to get you access.

    --Russel
  4. rusabus said:
    $69.99 for Windows 8 is probably as good as you are going to get, but you might want to check out Microsoft Dreamspark:
    https://www.dreamspark.com/

    As a student you can download a lot of MS software and training tools for free. No Office suites or consumer OS', but you can get Windows Server. If your school has DreamSpark Premium, you can download almost any Microsoft software, including Windows 7/8, but you would have to be eligible and I think your school's program administrator would have to get you access.

    --Russel


    WOW, awesome tip Russel. I just signed up for it using my .edu email address and instantly got access. I don't see anywhere to download Windows 7/8 though so I guess my school must not have premium...
  5. thehiddenlotus said:
    WOW, awesome tip Russel. I just signed up for it using my .edu email address and instantly got access. I don't see anywhere to download Windows 7/8 though so I guess my school must not have premium...

    Search for your school here:
    https://www.dreamspark.com/Student/Default.aspx?tab=2#TabbedPanels1

    If you have premium, you'll be able to do more.

    --Russel
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  7. thehiddenlotus said:
    WOW, awesome tip Russel. I just signed up for it using my .edu email address and instantly got access. I don't see anywhere to download Windows 7/8 though so I guess my school must not have premium...


    Dreamspark (which does not include Windows 7/8) is available to all post secondary students.

    Dreamspark Premium requires a subscription from your institution and is only available to students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs.
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