Free Windows 7 Pro for (some) students (out now!)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Gentlemanne, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. The Gentlemanne

    The Gentlemanne L4: Comfortable Member

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    This has been up on Slickdeals for a while now but I think it's good to let ppl know so people don't end up paying when they don't have to.

    basically, if you have access to MSDNAA (basically college students only and possibly alumni), Win7 Pro is probably out for you right now. Computer Science majors most definitely have access, while EECS majors most likely do, too! If you're majoring in somewhere no where close to these fields, like English or Philosophy or something, you're out of luck here.

    Basically just search for your school then your department
    http://www.msdnaa.net/search/schoolsearch.aspx
    If your department is listed, then you have access. If you have trouble logging in, you're going to have to find out from your school (ie. find out who the msdnaa program admin is at your school) how to get access. (I personally had to email someone at my school requesting access. I then received an email from MSDNAA with my login and a generated password)

    Turns out (this is for the engineering majors who may not qualify), if you join IEEE, you also get access to MSDNAA! And (this is for CS majors) if you join ACM, you get access as well

    note: this is the full legit version, NOT beta or release candidate

    So yeah, at the moment I'm running a legit Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. For free.

    if you have questions, look through these
    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=574457&t=1505441
    (about IEEE): http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=574457&t=1505729
     
  2. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Ah. Very useful. :D Do you keep the license for ever?
     
  3. The Gentlemanne

    The Gentlemanne L4: Comfortable Member

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    Yes,yes you do.
     
  4. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    boo, my college isn't listed (Art Institute of Las Vegas)
     
  5. Terin

    Terin L1: Registered

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    I'll be eligible for this by next August. Hopefully it doesn't end by then...
     
  6. The Gentlemanne

    The Gentlemanne L4: Comfortable Member

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    I think it comes out next month anyway.
     
  7. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    I am happy with my RTM copy but cool stuff none the less.
     
  8. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    damn my school...then again I am in game design...But even then my school wasn't even listed so meh. Congrats everyone else
     
  9. psikobare

    psikobare L1: Registered

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    already knew that (we also get a lot of interesting things for programming and other stuffs)

    but sadly, here, we have to wait 2 or 3 more weeks to get our logins
     
  10. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    sweet...my school is listed, now to contact my department head to get login info
     
  11. Ganonmaster

    Ganonmaster L1: Registered

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    I visited that site before, but forgot to ask the Sysadmins at my school about it. I'll send them an email about it and see if I can get some free softwarez.