Free Copy of Windows Vista and/or Microsoft Office

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Paralel, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Paralel
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    Paralel Advanced Member

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    If you want to participate you have to go to this site:

    http://www.powertogether.com/

    It's a site created by Microsoft to drum up consciousness about Vista and Office 2007.

    If you sign up and watch/listen to 3 "webcasts" about Vista and/or Office 2007 you get a free copy of Vista and/or Office 2007 (depending on if you sign up for one or both offers).

    The only trouble I have run into is that the site has a bunch of quirks/bugs that haven't been ironed out yet (the site only came out of beta two days ago), so don't be surprised if you hit a few errors/slowdowns along the way. It's nothing that you can't get around, it just gets a little annoying.

    I don't get anything if people sign-up and I have nothing to do with the site and/or Microsoft. There is no ulterior motive here. I posted this here so people can get a free copy of Microsoft's typically overpriced software. Feel free to spread it around to any other places/people you think might want to participate and get free stuff.
     
  2. DaRk_ViVi

    DaRk_ViVi Sending you back... to the future!

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    Hmmm, are there proofs that it's a Microsoft website?
    I did some research and found out that it's only for US resident (and it seems to be real). [​IMG]
     
  3. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    are the errors and slowdowns caused by spyware being loaded onto your computer? [​IMG]

    Vista is god awful expensive, why would they give it to you for free?
     
  4. cenotaph

    cenotaph GBAtemp Fan

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    Domain Name.......... powertogether.com
    Creation Date........ 2006-10-03
    Registration Date.... 2006-10-03
    Expiry Date.......... 2007-10-03
    Organisation Name.... Philip Colebrook
    Organisation Address. Flat 13, Inner City House
    Organisation Address.
    Organisation Address. London
    Organisation Address. SE14 6QP
    Organisation Address. -
    Organisation Address. GREAT BRITAIN (UK)

    Edit: Hmm, after another look it seems pretty legit. DNS is provided by dns-servers on msft.net, which seems to be owned by MS:

    Registrant:
    Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052
    US

    Domain name: MSFT.NET

    Administrative Contact:
    Administrator, Domain domains@microsoft.com
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052
    US
    +1.4258828080
     
  5. JesterDev

    JesterDev GBAtemp Regular

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    Well I tried it out, and needed to install netmeeting. After that I'm asked for a key of some kind which I don't have.. So yeah, it's buggy as hell. I'll just get my copy the usual way.
     
  6. lookout

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room

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    It a spam...
     
  7. Ben_j

    Ben_j GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I don't give a fuck... My school already gives me every Microsoft software I want for free
     
  8. 754boy

    754boy :D

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    This is indeed legit. I've already scored Office 2007 Pro and have watched 2 of the Videos to get Vista. They are boring as shit though. I started the vid and came back an hour later after it was done.
     
  9. Bowser128

    Bowser128 King Koopa

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    :'( It's US only. Suffice to say, I hate you all, with your early Wii and free Vista *shakes fist*
     
  10. Extreme Coder

    Extreme Coder GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Now this is something I don't envy the US guys here about [​IMG]
    After all, we're not racing to our computer death's, are we? And now, it's time for your favorite time of the day! Extreme Coder's PC Tip!
    PC Tip: Use linux(preferably Ubuntu, if you're new)
    We bet this tip was something you couldn't figure out on your own( 100% gurantee, no refunds tho)
     
  11. ediblebird

    ediblebird GBAtemp Fan

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    heaps funny I'm installing ubuntu(for my mum) on my old pc as i read this [​IMG] . I'm putting gentoo on mine as soon as i back up all my data.
    I think that Vista will give linux greater popularity.
     
  12. Paralel
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    Paralel Advanced Member

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    Sorry for not mentioning it was only valid in the US, I forgot to include that in the original post. I guess being in the US I forget about the international nature of the forum, and this forum is more so than most I visit. My bad.

    As far as people saying it's spam/non-legit, I can understand people being skeptical, but why not investigate it first before saying that. I don't expect anyone to take any post at face value, but it's just poor form to say something like that without even looking into it/doing an incomplete investigation first. My compliments to the people who actually looked into it and realized it was for real.
     
  13. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    Ditto.

    We don't get the full office suite but plenty of everything else. Including a build of vista from oct 05 :[
     
  14. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    doesn't matter now as the free copies are gone.
     
  15. Digeman

    Digeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Waitwaitwait...so you guys from the US can get windows vista for free!?!? [​IMG] Why...?...WHY!?! [​IMG]
     
  16. cruddybuddy

    cruddybuddy Group: Banned!

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    What? Vista is not normally supposed to be free? *looks shamefully at RTM version of Vista running right now*
     
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