"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.ph...7&t=1505441 (about IEEE): http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.ph...7&t=1505729 " source: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessag...topic_id=100171 hm for myself, i emailed the guy at schulich (york) and currently awaiting response. lets hope it works and yes, i know we can always pirate it, but if there's a chance to obtain the legit copy for free, why not? enjoy.