Free Windows 7 Pro for some university students

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  1. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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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.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 [​IMG]
    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. [​IMG]
     


  2. Strider

    Strider Next to the mainstream

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    Well, that's how MS does it. They infiltrate the educational system so get everyone fixed on windows so they'll want it later. No suprise there.
     
  3. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    o.O
    i'm guessing you're a mac fan-boy? [​IMG]
     
  4. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

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    More like your a windows fanboy no really thats how it works though its all buisness
     
  5. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    i'm not denying the market sense in such an approach, but my point is............
    its free. i know many members of this forum are interested/impressed with windows 7. i'm merely providing them with a method of obtaining it. what's your problem?
     
  6. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    I can most likely get this from my University.
    Does anyone know if you have to do a clean install from the RC version?
     
  7. Minox

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    Doesn't look like I can get it from my current school, but the one I'm applying for next year has it.
     
  8. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    Thanks completely forgot about having access to it [​IMG] .
     
  9. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    I wonder if i do... [​IMG]
     
  10. Sephi

    Sephi fool

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    my school supports this, I hope I get accepted for msdnaa. emailing the admin now.
     
  11. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    on a related note, i just checked one of my warez forums, and the full version of windows 7 is available for dl as well [​IMG]
    i'm gonna be dling till i know if i can obtain it legally or not.
     
  12. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Oh no, I like an Operating system, I am a raving fanboy.

    I have other ways to get 7 for ph33r
     
  13. Joe88

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    im on computer science major

    I dont remember getting a MSDN login or pass though...
     
  14. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    my department seems to support it. time to email the guy. hopefully i can get it even though im doing engineerng
     
  15. dajavax

    dajavax GBAtemp Regular

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    my university started giving out Windows Vista this semester... they gave XP before lol... i think it has been that way always here... they always give the previous OS...
     
  16. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    most people don't get the login initially. you have to contact the program administrator in your university and ask him/her for one.
     
  17. Sephi

    Sephi fool

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    I have been accepted. I'm gonna download win7 pro x64 as soon as I get home. :>
     
  18. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    nice [​IMG]
    my program administrator is out of office till the 1st. so for now, i'm dling ultimate lol.
     
  19. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Sweet, free Windows 7 for me. I'll download it, but will probably hold off on installing it until later. Really don't feel like reinstalling everything right now, kinda busy at the moment.
     
  20. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    I'm so glad to be in college right now. [​IMG] I'm getting hooked up with Win7 Pro within a week or two. For free. For life.
    And DanTheManMS, from what I know, an "Upgrade" installation (provided you have a compatible upgradeable OS) will keep all your programs and whatnot installed. I could be wrong on that though.