Windows 7 Student Discount in UK

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by RupeeClock, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. RupeeClock
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    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Sorry if this sounds like an advertisement, but Microsoft are doing a student promotion in the UK.

    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/studentoffer/

    University Students in the UK are entitled to pre-order Windows 7 for just £30, all they need is their university email account. (Mine is @myport.ac.uk)
    In contrast, everyone else is allowed to pre-order it for £70, and full price after launch will be around £140.

    I like to share the good word.
     
  2. OSW

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    Any news about whether the aussie discount is available yet?

    Found some info that aussie discount will exist http://www.crn.com.au/News/156335,microsof...7.aspx#comments

    But can't see anywhere on if preorder is available yet or not. UK and US websites have gone up already [​IMG]

    Oh, stupid
     
  3. RupeeClock
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    I think I've found a flaw in their email registration.

    Portsmouth University uses Google Mail to provide their uni-mail, accounts are given in this format:
    cam#####@myport.ac.uk
    The prefix is their account for everything. However, you can substitute the account name for the student name.
    forename.surname@myport.ac.uk

    In other words, it looks like I could actually use both my email addresses (which is really just one account) to pre-order TWO copies of Win 7!
    Think it's legal?
     
  4. IzzehO

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    I can do the same Rupee and I'd say it would work fine. I'd much rather pay a bit more and get the ultimate version and be done with it - student and home editions have always pissed me off.

    Hopefully this promo comes to Aus as it'll probably be the first OS I've bought in a long time... (~Win 95 days). ~$75 for a copy certainly ain't bad...

    EDIT: Also for those in the US, you can get it for $30 here- http://www.win741.com/ Just go to the buy link at the bottom.
     
  5. Joe88

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    and they have the right to charge you the full amount for windows 7 if they find you breaking their TOS on top of that