Windows 7 Student Discount in UK

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

  1. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    Sorry if this sounds like an advertisement, but Microsoft are doing a student promotion in the UK.

    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
    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

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    Any news about whether the aussie discount is available yet?

    Found some info that aussie discount will exist,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

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    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:
    The prefix is their account for everything. However, you can substitute the account name for the student name.

    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

    IzzehO GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 3, 2008
    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- Just go to the buy link at the bottom.
  5. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    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
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