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Windows 7: Win7 For Students


21 Oct 2009   #1

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Win7 For Students

So I purchased Windows 7 about a month ago through their student program for $30, and I chose to do the download option. Does anybody have any idea if this will be available right at 12a, or later on in the day / the next day or so?

win741.com

that is the offer I am talking about

thanks!


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21 Oct 2009   #2

7 RC 7100
 
 

well in 26 minutes you gonna find out!

amazing isnt it?
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21 Oct 2009   #3

Linux Ubuntu x64
 
 

I doubt they will work that fast :P
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21 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crath View Post
So I purchased Windows 7 about a month ago through their student program for $30, and I chose to do the download option. Does anybody have any idea if this will be available right at 12a, or later on in the day / the next day or so?

win741.com

that is the offer I am talking about

thanks!
Should be avialable after midnight this evening, I bet those servers will be busy so prepare yourself for a long download!

If you are a student have you checked to see if your school is a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance? If so, you can get Windows 7 Pro for free through the schools MSDNAA page (some schools refer to it as ELMS, which is short for e-academy License Mangement System).

On the win741.com deal did you get Home Premium or Pro? <-- you are aware that it is an upgrade DVD, and not full version right? Although, the Vista Upgrade trick may work with the Windows 7 Upgrade also allowing you to do a clean install with the upgrade version.
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21 Oct 2009   #5

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I scanned the digitalriver site, which is the company that Win was directing these sales through, and it looks like I have to wait for a link to download via email, which could be awhile.

At the bottom of the one product page, it has this

Note: If you're not upgrading from Windows Vista Home Premium, you may need to perform a custom installation. Please visit this link to learn more-click here.


So it looks like they still support fresh installs
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21 Oct 2009   #6

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I ordered mine also and I am waiting for it!

My guess is they are doing it by order number pririty, which is stupid... they should do it by coast... since it is already past 12am Oct 22nd on the east coast it should hit here first.
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21 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crath View Post
I scanned the digitalriver site, which is the company that Win was directing these sales through, and it looks like I have to wait for a link to download via email, which could be awhile.

At the bottom of the one product page, it has this

Note: If you're not upgrading from Windows Vista Home Premium, you may need to perform a custom installation. Please visit this link to learn more-click here.


So it looks like they still support fresh installs
A "Clean" install is different than what they are describing in your link... A clean install is a total format of your HDD, then you install everything; driver by driver, app by app.

I just did a little research and the workaround that we could get away with on Vista had apparently been removed!

Here is the information on the Vista Upgrade workaround: Microsoft Confirms Vista Upgrade Limitations (Updated with Workaround)

And here is the bad news: Windows 7 Upgrade Editions Will Require an Activated Copy for Verification Each Time its Installed | Maximum PC

What happened to the good old days of just "showing" the Upgrade you had previous CD or DVD by inserting it in your optical drive? Microsoft are you listening?
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21 Oct 2009   #8

Linux Ubuntu x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crath View Post
I scanned the digitalriver site, which is the company that Win was directing these sales through, and it looks like I have to wait for a link to download via email, which could be awhile.

At the bottom of the one product page, it has this

Note: If you're not upgrading from Windows Vista Home Premium, you may need to perform a custom installation. Please visit this link to learn more-click here.


So it looks like they still support fresh installs
A "Clean" install is different than what they are describing in your link... A clean install is a total format of your HDD, then you install everything; driver by driver, app by app.

I just did a little research and the workaround that we could get away with on Vista had apparently been removed!

Here is the information on the Vista Upgrade workaround: Microsoft Confirms Vista Upgrade Limitations (Updated with Workaround)

And here is the bad news: Windows 7 Upgrade Editions Will Require an Activated Copy for Verification Each Time its Installed | Maximum PC

What happened to the good old days of just "showing" the Upgrade you had previous CD or DVD by inserting it in your optical drive? Microsoft are you listening?
Well on that Windows 7 upgrade chart that was floating around for awhile, it showed that you could upgrade from win xp, so I could install a fresh copy of xp then upgrade.

also, i heard you could upgrade from Windows 7 beta, but tell it to do a fresh install then. I will read your links
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21 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crath View Post
Well on that Windows 7 upgrade chart that was floating around for awhile, it showed that you could upgrade from win xp, so I could install a fresh copy of xp then upgrade.

also, i heard you could upgrade from Windows 7 beta, but tell it to do a fresh install then. I will read your links
Uh, No... sorry no direct upgrade from XP is available... never was! Here: Going from Windows XP to Windows 7? It's not pretty | Computing | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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21 Oct 2009   #10

OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post


A "Clean" install is different than what they are describing in your link... A clean install is a total format of your HDD, then you install everything; driver by driver, app by app.

I just did a little research and the workaround that we could get away with on Vista had apparently been removed!

Here is the information on the Vista Upgrade workaround: Microsoft Confirms Vista Upgrade Limitations (Updated with Workaround)

And here is the bad news: Windows 7 Upgrade Editions Will Require an Activated Copy for Verification Each Time its Installed | Maximum PC

What happened to the good old days of just "showing" the Upgrade you had previous CD or DVD by inserting it in your optical drive? Microsoft are you listening?

Um if you read the comments section it looks like your find was disprooven by Harold Wong:

This looks like the way to go for me...
This is what Harold Wong of Microsoft posted in his blog
"2. Todd: If you purchased the Windows 7 Upgrade, you only need the
original media (CD / DVD) of Windows XP or Windows Vista. The Upgrade
media will ask you to insert the media from XP or Vista so it can
perform a check of the physical media before proceeding. Of course, if
you already have Windows Vista installed on the machine, it will just
allow you to perform an in-place upgrade."

I'll just have to keep my Vista DVD handy
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