I am not suggesting that your copy was a student purchase, but I found the following interesting.
The student download for $30 was actually a ‘Full Retail Product’
with ‘Full Key’…………..but the packaging clearly said ‘Upgrade’ on some
boxes and media.
This has led to confusion as many users now believe that the ‘upgrade’
version will easily install clean. ( Hacks excluded from discussion on MS website)
Proof? See below ……….Quote:
Thank you for choosing Windows 7 Online store.
We apologize for the confusion. The Windows 7 offered in this promotion is a full version. You can install this product even though you do not have a previous Operating System installed in your computer or if you want to make a multi boot using Windows 7. The "Upgrade" included in the product name is just
because Windows 7 is the latest Operating System Windows developed.
Windows 7 Offer online store ,Customer Service……….Finish Quote.
It looks like Digital River, MS and Students get Windows 7 for $29.99 - Sweet Deal! Hurry - Get it Today