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Windows 7: Win7 For Students

22 Oct 2009   #51
frolix22

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks - I imagine the answer will not be definitive.
Ha! You are probably right.


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22 Oct 2009   #52
sideeffect

Windows 7 x64 RC
 
 

I installed it as a new installation on a different partition running the file that I downloaded. I installed it from the RC release without burning the file to a DVD.

It activated perfectly fine. I'm not sure how it will install from DOS.
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22 Oct 2009   #53
krypticos

Mac Os X
 
 

Hello, i work for a university. i have an edu email could i get the academic discount. i went to the site and got my address verified but i dont know if i should go ahead and purchase it or not.
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22 Oct 2009   #54
samburrows

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

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I installed it as a new installation on a different partition running the file that I downloaded. I installed it from the RC release without burning the file to a DVD.
How easy was this? I am running RC1 as my sole O/S at the moment and my student download link just arrived. Can I really just run the .exe and do a direct upgrade as opposed to turning it into an iso, burning, doing a clean install etc?
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22 Oct 2009   #55
MerseyMal

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I assume if I download it to my eSATA HD I'll be able to run the upgrade from there?
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22 Oct 2009   #56
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krypticos View Post
Hello, i work for a university. i have an edu email could i get the academic discount. i went to the site and got my address verified but i dont know if i should go ahead and purchase it or not.
On a practical level, I suppose it depends on how ready you are for them to contact you and ask for proof of enrollment in .5 credit of classes. There are likely other discounts you can obtain as faculty/staff on campus, too, though they just might not be out right away. And if you do happen to take .5 credit of some form of class, you meet the requirements without question.
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22 Oct 2009   #57
Crath

Linux Ubuntu x64
 
 

Heres a question maybe one of you guys could answer.

I bought the x64 student edition, but wanted to install it on my netbook as well, so would need the x86. Do you think if I called them, they would give me a x86 as well, because I still bought it and its still the same software? Its normal to get both 32 and 64 when you buy an OS from microsoft... usually :P
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22 Oct 2009   #58
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frolix22 View Post
Cyanide's post answers a question I was asking in another thread. I am eligible for the student offer but I will need to do a clean install as I want to go from 32-bit Vista to 64-bit Windows 7 but the "upgrade" label was worrying me.

I have another question which indirectly relates to the student offer. Both Home Premium and Professional are available at the same price on the student offer so should I just reflexively go for the Professional? I have read that Home Premium does not include the Windows XP virtual environment but I am not sure whether that is accurate or not. I mean, that XP environment is an attractive feature and if Professional is the same price surely that is the better option on that basis.

Any thoughts?

Pro has 3 features that Home Premium doesnt:
  1. Domain Join (helpful if you ever need to join a large network)
  2. Backup and Restore
  3. XP Mode
Here is chart:


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22 Oct 2009   #59
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krypticos View Post
Hello, i work for a university. i have an edu email could i get the academic discount. i went to the site and got my address verified but i dont know if i should go ahead and purchase it or not.
I know many faculty and staff who regularly purchase "student deals"!

But check first with your CIS dept. and see if your school is a member of the MS Academic Alliance.... if you are Win 7 Pro is a free download!
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22 Oct 2009   #60
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crath View Post
Heres a question maybe one of you guys could answer.

I bought the x64 student edition, but wanted to install it on my netbook as well, so would need the x86. Do you think if I called them, they would give me a x86 as well, because I still bought it and its still the same software? Its normal to get both 32 and 64 when you buy an OS from microsoft... usually :P
No. You're looking for a separate second copy. Even when you get both discs, you have to choose one to install, and you use the one key you get on whatever you install.

They're not going to cover a second installation with that deal.
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