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Windows 7: Question about the windows 7 student deal

30 Jan 2010   #1
arte

Windows XP
 
 
Question about the windows 7 student deal

Referring to this one here, the 65 dollar windows 7 pro deal:

Students get Windows 7 for $64.95

It says the installation file is sent to you in the form of a digital download. Exactly what file format is this sent in? I'm wondering if it's an exe file, or an iso file. An iso file would be nice so I could use =General%20Tips]this tutorial here and install it on a totally new computer build (there will be no prior OS on this machine, so I can't just open up the email and download it like that!). If it's not an ISO file, is there any similar way to get the file they send me on a USB drive or a disc so I can install it on the new build?


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30 Jan 2010   #2
theog

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Take a look at this:

Make bootable iso from student d/l
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30 Jan 2010   #3
arte

Windows XP
 
 

Thanks, that's very helpful.

It says on the page for an extra 13 bucks I can order the physical disc. This is just like the normal retail disc that you buy in the store, correct? If it is, I'll probably just wind up doing that.
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30 Jan 2010   #4
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arte View Post
Thanks, that's very helpful.

It says on the page for an extra 13 bucks I can order the physical disc. This is just like the normal retail disc that you buy in the store, correct? If it is, I'll probably just wind up doing that.
What is correct, have fun Win 7.
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30 Jan 2010   #5
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Do you know if you will use the 32 or 64 bit versions? Many times the student d/l will be one version only. If you buy it retail, it will have both versions.
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30 Jan 2010   #6
arte

Windows XP
 
 

I'll be using 64 bit, but since I'm ordering the disc kit, shouldn't that not matter? It was my understanding that what they send you is the same retail box you would find in the store.
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30 Jan 2010   #7
Pwnnned

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As they said, if it is exactly as the retail version, then no it does not matter as it will contain both to fit your needs which is 64 bit.

Do you have a windows live? I believe I can possibly assist you with a little extra help that you may enjoy.
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30 Jan 2010   #8
arte

Windows XP
 
 

Yeah I have a windows live messenger account.

kookoo4kuponuts@hotmail.com
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31 Jan 2010   #9
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arte View Post
I'll be using 64 bit, but since I'm ordering the disc kit, shouldn't that not matter? It was my understanding that what they send you is the same retail box you would find in the store.
If you order 32bit you get 32bit DVD only.

If you order 64bit you get 64bit DVD only.
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01 Feb 2010   #10
arte

Windows XP
 
 

Alright, I'm at the checkout screen, and it tells me it's now Windows 7 Professional UPGRADE. I take this to mean you need some sort of prior windows OS on your computer to install, and you wouldn't be able to install this on a brand new, just built PC. Am I correct?
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