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8 (yes eight!) Windows 7 professional licenses for $19 (£11.52) if you are a maths/science/technology student

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Just read this on Lifehacker: Not every university has a deal with Microsoft to provide cheap product licenses to students, and high schools are generally on their own. There is, however, a way for… Read More
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Just read this on Lifehacker:

Not every university has a deal with Microsoft to provide cheap product licenses to students, and high schools are generally on their own. There is, however, a way for any math, science, or tech-inclined student to score some slick deals.

The CyberNet blog points any student with an interest or inclination toward the "science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields" to check out the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), where a membership is $19 and one of membership's key perks is access to Microsoft's MSDN Academic Alliance catalog. That lets you snag Office and other normally high-priced products for very low prices, and Windows 7 Professional licenses for free, minus the cost of membership. A single validation key for Windows 7 Professional at the cost of a pizza is pretty good, but CyberNet sweetens the deal by noting that picking up eight separate keys for 32- and 64-bit version of Windows 7 in four different languages gives you eight keys that work on any installation. That's a seriously cheap family upgrade pack.

The catch, of course, is that the ACM has to approve your membership, and that requires being a high school or college student with some kind of provable interest in the math, science, or tech fields. If you happen to be that, though, there are eight license keys with your name on them, each costing less than a tall latte.

Open to UK students too.

WINDOWS 7 is not available through msdn acm any longer!!!!
- nightshot
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#1
The Microsoft Developer Academic Alliance package offered to Student Members contains the Windows 7 Beta version. This is free from Microsoft. Cold.
#2
ACM have removed Windows 7 from the MSDNAA software list.
#3
pet2000
The Microsoft Developer Academic Alliance package offered to Student Members contains the Windows 7 Beta version. This is free from Microsoft. Cold.


Not any more. Here's the current full list fo available windows versions:

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Debugging Symbols (x64) - (English)
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Debugging Symbols Checked Build (x64) - (English)
Windows 7 Debugging Symbols (x86) - (English)
Windows 7 Debugging Symbols Checked Build (x86) - (English)
Windows 7 Language Pack (x64) - DVD (Multilanguage)
Windows 7 Language Pack (x86) - DVD (Multilanguage)
Windows 7 Professional (x64) - DVD (English)
Windows 7 Professional (x64) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD (English)
Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 RC Language Pack (x86) - DVD (Multilanguage)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x64) - DVD
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x64) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x64) - DVD (German)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x86) - DVD
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x86) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x86) - DVD (German)
#4
This has already been discussed at great length here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/463344/windows-7-rtm-free-for-eligible-stu/
#5
pet2000
The Microsoft Developer Academic Alliance package offered to Student Members contains the Windows 7 Beta version. This is free from Microsoft. Cold.


wrong! it actually has a final version of win 7 pro on there which i am using and is a full legit copy

at the min it has Win 7 Ultimate RC until final comes out and then ultimate will be available as download like pro is now
#6
That lets you snag Office and other normally high


You can't get office on this either.
#7
ok, to clear up what you can and can't get, here's the full list!

.NET Framework 1.1 SDK
.NET Framework SDK 1.1
.NET Micro Framework SDK
Academic Resource Kit .NET CD1 Teaching Resources
Academic Resource Kit .NET CD2 Technology Resources
Access 2003
Access 2003 (Francais)
Access 2007
Access 2007 (Francais)
BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition (x86 and x64) - DVD
BizTalk Server 2009 Developer Edition (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)
BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise Edition (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)
BizTalk Server 2009 standard Edition (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)
CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008
Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition
Compute Cluster Pack
Compute Cluster Pack SDK
Customer Care Framework 2008 (v3.0) - CD
Desktop Optimization Pack 2007
Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Deutsch)
Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
Exchange Server 2007 with SP1 Enterprise and Standard Editions (x64) - DVD (English)
Exchange Server 2007 with SP1 Enterprise and Standard Editions (x64) - DVD (German)
Exchange Server 2010 Beta (x64) - DVD (Multilanguage)
Expression Blend
Expression Blend 2
Expression Blend 2 (French)
Expression Blend 2 (German)
Expression Design 2
Expression Design 2 (German)
Expression Encoder 2
Expression Encoder 2 (French)
Expression Encoder 2 (German)
Expression Media 2
Expression Media 2 (French)
Expression Media 2 (German)
Expression Studio
Expression Studio 2
Expression Studio 2 (French)
Expression Studio 2 (German)
Expression Studio 3 (x86) - DVD (English)
Expression Web
Expression Web 2
Expression Web 2 (French)
Forefront Client Security (x86 and x64) - CD
Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 (x64) - CD
Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 1 (x64) - CD
Forefront Server Security Management Console (x86) - DVD
Host Integration Server 2006
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RC (x64) - DVD (Multilanguage)
InfoPath 2003
InfoPath 2007
ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
IT Academy Course: Web Developer
IT Academy Course: Windows Client
IT Academy Course: Windows Developer
M.E.L.L. - Developer Edition for MSDNAA eLEarning Libraries
MapPoint 2004 European - Run Disc (2/2)
MapPoint 2004 European - Setup Disc (1/2)
MapPoint 2004 North America - Run Disc (2/2)
MapPoint 2004 North America - Setup Disc (1/2)
MapPoint 2009 European Maps (x86) - DVD
MapPoint 2009 North American Maps (x86) DVD
Microsoft CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 R2 Academic Edition (x86) - (English)
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Academic Edition
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 Academic Edition
Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 Workstation Edition (x86) - (English)
MSDN Library - April 2007 (DVD)
MSDN Library - December 2006 - (DVD)
MSDN Library - July 2005 - CD1
MSDN Library - July 2005 - CD2
MSDN Library - July 2005 - CD3
MSDN Library - May 2006 - CD1
MSDN Library - May 2006 - CD2
MSDN Library - May 2006 - CD3
MSDN Library - October 2001 (Full)
MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2005 - CD1
MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2005 - CD2
MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2005 - CD3
MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 (x86 and x64 WoW) - DVD
MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 (x86) - DVD (German)
MS-DOS 6.0
MS-DOS 6.22
Office Accounting Professional 2007
Office Accounting Professional 2008
Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 with SP1
Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition (French)
Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition (German)
Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Editions (x64) - DVD
Office Communicator 2007
Office Communicator 2007 (French)
Office Communicator 2007 (German)
Office FrontPage 2003
Office Groove 2007
Office Groove Server 2007
Office Groove Server 2007 (x64) (French)
Office Groove Server 2007 (x64) (German)
Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 (x86) - CD (English)
Office Project Portfolio Server 2007
Office Project Server 2007
Office Project Server 2007 with SP1 (x86 and x64) - CD (German)
Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise
Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard
OneNote 2003
OneNote 2007
Project 2007 SP1
Project Professional 2002 (Single-User)
Project Professional 2003
Project Professional 2003 (Deutsch)
Project Professional 2003 (Francais)
Project Professional 2007
Project Professional 2007 (Francais)
Project Server 2003
Project Server 2003 (Deutsch)
SharePoint Designer 2007
SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (Deutsch)
SQL Server 2000 SP3a
SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 32-bit - CD1
SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 32-bit - CD2
SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Extended - CD1
SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Extended - CD2
SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Itanium - CD1
SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Itanium - CD2
SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - DVD
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 32-bit - CD1
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 32-bit - CD2
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 32-bit - DVD
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 64-bit Extended - CD1
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 64-bit Extended - CD2
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 64-bit Extended - DVD
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - 64-bit Itanium - DVD
SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition - 32-bit - DVD
SQL Server 2008 Developer (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)
SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (x86 and x64) - DVD
SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (x86 and x64) - DVD (Francais)
Streets & Trips 2009 (x86) - DVD
System Center Capacity Planner 2006 with Service Pack 1
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 - DVD
System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 - DVD (Multilanguage)
System Center Essentials 2007 - DVD
System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (x64) - CD
System Center Operations Manager 2007
System Center Reporting Manager 2006
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (x86/x64) - DVD
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (x64) - DVD
Systems Management Server 2003 R2
Virtual PC 2004
Virtual PC 2007
Virtual PC 2007 64bit
Virtual PC for Mac 7.0.2
Visio 2007 SP1
Visio Professional 2002 (Single User)
Visio Professional 2003
Visio Professional 2003 (Deutsch)
Visio Professional 2003 (Español)
Visio Professional 2007
Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition - Disc 1
Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition - Disc 1 (German)
Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition - Disc 2
Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition - Disc 2 (German)
Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
Visual J# .NET
Visual SourceSafe 2005
Visual SourceSafe 6.0d
Visual Studio .NET 2003 Prerequisites (Deutsch)
Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional - Full Install
Visual Studio .NET 2005 Professional - Full Install
Visual Studio .NET Academic Student Tools 2003
Visual Studio .NET Academic Teaching Tools 2003
Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 CD1 ISO
Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 CD2 ISO
Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 Prerequisites ISO
Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition CD1
Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition CD2
Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition CD1
Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition CD2
Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Trial Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite - CD1
Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite - CD2
Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite - CD3
Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System
Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition with SP1
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition (x86 and x64 WoW) - DVD
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition (x86) - DVD
Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition (x86 and x64 WoW) - DVD
Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 1 (x86) - DVD
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Standard Edition (x86) - DVD
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition (x86) - DVD
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite (x86 and x64 WoW) - DVD
Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Debugging Symbols (x64) - (English)
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Debugging Symbols Checked Build (x64) - (English)
Windows 7 Debugging Symbols (x86) - (English)
Windows 7 Debugging Symbols Checked Build (x86) - (English)
Windows 7 Language Pack (x64) - DVD (Multilanguage)
Windows 7 Language Pack (x86) - DVD (Multilanguage)
Windows 7 Professional (x64) - DVD (English)
Windows 7 Professional (x64) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD (English)
Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 RC Language Pack (x86) - DVD (Multilanguage)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x64) - DVD
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x64) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x64) - DVD (German)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x86) - DVD
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x86) - DVD (French)
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (x86) - DVD (German)
Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86, x64, ia64) - DVD
Windows CE .NET 4.2 Disc 1
Windows CE .NET 4.2 Disc 2
Windows CE .NET 4.2 Disc 3
Windows CE .NET 4.2 Disc 4
Windows CE .NET 4.2 Disc 5
Windows CE .NET 4.2 Disc 6
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 DVD
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Academic Edition (x86) - (DVD)
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition - 64 Bit
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Español)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP2 - Disc 1
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP2 - Disc 2
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition with SP2 - Disc 1
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition with SP2 - Disc 2
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard - DVD
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard - DVD (Francais)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard 64bit - DVD
#8
Windows Services for UNIX 3.0
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP1 (x64)
Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (ia64) - DVD (English)
Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) - DVD (English)
Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86) - DVD (English)
Windows Vista Business 64bit DVD
Windows Vista Business 64bit DVD with SP1
Windows Vista Business CD1
Windows Vista Business CD2
Windows Vista Business CD3
Windows Vista Business CD4
Windows Vista Business CD5
Windows Vista Business DVD
Windows Vista Business DVD with SP1
Windows Vista Business DVD with SP1 (French)
Windows Vista Enterprise with SP1 (x64) - DVD
Windows Vista Enterprise with SP1 (x86) - DVD
Windows Vista Enterprise with SP1 (x86) - DVD (German)
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (32bit, 64bit) - DVD
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (x86, x64, ia64) - DVD
Windows Vista SP2 (x86) - CD (Multilanguage)
Windows Web Server 2008 - DVD
Windows Web Server 2008 64Bit - DVD
Windows XP Embedded
Windows XP Professional (Single User) ISO Image
Windows XP Professional with SP1a (Single User) ISO Image
Windows XP Professional with SP2 (Single User) ISO Image
Windows XP Professional with SP3 (Single User) ISO Image
Windows XP Professional with SP3 (Single User) ISO Image (Deutsch)
Windows XP Professional with SP3 (Single User) ISO Image (French)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (x86) - CD (Deutsch)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (x86) - CD (English)
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Disc 1
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Disc 2
XNA Creators Club Online Academic Subscription
XNA Game Studio 3.0
#9
Looks interesting, ta.
#10
Think it depends on which academic institution that you are affiliated with.

For instance - I have seen a similar list with the Czech, Dutch, Spanish etc language versions (both x86 & x64) of Windows 7. These keys can the be used with English ones too - therefore giving more verions.

The reason being that it needs the Ultimate to run the multi-language pack not Professional - so some institutes have to use the specifc language versions disc image available too, to support multiple languages.

Bit of bluey on MS side that - so you can harvest the foreign language keys too if you are desperate!
#11
This would interest my sons. Can anyone tell me whether student membership of ACM is available to GCSE/A-level students with an interest in appropriate subjects (e.g. out-of-school activities)? How does ACM verify the applicant's status? Any info appreciated.
Thanks.
#12
Can you reload it after your subcription runs out after a year ?
#13
This should be expired, the Windows 7 Professional has been removed from ACM since yesterday

Dear Students,

Due to a large influx of NON-computing (IT) students joining ACM just to get a copy of Windows 7 Final Release, it had to be taken out of the Microsoft Developer Academic Alliance package offered to ACM Student Members. Windows 7 Beta remains among a LOT of other software.

The Developer Academic Alliance is supposed to be JUST FOR COMPUTING-TYPE STUDENTS. Microsoft offers another package, Dream Spark, for those non-computing students.

I encourage you to check out ACM Student Membership for "real" since we really do offer a great bargain — free e-mentoring, free software from other companies, the digital edition to Communications of the ACM, Crossroads Magazine, etc., etc.

Have a look: [[url]www.acm.org][/url]

Lillian Israel
ACM Director of Membership


Check the software available http://msdn01.e-academy.com/ACM/
#14
ha ha I love all the fools on here trying to dis deals that others have put up....without researching it first.

This is a great deal...if you can get a membership. I used to get all the MSDN stuff from my old work. Fantastic perk.


The title should be amended. Even without Windows 7....top deal

Voted hot
#15
This is just MSDNAA, with all the **** products left in.
Ive already got Win7 Pro 64-bit, and 32-bit thanks to MSDNAA :)
#16
Alone, ACM Membership is very good, you get some great magazines from them and for $19USD for a student it is good value even without the msdnaa that they give.

The magazines arent for the technically faint of heart though.
#17
This should not be listed as windows 7 because you cannot get windows 7 from the acm msdn anymore. Expired.
Many people are saying on other forums though that it will be listed again once windows 7 is released to the general public.
Luckily I managed to download and get all the keys the day before acm pulled the plug :)
#18
Lucky for those who got it, I spent a little more and went with the IEEE ;-)

Good to know the foreign keys work on English versions!
banned#19
**** sake, just as i become a music tech student aswell.
#20
Good deal but a word of warning - anyone thinking of this should check their PC hardware out first. Many manufacturers do not have drivers ready yet for windows 7 so, like me last week, you may get OS installed ok but have no sound/ camera etc. Asus are saying Jan 2010 for drivers so if you have a notebook over 1 year old save yourself some time & check manufacturer site first.
#21
scifi
Good deal but a word of warning - anyone thinking of this should check their PC hardware out first. Many manufacturers do not have drivers ready yet for windows 7 so, like me last week, you may get OS installed ok but have no sound/ camera etc. Asus are saying Jan 2010 for drivers so if you have a notebook over 1 year old save yourself some time & check manufacturer site first.


Vista drivers generally will work if you can't find specific Windows 7 ones.

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