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Microsoft Office 365 University £49.95 at Software4Students

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Microsoft Office 365 University available now for only £49.95 (media) at Software4Students. Cheapest price that I've seen! 15% discount on normal price - available while stocks last. Limited time…
amanda65 Avatar3y, 3m agoFound 3 years, 3 months ago21 Comments
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burmingum
£8.95 if you have an educational establishment email address. If you university or school has signed up get them to give you the home user programme code.

Or get the DVD with it best option for an extra £9 or so. Total around £18 for two licenses of Pro Plus!

How does this work please?
Great deal if you are a student with a university email address or ISIC card.
sa_sheffwed
ewwaxo
the alternatives are just as good, if not better than Microsoft.

tend to agree with you and Libre Office/Open Office is just as powerful as MS Office not to mention free, however not everyone has the time,wants or has the skill to learn a different office program.

After months of trying to get my dad and brother to use Libre Office, I gave in and bought both of them Office while I use Libre Office. Thus I can understand scunny and amanda65's sentiments.

I have also found that formatting and the look of documents can change when loaded up in MS Office at work or at Uni if not saved in a specific way so someone without the technical know-how could find it difficult when working with Libre Office at home and MS Office at work/school/uni.

Its a shame that MS has such a monopoly thou.

docx usually guffs the formatting up.
ewwaxo
the alternatives are just as good, if not better than Microsoft.

tend to agree with you and Libre Office/Open Office is just as powerful as MS Office not to mention free, however not everyone has the time,wants or has the skill to learn a different office program.

After months of trying to get my dad and brother to use Libre Office, I gave in and bought both of them Office while I use Libre Office. Thus I can understand scunny and amanda65's sentiments.

I have also found that formatting and the look of documents can change when loaded up in MS Office at work or at Uni if not saved in a specific way so someone without the technical know-how could find it difficult when working with Libre Office at home and MS Office at work/school/uni.

Its a shame that MS has such a monopoly thou.
Google Docs works just fine also. Granted this is a great deal in terms of price however there are many free alternatives out there and with a little intuition you can grab Office 2010/2007 Enterprise edition for free! (that includes almost all Office applications, not just word, excel and powerpoint)


If you want to buy then this is a good deal, each to their own!
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade download (can do clean install with it) £39.95 @ software4students

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i brought this for £49.95 a few months back and now its even cheaper can either get real copy with free delivery or download for same price! to avoid all the arugments you can do a clean install with
mon94key Avatar4y, 3m agoFound 4 years, 3 months ago205 Comments
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Showing as £49.95 now.
came to 41.90 with charge added on.
Do you really have to be a student/teacher or can you **** it
I bought Windows 7 32bit Professional full version boxed quite cheaply from Amazon when it was just released. However that was a few years ago now. Like many ppl im sure I have just upgraded and bought a new computer with Windows 7 64bit Home preinstalled on a new Dell. Im not fussed about home edition. I want to install an SSD and install Windows 7 Professional 64bit clean install on that, and just format the internal Hd to use that for my data. What are my options? Will my old 32bit license allow me to install Windows 7 64bit Professional if i tell MS i have upgraded the computer?


Edited By: anthony69 on Sep 12, 2012 10:50: clarity
nilrem


So you are advocating downloading a free "Clean" copy from PB rather than break the EULA by buying a genuine clean copy from S4S? Firstly how does the downloader know that your so-called clean copy is clean rather than being a copy that has been 'tampered' with and my contain all sorts of 'nasties'!

Secondly many of us who wish to do a fresh install rather than an upgrade do actually have a paid copy of a previous version on our PC but wish to start again, (I bet the majority of people who buy this upgrade have actually paid for a previous copy).

And lastly quite a few of us have slow broadband connections with limited download caps and it would take an age to download a copy anyway and prefer to buy a copy on media to use.
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If You _have_ previous copy of Windows which is upgradable by this version of Windows, then its OK. I just wrote that for people who actually break EULA, or want to do it by buying this copy without having legitimate copy of previous Windows version. For them installing upgrade version of Win will not be any less pirated version than one from TPB.
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microsoft windows 7 £43.50 @ Software4Students

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If you have a child at school, you can get Microsoft Windows 7 for £43.50. you register on the site and give the childs name and whatever school they attend and when the school is accepted ( it took t…
Leysestra Avatar4y, 4m agoFound 4 years, 4 months ago11 Comments
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spannerzone
I tried Win8 and my cat vomited on the rug, I uninstalled it straight away.

Or did you uninstall the cat?!
spannerzone
I tried Win8 and my cat vomited on the rug, I uninstalled it straight away.

How do you uninstall vomit?
I tried Win8 and my cat vomited on the rug, I uninstalled it straight away.
I tried the Windows 8 preview, and I liked the design, but was unimpressed with the substance. I imagine it works brilliantly on a touch screen computer, but on a regular system, you can do very little with it. It is based around icons which you have to touch to do stuff. If you can't touch them, they don't work.
Shambles
A bit more info in the thread title would help, like price & retailer (_;)
I did put the price on it clearly states £43.50 and it's purchased from software4students url:http://www.software4students.co.uk// and like another person said it does come in a plastic wallet. I haven't installed mine yet as I am waiting for a friend to do it for me as I myself am useless with this sort of thing hope this info helps.
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Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit £64.95! DOWNLOAD OR DVD @ Software4Students

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Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit **CHECK IF YOU QUALIFY!** Processor: 1GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor Hard Disk: 20GB available disk space (64-bit) Media Drive: DVD/CD authoring…
Ross231 Avatar4y, 5m agoFound 4 years, 5 months ago13 Comments
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annodomini2
Unless you need basically:

1. Domain login.
2. Offline Network files.
3. XP Mode.

Buy Home Premium you won't need ultimate.

Or Bitlocker, access to the Group Policy snap-in or one of the several other features that the full versions offer over the watered-down home editions.
3spartan
Give Ubuntu a try and save £64.95.



Or just use pen and paper and the local library :p
pixelboy68
You are an unwise person to think that no virus / trojan / malware exist on Linux, look at what happened to people with Mac's who had an incorrect view that their OS was safe and secure because the company who sold it to them said it was. No operating system written by man is 100% safe and secure and if you value your privacy and data in any way whatsoever you should always protect your computers.

I didn't say that it was 100% free of malware. The infection rates on Ubuntu systems will be significantly lower by an order of magnitude / a couple of orders of magnitude. The number of infection free machines will similarly be higher by a / couple of order(s) of magnitude.


Edited By: 3spartan on Jun 08, 2012 00:31
should mention its the Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition Upgrade edition not the full edition just for those why may want a complete reinstall of their system
You are an unwise person to think that no virus / trojan / malware exist on Linux, look at what happened to people with Mac's who had an incorrect view that their OS was safe and secure because the company who sold it to them said it was. No operating system written by man is 100% safe and secure and if you value your privacy and data in any way whatsoever you should always protect your computers.
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gingerpaul
Worth noting that CS6 will be released soon but heated added anyway. :)
Adobe have already announced the grace period for free upgrades to the next version and it is already active for the Suites. Not sure about the individual programmes but probably the same but best to check.
pet2000
Note: the reqirements for Adobe software are different from Microsoft. You will need proof of enrolement.


or a letter from your child's school...
Any software over £50 = pirate :D
Note: the reqirements for Adobe software are different from Microsoft. You will need proof of enrolement.
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Windows 7 Ultimate (32 & 64) £59.22 @ Softwareforstudents

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Great deal for ultimate! lots more deals on this site please check! This is the upgrade version.... - ettienem1001
BmTechPlusBm Avatar4y, 8m agoFound 4 years, 8 months ago5 Comments
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It is a shame because i need microsoft office for my daughter
From the 31st March they closed the student offer - all software is now listed as out of stock.

Edited By: ristac on Apr 01, 2012 19:08
S4S has pretty much become redundant now due to Microsoft withdrawing the Student discount
out of stock?
Out of stock.
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Adobe Master Collection CS 5.5 Student/teacher edition £399.00 (Windows only) @ software4students

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Excellent price for most of Adobe's software titles - all the major ones at least - if you are able to meet their education price eligibility criteria. Sadly only (bloody) Windows version is down to t…
Dear Mr Echo Avatar4y, 9m agoFound 4 years, 9 months ago14 Comments
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Dear Mr Echo


Well that's even better and the Mac version is also the same price... good find.
If I thought it was worth your trouble I'd suggest starting a new thread of your own but no doubt it would just attract the same moronic ramblings that this one has.



Exactly! Im not bothering to post software deals on this site anymore.


Well that's even better and the Mac version is also the same price... good find.
If I thought it was worth your trouble I'd suggest starting a new thread of your own but no doubt it would just attract the same moronic ramblings that this one has.
punkstoner1
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CJRodgers
This is a good price for master collection. I dont understand the cold votes unless its people that just pirate it and think it should be free.

If people can find this cheaper please post.

Piracy is a crime! I need to get this for an online course ill be doing, not sure of ill be eligible or not?


piracy is not a crime neither is it theft. if you need it, download it.



How is it not a crime or theft? This is the one time this forumn p***es me off. Whenever a good software deal is posted people vote it cold because they cant get it from a torrent site. If everyone was like this how would developers ever make money to keep bringing out excellent software. The adobe suites a re brilliant and whilst i dont agree with the rrp, i think the student prices are reasonable.

I hope all your computers download virus' and you have to pay more than the software was worth replacing your hardware!

Edited By: CJRodgers on Feb 21, 2012 10:26
JayGB1982
CJRodgers
This is a good price for master collection. I dont understand the cold votes unless its people that just pirate it and think it should be free.

If people can find this cheaper please post.

Piracy is a crime! I need to get this for an online course ill be doing, not sure of ill be eligible or not?


piracy is not a crime neither is it theft. if you need it, download it.
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Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade + Office 2010 bundle just £64.99 (saving an extra £11) at Software4students.

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Seems like a pretty good deal, saving an extra 11 quid on top of the cheap price when bought together. Apparently they don't check if you're a student, and only say that you have to have a student liv…
dwattsy21 Avatar4y, 10m agoFound 4 years, 10 months ago14 Comments
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Does anyone know whether you have two perpetual installs, or you can only install the product TWICE (i.e. if you install the product onto two PCs and then if you upgrade one PC, can you uninstall it on the second PC and install office again on the third new PC?
I am a bit confused now, so do I need to own any previous windows versions?
dwattsy21
noiy
Quick tip: if you want to get the 64-bit version of Office you need to order the download option - even if you're buying the 64-bit Windows version. It states that media version only has the 32-bit ...

does it make any difference if the office version is 64 bit rather than 32? I've just ordered the 64 bit media version?
I'm presuming you mean that you've ordered the 64-bit version of Windows as part of the bundle and it's on media rather than download, as the individual / bundle Office options state that only 32-bit Office is available on media.

If this is the case, there's probably not much point in worrying which is better, as you're getting the 32 bit version now anyway? There are quite a few discussions about 32 bit vs 64 bit it if you Google it.

On this note I found the article here very interesting, as it summarised a number of the discussions I'd already seen:
http://4sysops.com/archives/windows-7-64-bit-or-32-bit-memory-and-performance/

From my own point of view I decided on the 64 bit as it was the same price, and there is at least a possibility that it will be slightly better as regards performance. However, it would seem that it very much depends on what you're using it for whether you'd really notice any difference.

However - having deliberated over it and finally deciding on 64 bit download - I found that both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions were available for in 'My Account' anyway ....
These are upgrade editions, so in theory you should have a valid previous version of windows. But they allow a clean install without the old version being present
mbond65
Hooray for Open office

I'm with you on that - I never buy office anymore , in fact that latest versions of office seem to have a terrible user interface to me.
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Cheapest Microsoft software ever going to end!

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I just got email from Software4students like below. Be smart and go to buy now! Important Notice for S4S Customers! Today we have an important annoucement for all of our S4S fans in relation to…
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Nice touch - S4S claim free delivery - then in a Ryanair moment they add £2 'transaction fee' regardless of card used - the ingenuity of retailers to screw you never ceases to impress
Thanks for this! The first of my three children is off to Uni September, it will be extremely handy for her.I wasn't even aware you could get a reduction for software for students! We have been limping along with Office 2003 since, well, 2003! :D
Whoah, this topic has been off round the moon !
To bring it back to earth our copy of office was slightly cheaper (£36.26) from these guys:
http://www.rmeducation.com/uk/
But it did take a couple of weeks for the discs to arrive, of course Software for Students might be the same, don't know.
He has given away a THIRD of his ENTIRE wealth.

So unless you only have three pence to your name.

pibpob
robo989
You need to do some research. Bill Gates is one of the kindest people in modern society. Google "Bill Gates Philanthropy" and then post how sorry you are for insulting him.

If I gave 1p of my income to charity I'm sure it would be a larger amount in proportion to my salary than Bill Gates does. So no, Bill Gates is not one of the kindest people in modern society, he's one of the richest people in modern society who has so much money he doesn't know what to do with it and so gives a little bit of it to charity. And I can assure you, that money was not innocently earned.
Meathotukdeals
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dean_brfc

The problem is that so many non-students try to buy at student prices.


That's possibly because a lot of people feel that if products can be sold at these prices to students and their families and everyone still makes a profit, then charging anything more to any other home user is nothing but a rip-off?


Outch! MSFT decide to take a margin cut and sell cheaper to a 'poorer' section of society and end up being seen to rip off everyone else? Bet they didn't see that one coming.


Fair enough, but there are many normal home users (non student affiliated) who cannot afford normal prices, and for your phrase "margin cut" will read " a little less profit". If a company can sell a product for say £5 and still make a decent profit, then yes - I would consider charging anything more than that to be a rip off. Let's face it, many students have the "bank of Mum and dad" to fall back on - a lot of low income workers haven't but do they get a discount, even though they may well be amongst one of the "poorer" sections of society? No!
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Windows 7 (upgrade from XP or Vista) for £38.49, and Office 2010 for £37.89 @ software4students

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Haven't actually bought mine yet. Have read a previous thread for this same deal that says they don't check, and only state that somebody in your house must be in education. Pretty good deals th…
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qwerta369
Quite right. It's this reason why I still drive a 1963 Ford Cortina.

The Lotus Cortina was a considerable improvement, I can't think why you didn't upgrade when that came out ;)
Rugrats
if you've got XP it's going to be a struggle to run W7, with vista maybe your PC can handle W7, but why pay if you can get a FREE OS and FREE software: just check this page http://distrowatch.com/
over 100 OS are available for FREE.


Because Linux is terrible? I mean, don't get me wrong. I know it's got some nice features (like, when you move a window around, it bends as if it was made of rubber, which is a great feature and is definitely preferable to something trivial that Windows does easily, like drivers that actually work), but on the whole, it's a makeshift OS.
Do you have to enter a valid Windows XP licence key as part of the Windows 7 installation?
dwl99
anyone know if you can use a Win7 full version DVD (not the upgrade version) with integrated SP1 & tell it to upgrade on top of the old OS then use the upgrade key you bought to validate?

I'll answer my own question - this method works cos I did it last night!
There is also a £1.95 handling fee for orders under £100
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Microsoft Office 2007 Professional Plus *Students and Family* - £48.35 @ Software 4 Students

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Full version of Office 2007 - Office 2010 is cheaper, and is fine (I use it myself), but this deal is for people who prefer 2007 / hate 2010 Eligibility restricted to Students and their immediate…
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K3HOE
Has anyone used this site before?

Do you just get sent the key codes?


Yes - I bought Office 2010 Pro Plus from them, and got the original DVD's plus MS Key. As Nilrem said above, you can get the Disk version or the download.

I picked the DVD option because it doesn't cost extra, but only 32-bit is available on DVD - if you want the 64-bit edition, it's download only
Rugrats
LibreOffice is free :
http://www.libreoffice.org/
:p


And you get what you pay for :p

Seriously though - I actually think that openoffice / libreoffice is fine - I assume it's MS openxml (.docx etc) support is a lot better now, and for writing documents (to print yourself) it was certainly fully featured when I used it.

However, I bought office 2010 because I needed to open documents in MS office and email them to other Office users, and found problems with formatting and tables etc.

But it's free so try it - you can always buy MS Office later


Edited By: djbe on Jan 26, 2012 21:14
Heat added. I have been looking for a copy of 2007 as it integrates with my other software and the price was £100 plus, but have just bought 2010 professional plus from this site as I found it recently. I wish I had gone for 2007. They say they have the auto-correct feature back from 2003, which was removed in 2007. This feature is fantastic and this is why I bought 2010. It doesn't work like the 2003 version. I should have stayed with Libre Office as it is free.
LibreOffice is free :
http://www.libreoffice.org/
:p
K3HOE
Has anyone used this site before?

Do you just get sent the key codes?


I have used them and found them very good, they respond to emails very quickly too which is refreshing!

I always go for the Disc option which in my case came on genuine MS discs with product key code.

You can of course choose the download option in which case they will supply the keys. :)
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Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus £37.89 @ Software4Students CAN INSTALL ON TWO PC'S

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Got a Kid who is in school or higher education you can get lots of microsoft and other software for them at great discounts over RRP i just got office 2010 with windows 7 64bit for £64.99 Micro…
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so if they go to college half a day a week?
emsi2519
Do u need to be a student?

U need to know a relation that is in school/higher education the licence will belong to them but the software can be on any computer my kids grandparents also have office installed for when the kids do homework at there house:)
welsh_andy
free if you know where :D


Pretty obvious but most people don't want a 'dodgy' copy!
free if you know where :D
landwomble - Jan 22, 2012 15:45
Under the HUP you should stop using the software when you leave employment but the key is NOT revoked. It relies on your honesty only...just write down your activation key.


My activation key is no longer recognised, so as they have stopped supplying the NHS with the deal I assume they can cancel the activation keys.
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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 £37.89 delivered @ Software4students

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Also available including free delivery at this price is Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus for Windows Download: Available in your account immediately after purchase. Media: Usually dis…
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funkyfreshman
This isn't really a deal, it's always available at this price on the website mentioned.

Then why can't I find it that cheap now!!
funkyfreshman
This isn't really a deal, it's always available at this price on the website mentioned.

It's a deal for those people who have not seen it before or don't know about it.

I took advantage of this deal just over a year ago after it was posted here and was very grateful to the the one who posted it, no doubt it had been posted several times before I saw it but it was still a good deal to me! :)
This isn't really a deal, it's always available at this price on the website mentioned.
Just get Open Office for free.....Works just as well as Office for 99% of users.
How does this website work
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Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus on Special Offer @ Software4Students £37.89 Free Delivery

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This is very good price and can either be downloaded direct to your email or have the media sent to you free delivery. Product review - Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus (student offer e…
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My six year old wants it for Christmas I am sure.
Jimmyboy
Cool thanks. I've just done it and put myself down as the student and my old school! I only left there 17 years ago!

X) there's a student in all of us.
Cool thanks. I've just done it and put myself down as the student and my old school! I only left there 17 years ago!
Jimmyboy
Do you have to have a student email address to get this or does it not matter?

No anyone can purchase this :)
Do you have to have a student email address to get this or does it not matter?
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Adobe Lightroom £64.95 @ Software4Students

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software from Software4Students UK helps you bring out the best in your photography, whether you’re perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organis…
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Blasphemous
angryshopper
on amazon black friday deals this afternoon, will be interesting to see the price
It's been on Black Friday since the start mate. I think the price was £111. It was definitely one hundred and something and as I say, I think it was about £111. So this deal is stonking hot.

£120 at Amazon and PCWorld. Take your pick. The Academic version is always around this price and needs validation as Geemac has pointed out.
Thanks Spraint.

Geemac
Product does not contain the serial number required for installation. To receive the serial number, students must return the provided validation form and provide a valid student or teacher ID to Adobe. For further information please read the Adobe FAQ.

If you purchase an Adobe product and do not meet the eligibility criteria, you will not pass the validation process and will be unable to return the product for a refund. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy.
My son is at first school. Do you know, would that meet the eligibility criteria Geemac?

Thank you in advance.


Sorry can’t help but if you phone Adobe on 0871 989 1644: 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, they should be able to help

Edited By: Geemac on Nov 24, 2011 07:56
spraint
Blasphemous
angryshopper
on amazon black friday deals this afternoon, will be interesting to see the price

It's been on Black Friday since the start mate. I think the price was £111. It was definitely one hundred and something and as I say, I think it was about £111. So this deal is stonking hot.


£120 at Amazon and PCWorld. Take your pick. The Academic version is always around this price and needs validation as Geemac has pointed out.

Thanks Spraint.

Geemac
Product does not contain the serial number required for installation. To receive the serial number, students must return the provided validation form and provide a valid student or teacher ID to Adobe. For further information please read the Adobe FAQ.

If you purchase an Adobe product and do not meet the eligibility criteria, you will not pass the validation process and will be unable to return the product for a refund. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy.

My son is at first school. Do you know, would that meet the eligibility criteria Geemac?

Thank you in advance.
Blasphemous
angryshopper
on amazon black friday deals this afternoon, will be interesting to see the price

It's been on Black Friday since the start mate. I think the price was £111. It was definitely one hundred and something and as I say, I think it was about £111. So this deal is stonking hot.


£120 at Amazon and PCWorld. Take your pick. The Academic version is always around this price and needs validation as Geemac has pointed out.
Product does not contain the serial number required for installation. To receive the serial number, students must return the provided validation form and provide a valid student or teacher ID to Adobe. For further information please read the Adobe FAQ.

If you purchase an Adobe product and do not meet the eligibility criteria, you will not pass the validation process and will be unable to return the product for a refund. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy.
angryshopper
on amazon black friday deals this afternoon, will be interesting to see the price

It's been on Black Friday since the start mate. I think the price was £111. It was definitely one hundred and something and as I say, I think it was about £111. So this deal is stonking hot.
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Windows 7 Professional £38.49 @ Software4Students £40.44

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Large amount off the RRP, well worth the small cost for upgrading. Plus a £1.95 transaction fee for digital download so £40.44 in total. - chunkylover Compatibility: Vista/XP pre-installed…
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as far as I understand it is students, teacher and academic staff - I am sure as a teaching assistant she would fall under the latter category.
Cheers.


Edited By: gwynhid on Dec 12, 2011 11:39
anyone?
hello all, it states on their website, teachers are also allowed to purchase windows 7 licence and office plus, question I have, my girl friend works in a primary school full time, she's a teaching assistant, is she eligible to purchase this licence? or is it teachers only?


Thanks
I'd like to know also if you can just install this on a system without prior O/S on it.
I have a vista laptop, and it is used mostly by my 2 year old daughter for her nursery rhymes. Will this purchase S4S be a legal one ?
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Office Pro Plus & Windows 7 Pro Upgrade 32-bit £64.99 @ Software4Students

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Hi Folks This is a cracking offer from a Belfast based company Software 4 Students I've used them in the past for other pieces of software and saved hundreds of pounds. I came across this a…
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From memory, Software4Students only sell upgrade versions of Windows 7... make sure you already have a version of Windows installed if you buy from there.

i.e. Not much use for a computer without an operating system installed.

Edited By: TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY on Nov 11, 2011 23:45
quippini
I brough this last week
Installing Win7 Upgrade on a formatted HD does not ask for the oringinal XP

Also more IMPORTANTLY the MS Office 2010 includes 2 licences
not the usual notebook and PC install, but 2 PC's - 2 licenses
The sales guy at Software4Students confirmed license usage


So when you installed this you had no OS at the time?
Also is this the Full Windows 7 version,anyone know?
Thanks.
I brough this last week
Installing Win7 Upgrade on a formatted HD does not ask for the oringinal XP

Also more IMPORTANTLY the MS Office 2010 includes 2 licences
not the usual notebook and PC install, but 2 PC's - 2 licenses
The sales guy at Software4Students confirmed license usage
I hate upgrading Windows as it will inevitably leave behind remnants of the old OS and a completely clean new install is always best. I have used plenty of these upgrade licences on Vista machines, but rather than upgrade I select the custom install then format and delete any existing partitions thus wiping off the old OS. The licence key will still activate as genuine so I don't think it matters from an installation POV but the licence will only be technically valid if you own another COA for that machine.

FYI I use a retail CD to install and enter the upgrade key to validate, never had a problem.
I built a PC for my son, installed a legitimate. version of XP I had on it and then used one of these upgrades to put Windows 7 on it - no problems. To be honest I can't even remember the upgrade version being too fussed about there being an existing version of Windows in place.
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Only valid for students, however it did not ask for any confirmation. An amazing price considering Apple want £105 Available as a download or disk to be posted.
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I don't need Visio or Publisher and can't see any missing parts of excel that I need - so all in all I think its a good deal.
I just retested mine an they appear to render correctly.

I guess this was fixed in an update, but Office 2011 used to have poor support for foreign character sets. Check the Microsoft forums for complaints.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macword/thai-fonts/a34ae4b6-814b-45a1-a5b3-717976f3ae35

Edited By: ash.connor on Sep 23, 2011 14:35: Evidence
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Doesn't support foreign character sets.


Oh rly? Where do people come up with this rubbish?

http://i51.tinypic.com/fx7bk4.jpg


OK it won't render Thai correctly.
ash.connor
Doesn't support foreign character sets.


Oh rly? Where do people come up with this rubbish?

http://i51.tinypic.com/fx7bk4.jpg
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Sudent! Obviously meant student, before someone points it out. :o)
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Open to students any age, teachers and guardians! 1287° ourdevonfamily, made hot 2 years, 1 month ago The fire's out on this one Why not check out a related deal?Windows 7 Professio…
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Bargain price saving you hundreds of pounds for the full product!

Great customer service couldnt have asked for more

Choice of Download or Discs with Free delivery

Installation on 2 computers, exclusive licence holder use


You also get 8 additional Learning Suite applications for Free!
Just had an email at work , i can get this for £8.95 lol !!!!
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my daughter just turned three recently and next week will start attending preschool at the local school for 3h a day that the govt provides for free. Am i allowed to buy this software (next week) at the discounted price or is preschool not allowed.


cal them and ask to check , !!! very helpfull on the phone !!!
my daughter just turned three recently and next week will start attending preschool at the local school for 3h a day that the govt provides for free. Am i allowed to buy this software (next week) at the discounted price or is preschool not allowed.
oh and office pro 2010 64bit works fine !!!
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Good price for upgrade edition! Compatibility: Vista/XP pre-installed Format: Official DVD or Download (Product Key on back of media or emailed with download) Installation:**…
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very tempted, though part of me is thinking "if it isn't broke don't fix it"

can someone sum up all the advantages of 7 over vista? and the implications of upgrading from 32bit vista to 64bit 7?


ive worked in IT / Telecoms for 23 years - all my pc's ran xp until 7 came out and then i upgraded - i never let the virus called vista near my pc's - worst os ever released by MS, there will no doubt be some vista code in 7 but its a massive improvement and runs as lean as xp but is a much better os than xp and is almost as reliable as any apple os - in fact the only things that dont work well on 7 are apple products like itunes, but thats just deliberate sabotage by apple as they dont like connecting to anything non-apple

in simple terms - 7 works, vista doesnt as as its a resource hogger (like a virus or poor antivirus such as mcafee or nortons), if you are using xp still then think about what you are using first before upgrading as xp was a good os anyway - check driver support for your peripherals as you may come unstuck if eg your old webcam isnt supported under 7

thanks for the advice people, can anyone advise of the easiest (& cheapest) way of backing up my current hard drive so i can revert back to it's current state should i find various things not working the way it should be in 7?


Try Clonezilla - basically a free equivalent to Norton Ghost etc.

I always held the opinion that Vista was Windows ME (Millenium Edition) for the new Millenium, and moved to Linux instead.



AS ever not exactly in plain english ! I've read their About clonezilla page but it just doesn't say something important - does this come in pre boot like Acronis used to do so you can clone an entire main operating system?

Thanks dcx_badass


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You can use this upgrade version for a fresh install without any of the tweaks/hacks above.

Just install and when asked for your serial code during installation, choose to "enter it later". Then once windows loads up, install anything you need to get on the internet (network drivers) and nothing else, no updates. Then activate.

As long as you activate before installing any Windows Updates, it'll work. Done it plenty of times at work and at home when i haven't had a non-upgrade disc to hand. You should only have to do the hack shown above if you've installed updates, or are trying to use your code on an updated installation version (like Win 7 SP1).


now that sounds like the best idea to me. cheers.
I would reccomend that people with access to MSDN accounts or images (I do - but have 3 machines that needed 7 pro and only got two windows copies from my msdn account) download the one with SP1 streamlined in before doing the manual activation after install. Its much faster and more compact then installing win 7 and then the service pack! - helpful if your using an SSD or smaller drive...

I suppose there will still be software like nlite about for win 7 so thats also an option if you have a little know how :)
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There is an inbetween...it get's validated because you lied about the fact you're not a student, then it gets invalidated if they find out.


aeonf242
It's called piracy, fraud or being dishonest....

So whats the difference again?

It doesnt matter if your copy activates via MS. Your either using it within the terms of the license agreement or not. If paying £38.49 makes you feel better about yourself and saves you some percieved grief, then I aint judging anyone. Just don't try to label this as anything other than what it is. Committing fraud and/or using exploits to obtain and use software outside the terms of the EULA.
Maybe a bit of a difference, it does depend on the hardware, but for standard computing tasks such as web browsing and word processing a clean install of Vista with SP2 wouldn't be huuuugely noticable to a Win 7 upgrade. As you say though...it does depend on the hardware.
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