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Windows Vista Business £40.62 @ Software4Students

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7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
Software 4 Students Allows Anyone With Any Family Member In Education To Purchase Their Software, So This Pretty Much Makes Anyone Eligible For This Fantastic Deal!

Edit- Although this is an upgrade disc, it CAN be used to perform a clean install!
Todo This All you need todo is install vista business without the product key being entered during the install process, enter the product key after installation, and it will activate!
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#1
http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352829 For actual students, this is a better deal as it's Vista Ultimate (It's not an upgrade copy either, if that makes a difference to anyone), however for family members this is a very good deal.. Business doesn't come with Media Center, but that's not too much of a problem...
#2
good deal but for some reason I cant register my kids school, their search facility cant find it.
banned#3
InfernoZeus;4590351
http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352829 For actual students, this is a better deal as it's Vista Ultimate (It's not an upgrade copy either, if that makes a difference to anyone), however for family members this is a very good deal.. Business doesn't come with Media Center, but that's not too much of a problem...

It is if you wanted to stream stuff to a 360
#4
Good price for what is usually far more expensive. This will be useful to someone.
banned#5
Whats the point in buying vista at the moment? (or at any time!)

Get XP, or wait for Windows 7, or just use the beta.
#6
It doesn't seem that long ago I bought an extra 1mb of ram for £30 to run Autoroute in WFW 3.11. Hang on, it was last year. I need a new PC :oops: (and I need to find a cheaper memory supplier!)
#7
vibeone
Whats the point in buying vista at the moment? (or at any time!)

Get XP, or wait for Windows 7, or just use the beta.


Probably worth it if you've got a cheapo laptop with Vista Basic I would have thought.

Incidentally, I've used software4students to get office and the disc arrived within a week - no box or manual, just the disc, not that I was bothered about a manual.

I mentioned this recently on the student offer thread (albeit regarding Vista Ultimate) but didn't get much response, maybe I should have put it in it's own thread and not been so lazy!
#8
Just a reminder that you cant upgrade to windows 7 from xp, you have to have vista installed
#9
see if your uni has academic alliance that way you can get it for free :D
#10
!!!!!!!!!!!!! COLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can get it for free alognside other stuff from MSDN if your uni has registered!
#11
not worth the money windows 7 is due out in 6 months so would wait and the real killer for me is no chance of the 64 bit version so useless if you have over 3gb of ram
1 Like #12
I know I am being a miserable troll, but some people may not realise how easy it is to try out Ubuntu Linux.

Its a free download, and can be run off a CD or DVD without touching your hard disc drive, or it can installed as an application within windows (allowing easy removal if wanted).

Why bother? ITS FREE. (And Legal)

Also its quick, making a 3 year old computer seem like new again.
No virus problems.
No illegal licences required.
No microsoft tax.
Loads of great programs starting with Firefox and OpenOffice.

The only problem is that, like rabies, once bitten, you want to pass it on. (hence this post)
#13
Soon it will be available to anyone with a vowel in their name can get it for this price.
#14
vibeone
Whats the point in buying vista at the moment? (or at any time!)

Get XP, or wait for Windows 7, or just use the beta.


Are you kidding me? You'd use a Beta OS above the current Vista?

Sure Vista had it's problems in the early stages but it's a decent OS now and almost certainly far more stable than any microsoft beta OS.....
#15
COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD

Seriously, this post should be edited. practically every uni is part of the msdn academic alliance software thing.

Best way to find the link for your college/uni etcetera is to simply google "MSDN Academic Alliance Software Center YOU'RE UNIVERSITY NAME"

You can also get xp pro for free :)
#16
polly69
not worth the money windows 7 is due out in 6 months so would wait and the real killer for me is no chance of the 64 bit version so useless if you have over 3gb of ram

Err... actually, when you buy vista, the serial is valid for 32bit or 64bit... so the only problem is getting a 64-bit install disc.. either you can download it, or microsoft will send you one, charging you only for the p&p...
#17
Ad arm
COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD

Seriously, this post should be edited. practically every uni is part of the msdn academic alliance software thing.

Best way to find the link for your college/uni etcetera is to simply google "MSDN Academic Alliance Software Center YOU'RE UNIVERSITY NAME"

You can also get xp pro for free :)

As I just found out my trying to do this, most uni's sign up not as a whole, but each faculty signs up seperately... At my uni, the Computing Faculty has signed up, but not the math faculty (which is what I'm doing)... I think if you're a computing student, then there is a high chance that MSDN AA will cover you; otherwise, much less chance...
#18
Rory Joe
Are you kidding me? You'd use a Beta OS above the current Vista?

Sure Vista had it's problems in the early stages but it's a decent OS now and almost certainly far more stable than any microsoft beta OS.....



Did Vista ever really pass beta standards?

I would rather use an abacus than vista.
banned#19
ibiza;4607185
Did Vista ever really pass beta standards?

I would rather use an abacus than vista.

had vista 2 years now and it's never crashed. I cant say the same for xp which crashed a lot.
1 Like #20
Have to agree with the comment about Ubuntu 8.10 - very smooth install and runs like a dream. Not sure about no need for virus protection, but was certainly impressed. Read an interesting ebook on Google the other day. (What would Google do).

Reckon that if Google brought out a decent free operating system it would be bye bye to Microsoft
#21
I can't believe the ****** comments you guys are leaving for this. It looks like a good deal and deserves to be hot.
Stop being geeks and give the guy a break!
#22
Rory Joe
Are you kidding me? You'd use a Beta OS above the current Vista?

Sure Vista had it's problems in the early stages but it's a decent OS now and almost certainly far more stable than any microsoft beta OS.....


Agreed, typical vista bashers have either never even taken the time try the OS or just not bothered to try and learn new things....

I'm trying out win 7 beta and keep going back to my vista sp1......... it's faster and more productive because i've taken the time to learn it and optimize it.

Win 7 has the potential to be good but not until a least a year after it's release.
#23
regcar
Have to agree with the comment about Ubuntu 8.10 - very smooth install and runs like a dream. Not sure about no need for virus protection, but was certainly impressed. Read an interesting ebook on Google the other day. (What would Google do).

Reckon that if Google brought out a decent free operating system it would be bye bye to Microsoft


Can you run all the latest games and GFX hardware on it?
#24
i agree this is a great deal. i have spoken with software 4 students, really nice to deal with. My sons school was not on the list, so they added it on. If your school is on the list they will get some money back. Why do people always witter on about Linux etc. At least with microsoft you can be pretty confident all your devices are going to work. If you use Linux, openoffice thats great. But as a deal for vista this is a good deal!
#25
ibiza
Did Vista ever really pass beta standards?

I would rather use an abacus than vista.



SIGH.......... another uneducated fool...............
#26
Why are people voting "COLD" trying to bring the temp down because of their local uni schemes?

I'd hazard a guess that most people on here are not in uni. Lots of people have kids from the age of 4 in school though, and they are eligible for this software, so hot for them.

Why not start a "Uni only" post to highlight the deals you can get, instead of scoffing at this one?
#27
Not sure about games on Linux - the ones that come as standard did not seem to be anything special. Ubuntu is the perfect choice for someone who just wants a simple to use web browser, write the odd letter and spreadsheet and send emails. That can be done on a fairly basic machine using all free and legal software. Gamers will probably have to stick with MS in the near future.
#28
plasmahal
Agreed, typical vista bashers have either never even taken the time try the OS or just not bothered to try and learn new things....

I'm trying out win 7 beta and keep going back to my vista sp1......... it's faster and more productive because i've taken the time to learn it and optimize it.


If MS had designed it properly the transition from XP would be painless, and not involve a steep learning curve. It's a thoroughly **** OS, give me XP or Linux anyday.
#29
Excellent price - heat added

:)

Rory Joe
Are you kidding me? You'd use a Beta OS above the current Vista?

^ :)

Sure Vista had it's problems in the early stages but it's a decent OS now and almost certainly far more stable than any microsoft beta OS.....


+1

ibiza
Did Vista ever really pass beta standards?

I would rather use an abacus than vista.


a bit harsh.

csiman
had vista 2 years now and it's never crashed. I cant say the same for xp which crashed a lot.


i'm afraid i cant say the same - mine crashes a couple of times a month if i'm unlucky - but i rokon thats due to me pushing my CPU past the 4GHz mark

plasmahal
Agreed, typical vista bashers have either never even taken the time try the OS or just not bothered to try and learn new things....

agreed - at first, i didnt like Vista & went back to XP for a while - but then i took the time to try it, & now i cant go back to XP.

I'm trying out win 7 beta and keep going back to my vista sp1......... it's faster and more productive because i've taken the time to learn it and optimize it.

Win 7 has the potential to be good but not until a least a year after it's release.


+1
Windows 7 is supposed to be quite a bit faster compared to Vista (boot & shutdown), but i did not find that the case.
the taskbar is also a bit hard to get use to, but i'm sure it'll grow on me.

plasmahal
Can you run all the latest games and GFX hardware on it?


well put - if you wanna game, you cant really use any other OS - Windows is where the best games are at.
#30
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v315/116/99/1443554032/n1443554032_30025267_542.jpg
#31
windows 7 is a dream, i installed it on my new laptop that had vista home pro (i would have put XP on but there are no drivers for it :( ) and its easily faster then vista doing most things and on top of that my battery life is longer and it has not crashed on me once

i do have a funny problem with my graphics driver crashing but the OS does not crash as well it just restarts the graphics driver, the only reason i notice is because there is a second of a black screen and a pop up message and that's it back to work :P

the deal is good if you are not at uni and have kids that mean you can get it heat added
#32
csiman
It is if you wanted to stream stuff to a 360

You don't need Media Centre to stream to a 360, only Windows Media Player, which comes with the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service". Once permitted, your 360 will show the computer name of your PC in the "My Videos" section of My Xbox, or whatever it's called in the new dash.

vibeone
Whats the point in buying vista at the moment? (or at any time!)

Get XP, or wait for Windows 7, or just use the beta.

W7 is a year away, sadly. While the beta is incredibly stable, and widely acknowledged as an almost finished product, Vista will still be the modern supported version of Windows for some time. There's no point in using XP over Vista; while it does have its problems, it is miles better than XP for most.

stapsell
I know I am being a miserable troll, but some people may not realise how easy it is to try out Ubuntu Linux.

I also use Ubuntu, and have since "Dapper" in 2006. While it now supports most hardware and you can run IE for those "IE only" sites, I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone. That said, Wine now (just recently) claims support for a few DirectX 10 games, along with numerous other big Windows-only apps. Ubuntu is a great alternative for some, but for anyone who relies on other people to support their PCs, Windows is the only way. I can't see your average ma and pa scouring ubuntuforums.org to find out why X won't start, nor can I see their friendly local computer shop being able to offer assistance.
#33
Rory Joe
Are you kidding me? You'd use a Beta OS above the current Vista?

Sure Vista had it's problems in the early stages but it's a decent OS now and almost certainly far more stable than any microsoft beta OS.....


I'd rather use window 3.11 over vista........ its a steaming pile of poopie


Also I've read that M$ will be giving free upgrades from vista to 7
#34
I love vista, such a smooth user experience
#35
InfernoZeus
http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352829 For actual students, this is a better deal as it's Vista Ultimate (It's not an upgrade copy either, if that makes a difference to anyone), however for family members this is a very good deal.. Business doesn't come with Media Center, but that's not too much of a problem...


no its not its an upgrade copy again as i brought it a couple of months ago
banned#36
jcooper;4608195
You don't need Media Centre to stream to a 360, only Windows Media Player, which comes with the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service". Once permitted, your 360 will show the computer name of your PC in the "My Videos" section of My Xbox, or whatever it's called in the new dash.


Yes but you need the windows media centre update to allow streaming to an xbox. Business edition does not allow this update so you cannnot stream even via media player.

Believe me, I've tried and can see the avis/ mp3s etc but xbox wont play them (plays them fine via mem stick so not a codec issue).

Its a little known deficiency in Business edition.
#37
csiman
It is if you wanted to stream stuff to a 360


ditto!
#38
mikerj
If MS had designed it properly the transition from XP would be painless, and not involve a steep learning curve. It's a thoroughly **** OS, give me XP or Linux anyday.


Well you obviously didn't go from win98 to XP (no service packs).

The transition was awful and XP to vista in comparison was a breeze.....

XP was not that good until SP2.................

How long did you use vista for?

no such thing as a painless transition, in oder to move forward and change we need to leave things behind.

Would you buy a model T ford now just because it is simpler than a ford focus?
#39
This is a very good price as mentioned if you want to upgrade to vista or have vista basic.

To the chap suggesting ubuntu linux...why? Why not instead if you do want to go via the open source route use a linux distro called "Linux Mint" currently on version 6 i think. Basically it's build upon the solid foundation of ubuntu BUT is coded such that it can run DVD's, MP3's, GUI similar to mac/vista without the hassle of having hard code.

Apparently, the next stage in OS development is by the concept of clouds. When you log into a PC anywhere, it access your personalised OS on a server somewhere with all files etc.
#40
plasmahal
SIGH.......... another uneducated fool...............



Quick intelligence test.

1. Which operating system is best? - The one with a reputation for being stable or the one that has a reputation for being unstable.

2. What is the best price to pay for goods intended to do the same thing? Nothing or forty quid?


So if you think being uneducated results in paying less for the better product - then you are confusing education with advertising.



regcar
Not sure about games on Linux - the ones that come as standard did not seem to be anything special. Ubuntu is the perfect choice for someone who just wants a simple to use web browser, write the odd letter and spreadsheet and send emails. That can be done on a fairly basic machine using all free and legal software. Gamers will probably have to stick with MS in the near future.



You said it! - M$ product are best for people who like to sit at their computer playing with themselves.

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