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Windows 10 Education Edition & Office Professional Plus 2016 Free for Students
Windows 10 Education Edition & Office Professional Plus 2016 Free for Students

Windows 10 Education Edition & Office Professional Plus 2016 Free for Students

Windows 10 Education Edition & Office Professional Plus 2016 could be available for free if you have a..edu email address & your place of study is registered as eligible.

Office Professional Plus 2016 onthehub.com/dow…ts/ through OnTheHub or Microsoft Office 365 Education can be downloaded direct from Microsoft at products.office.com/en-…nts

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Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave University - unlike the Pro and Home editions if you can grab them through Dreamspark (or whatever it's through).

Original Poster

I'm not a student, I was looking for my son, who is unfortunately not eligible :-( How do they know when you're through though?

M0nk3h

Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave … Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave University - unlike the Pro and Home editions if you can grab them through Dreamspark (or whatever it's through).



​What is dreamspark.

What universities participate? Manchester doesnt

madridpaid_the_referee

​What is dreamspark.



Offers free copies of a ton of Microsoft (and other?) software for students, really is amazing. Think you may have to get referred by the uni to get access though, at least I was.

Do all unis in the UK participate in this

Would appreciate if anyone knows the link for full list of unis

Especially Scottish ones. Thanks in advance

M0nk3h

Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave … Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave University - unlike the Pro and Home editions if you can grab them through Dreamspark (or whatever it's through).



Do you mean the terms of the license or that it will actually stop? Cant see how the latter is true since the key system is exactly the same, ie. there's no periodic checks or means of invalidating.

paulywam

What universities participate? Manchester doesnt



try under school
University of Manchester

Looks like they have microsoft imagine premium access. the new name for dreamspark. (My dreamspark account just expired. and i miss it already)

MMU is also there

Just checked for my dad and where he works its extended to staff and faculty too, not just for students.

M0nk3h

Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave … Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave University - unlike the Pro and Home editions if you can grab them through Dreamspark (or whatever it's through).



First thing the website says is that its yours too keep, even after you graduate;
onthehub.com/win…ts/

It's not free, you have to hand over your soul in exchange for it

M0nk3h

Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave … Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave University - unlike the Pro and Home editions if you can grab them through Dreamspark (or whatever it's through).



Linux never expires AND nobody will call you a noob for using it

Coming up as £10.50 for me

windows 10 coming up £10.10

Yeah, there's an 'admin charge' for many (don't know if all?).

Many schools and companies offer this as it comes as part of their site licence, so NOT restricted to .edu emails. In fact, isn't .edu American, UK universities are ac.uk.

M0nk3h

Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave … Be aware, the Education edition of Windows 10 will expire once you leave University - unlike the Pro and Home editions if you can grab them through Dreamspark (or whatever it's through).



We await the apology for getting it wrong.....tumbleweed

adam.mt

We await the apology for getting it wrong.....tumbleweed



And here's your reply.

My dearest apologies this was an error on my behalf. I am a man of my word and thus will accept when I'm wrong, no need to take the michael my young friend.

There was speculation and a few blogs I read (when Win 10 was rolling out) that stated this is the case. Obviously, (like most of their policies) they either took a 180 or this was still early days before it even was advertised.

Banned

What people have failed to understand is that the educational version is NOT the same as the home/pro versions.
For a start there's no Microsoft store, cortana, and the start menu is cut back to windows 7 days.
I wouldn't install it. I've got 10 windows pro licences on my various machines and looked in to this for my server nodes. Wasn't an option with the limitations in the educational version.

Don't go in to this thinking you're getting a the home/pro edition.

Microsoft store - yes
Cortina - yes
Start Menu - normal Win10 one

How do I know? I've installed it many times

There are Group Policy settings to set the first two (should you want) if that's what you mean. As for Start Menu it's the usual one, if it was the W7 one it would make it far easier for work.

You can't really beat getting unlimited Windows and Office for free, so have some heat :P

theworldofgames

You can't really beat getting unlimited Windows and Office for free, so … You can't really beat getting unlimited Windows and Office for free, so have some heat :P



Don't let a Linux user see that comment

adam.mt

Microsoft store - yesCortina - yesStart Menu - normal Win10 oneHow do I … Microsoft store - yesCortina - yesStart Menu - normal Win10 oneHow do I know? I've installed it many times :)There are Group Policy settings to set the first two (should you want) if that's what you mean. As for Start Menu it's the usual one, if it was the W7 one it would make it far easier for work.



Seems the Anniversary Update brings changes:

Microsoft Store - yes (obviously)

Cortana - removed (but maybe they'll be a way to add back, haven't checked)

Changes to Start Menu - very minor, basically you don't get suggestions for third party apps (so that's a positive!)

Khairul

Don't let a Linux user see that comment



Worst part is I'm a massive technology geek, software engineer etc. and still prefer being able to have Windows do everything for me rather than trying to force a poor OS to do things not designed for it to do (like play Minecraft )

Or simply buy an OEM version from eBay for under £10 with lifetime activation until you have that hardware
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