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Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional - £30 for UK Students
Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional - £30 for UK Students

Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional - £30 for UK Students

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We are offering students the opportunity to buy Windows 7 for an amazing discounted price, £30 for either Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional.

You can take advantage of this offer from October 1st but you will need to be quick as it is for a limited time only and is only eligible to college and university students with a valid .EDU email address (an email address given by the college or university, for example: [email protected]leeds.ac.uk ), a PC that is currently running a genuine copy of Windows Vista or Windows XP and can run Windows 7.

This offer will be available from 1st October so please check back then for details on how to take advantage of this great offer.

Why Windows 7?

We have designed and refined Windows 7 based on your input. Youve essentially asked for a PC thats simple to use-one thats faster, easier, and works the way you want. So we made hundreds of basic improvements, and a few you might not have imagined. From switching between programs to recording TV, Windows 7 simplifies the way you use your PC-and the way your PC connects with the world.

microsoft.com/uk/…spx
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£9 extra for Hard copy
£4 extra should you need to download again in future
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810 Comments

Direct link?

EDIT: Sorry, just realised it's not available yet. Voted hot though

You will need "a PC that is currently running a genuine copy of Windows Vista or Windows XP and can run Windows 7."

So it's the upgrade, not the full package ?

I think this should be removed and reposted nearer the time

tallpete33;6317052

You will need "a PC that is currently running a genuine copy of Windows … You will need "a PC that is currently running a genuine copy of Windows Vista or Windows XP and can run Windows 7." So it's the upgrade, not the full package ?



Sorry i dont really know alot about this, but whats the difference between the upgrade and the full package?

As I have said before, MS will eventually give this away free because it is not a new version, just a tweaked upgrade of Vista. I pity the people who rush to buy Windows 7 now. MS marketing is obviously working though.

Save your pounds for a good night out instead.

Banned

Blender;6317168

Sorry i dont really know alot about this, but whats the difference … Sorry i dont really know alot about this, but whats the difference between the upgrade and the full package?



To upgrade you must already have windows on your PC. The full package can be put on a PC with no operating system.

here come the bitter posts by all the people that bought vista from tesco for £44 last week

pet2000;6317203

As I have said before, MS will eventually give this away free because it … As I have said before, MS will eventually give this away free because it is not a new version, just a tweaked upgrade of Vista. I pity the people who rush to buy Windows 7 now. MS marketing is obviously working though.Save your pounds for a good night out instead.



What a ridiculous thing to say. Microsoft will not give this away free (why would they?) and the price increases are not far away. Perhaps it will come back down again in the future but even then you may as well have got it to start with when they were at their cheapest.

They have been doing these discounted deals for people with educational email addresses for a while now. Vista was available cheap some time ago, and 7 will no doubt be subject to the same deals for quite a long time so there may not be a need to rush out and get this deal. The education discounts typically only applied to the udgrade versions however so IMO the £45 retail was a much better deal.

+1 ms is not in the habit of giving things away for free

some one find me a student lol

Great deal, voted hot. Will be sure to order this.

Were is the info on the deal from?

MSDN - free...

Oh it's also probably worth mentioning that they did it for Vista it was for a digital download. Then to get an actual disc it costs an additional £9. Not sure if its going to be the same situation but worth considering.

How does the OP know of this? Any links to this info ?

realblender;6317225

no way... its going to influence someones decision to preorder... its not … no way... its going to influence someones decision to preorder... its not like there isnt enough junk hereI'd get the £ 45 full version. then you will have flexibility if you upgrade your hardware or change computers. However, if its a long term offer, then its a reason not to buy windows 7 in these cheap times


1) It won't appear on the Hottest bar
2) Preorders can be cancelled anyway

Those are the reasons for my suggestions

pet2000;6317203

As I have said before, MS will eventually give this away free because it … As I have said before, MS will eventually give this away free because it is not a new version, just a tweaked upgrade of Vista. I pity the people who rush to buy Windows 7 now. MS marketing is obviously working though.Save your pounds for a good night out instead.



Yes and I had heard that Microsoft decided to go open source and release all their software under GNU GPL :giggle:

7 is more than just a tweaked upgrade of Vista. They've done a lot of work to the underlying kernel and the software running in the OS (hence the less annoying UAC and lower memory usage).
As a user of the Release Candidate I would suggest anyone using Vista at the moment should upgrade.

BTW if you're a Computing student at a university, chances are you can get a free version of Windows 7 Professional through a MSDNAA licence

jay_leeds;6317302

some one find me a student lol



Freshers week!:thumbsup:

nice find - thanks!

YAY!! I'm a 'mature' student, so I will be snaffling one of these up in October

Thanks OP Heat + Rep

what about .ac.uk staff?

MSDN - free...



Very helpful. Now go jump.

tallpete33;6317052

You will need "a PC that is currently running a genuine copy of Windows … You will need "a PC that is currently running a genuine copy of Windows Vista or Windows XP and can run Windows 7." So it's the upgrade, not the full package ?



Well it sounds that way but you can't upgrade from XP to 7 so I it can't just be an upgrade. If it isn't an upgrade then how is it going to tell if you have a valid copy of XP, will it ask for your key maybe?

I have XP and my girlfriend is an international student from sweden living in the UK, I wonder if she is eligible.

edit: ah I should read properly, just need an ac.uk, sorted, now to just answer the mystery upgrade question.

jdmoyers;6317317

Oh it's also probably worth mentioning that they did it for Vista it was … Oh it's also probably worth mentioning that they did it for Vista it was for a digital download. Then to get an actual disc it costs an additional £9. Not sure if its going to be the same situation but worth considering.



But that is still £39 for W7 Pro.

The cheapest at pre-order was £80 at Ebuyer for pro.

Furthermore you don't have to buy the disk so you can just get the download edition and burn it to your own blank DVDR.

Sticking with XP on all my systems, and macos where i'm stuck with that garbage. Thanks anyways microsoft.

shadowdogg;6317311

MSDN - free...



Except you cannot use MSDN copies on production machines - so no use to anyone who actually wants to then use their machine for browsing, gaming etc.

leedale30;6317353

what about .ac.uk staff?



Overpaid and underworked, always on holiday......let them buy there own full price version

pet2000;6317203

As I have said before, MS will eventually give this away free because it … As I have said before, MS will eventually give this away free because it is not a new version, just a tweaked upgrade of Vista. I pity the people who rush to buy Windows 7 now. MS marketing is obviously working though.Save your pounds for a good night out instead.



so all the millions and millions of pounds Microsoft spent on 7 will just be given out as a free upgrade? yeah good one.

Microsoft is a business at the end of the day, they are there to make money.

and for £30 its a brilliant deal.

shadowdogg;6317311

MSDN - free...


And the full Professional Version is available now!!

In the process of downloading

Cheers

Original Poster

Was tweeted about by @tom_warren who reported on it for neowin.net:
neowin.net/new…-30

How do you get it for £30 then, I only see Win7 for 149?!?

thanks

jamesdew;6317357

Well it sounds that way but you can't upgrade from XP to 7 so I it can't … Well it sounds that way but you can't upgrade from XP to 7 so I it can't just be an upgrade. If it isn't an upgrade then how is it going to tell if you have a valid copy of XP, will it ask for your key maybe?I have XP and my girlfriend is an international student from sweden living in the UK, I wonder if she is eligible.edit: ah I should read properly, just need an ac.uk, sorted, now to just answer the mystery upgrade question.



Why can't you upgrade from XP to 7? I knew there were some udgrade issues before because of the internet explorer thing, but thats not a problem any more.

monkeybrains;6317207

here come the bitter posts by all the people that bought vista from tesco … here come the bitter posts by all the people that bought vista from tesco for £44 last week


Is there really anyone that stupid? :w00t:

robot1000;6317387

And the full Professional Version is available now!!In the process of … And the full Professional Version is available now!!In the process of downloadingCheers



The full version has been available for weeks.
However, once again - if you want to use your machine for browsing, a bit of Word processing, gaming etc then an MSDN license is of no use to you - as the licenses are for testing environments only.

jdmoyers;6317392

Why can't you upgrade from XP to 7? I knew there were some udgrade issues … Why can't you upgrade from XP to 7? I knew there were some udgrade issues before because of the internet explorer thing, but thats not a problem any more.



Windows 7 does not support it, this is not to say you cannot install 7 on a machine running XP but you will have to do a complete re-install and not an upgrade. This will result if you losing all your settings and having to re-install your applications.

In case you require proof a quick google search turned this up

pcauthority.com.au/New…spx

The odd thing about this offer is it says £30 for either HP or Pro.

Why would anyone choose Home Premium if it is the same price as Pro?

if your dept has an MDSN AA (Academic Alliance) agreement you can get the pro version for free NOW!!!

shadowdogg;6317311

MSDN - free...



The MSDN Academic Alliance? NOT free. Your University is paying on your behalf for you to have access to that software.

Dynamo Matt;6317442

The MSDN Academic Alliance? NOT free. Your University is paying on your … The MSDN Academic Alliance? NOT free. Your University is paying on your behalf for you to have access to that software.



not strictly true... they are paying (£300-500 pa) so they can use the software for teaching in their labs primarialy. The student access is a major bonus

seems a good deal!

Stoofa;6317370

Except you cannot use MSDN copies on production machines - so no use to … Except you cannot use MSDN copies on production machines - so no use to anyone who actually wants to then use their machine for browsing, gaming etc.



and the people who trying to get students despite violating terms and conditions of not being a student is any difference - how?
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