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    Windows 7 - Student price

    Hello folks, me again.

    Another query. I remember seeing numerous posts about where Windows 7 could be purchased from on the cheap for students. Can anyone point me in the direction of some of the places that do it?

    Looking to pick up 2 copies of Win 7 Pro/Ultimate 32bit to do clean installs.

    I am actually a student, so it's all good. Rep left accordingly

    I already have Win 7 installed but I got that for free from the uni's MSDNAA, I want the other copies for our other computer and for the missus.

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    Original Poster

    I'm aware of this one:

    hotukdeals.com/ite…bit

    But not entirely sure if it is for clean installs or upgrades only.

    *edit* Looks like it might be ok for clean install, but still want to see if there's anywhere else I can get it from

    Heres another one...
    microsoft.com/uk/…er/

    ROFL! Need to pay an extra £9 to actually have the disk? You're having a laugh M$...

    Still looking though

    £30 here: ]http//ww…er/

    It says upgrade edition, but theres probably a way around it.

    There are ways around the upgrade edition, search google, i remember seeing it on something like mydigitallife.com ?
    Otherwise student editions will jsut be £30

    Software4Students : ]http//ww…spx

    I've seen these hacks allowing clean installs of upgrade version. But I'm not convinced this method is futureproof. Has anyone seen full version available at a student price.

    Original Poster

    mudddy;6750506

    I've seen these hacks allowing clean installs of upgrade version. But I'm … I've seen these hacks allowing clean installs of upgrade version. But I'm not convinced this method is futureproof. Has anyone seen full version available at a student price.



    This is what I'm after... This whole "upgrade" idea is complete and total BS in my opinion. I want to pay for the licence to use Windows 7 - Not have to have paid for a licence for a previous version and then pay more to upgrade that.

    Even though I already have the aforementioned licences... (Not ultimate though, which makes it a bit of a swearie)

    Original Poster

    Yes as I thought: (From software4students)

    "This version of Windows 7 ships as an upgrade edition. It is NOT possible or permitted to perform a clean install with this product. You must have an existing valid Windows operating system on your hard disk. All editions of Windows 7 will now include the Internet Explorer 8 web browser as standard."

    Complete toss. Yes I know it is possible to clean install (Although the next point says: "You must have an existing valid Windows operating system on your hard disk" - Every PC (almost) does, or at least has the key to a windows OS, so surely it's legit for anyone?)

    UGH! Make it easy for me.
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