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Win 7 home or pro - 30$ for students w/ email

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by foxler, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. foxler

    foxler Regular Member

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    Did a search and didn't see this posted on the forums, so I thought I might share with everyone. I haven't purchased it myself yet, but from what I've read and research a lil bit.. it's good. If anyone has any objections, let me know as I'm probably gonna be buying it cause my lap didn't come w/ free upgrade & I'm on vista.

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    Apparently they are offering windows 7 to students w/ 'valid' .edu email's for 30$. On the page where it says choose your version, below if you click on "need to connect to a network?" it takes you to the pro version, if you don't want Home. 32 or 64 bit for either one.

    /me waits for people who either say 'go linux' or 'I have cerialz' :)
     
  2. TheSlugClub

    TheSlugClub BANNED BANNED

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    i have an oem that doesnt require a key, works perfect for me
     
  3. tobacco

    tobacco Registered Member

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    I did this the other day. It worked out great. Keep in mind that these are "upgrade" licenses and you need a valid installation of a previous Windows OS. But of course if you were inclined, that won't stop you from applying a simple registry tweak, or doing a "double-install" to bybass that limitation.

    If you're a student, you may also qualify for free Windows 2008/R2/2003 server serial keys through the Dreamspark program.
     
  4. Team Zissou

    Team Zissou Registered Member

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    Thanks, this is a pretty sweet deal if you don't already have Windows 7.

    As a Mac user and diehard Apple fanboy who drinks the Kool Aid on a consistent basis, I have to say that Windows 7 is the most polished version of Windows I've ever used. I enjoy some of their features such as the "snap-to-maximize" feature with maximizing windows and whatnot and their dock-like taskbar.

    Of course, the only reason I even have Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro is for the sole purpose of playing Left 4 Dead 2 :p
     
  5. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    Hey is there anywhere I can get a full version of windows OS's, disk and all, for cheap since I got a college email? I'm on windows 7 ultimate now from a torrent (and no activation key needed and no problems for the past month I've had it), but I'd like to resell them ;)
     
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    That's how i got my windows 7. Used my girl's college email and got it for 30$. Definitely worth it! :amish:
     
  7. foxler

    foxler Regular Member

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    Any links to some simple tuts or explanations on reg edits or double-installs? My laptop has vista home premium 32 bit, but I wanna go to win 7 profes 64 bit with this.

    To those with university emails, my uni redirects like 3 different emails to mine. So i was able to get 3 diff coupons. Just did a quick google search w/ the domain and "email redirect" & similar keywords. Some of the subdomains that redirected to mine were like u.school.edu, cs.school.edu (department) and the other one was the mail server subdomain when a whois was done on main email server.
     
  8. tobacco

    tobacco Registered Member

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    Here you go.

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    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
    When you buy through the student program, they charge you to ship the discs. You can bypass that by downloading the ISO direct from them. If you already bought a copy, you can contact their customer support and request the ISO. This is the link they give me:

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    Direct link to Win 7 Pro 64-bit ISO
    http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso
     
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  9. sdtopensied

    sdtopensied Regular Member

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    I have to say that I am impressed with Windows 7. After my fiasco with Vista which ended up with me moving all my machines back to XP, I didn't have high hopes for 7.

    I installed it first on a "Vista Capable" laptop, then on an Acer netbook, and both installations went smoothly. I didn't even have to hunt for drivers after the fact.

    What was even more amazing was that I was actually able to install it on a P4 HT desktop that I built about 4(ish) years ago. It runs like a charm and I didn't have any drivers headaches which amazed me.

    Supposedly, M$ has a deal with most colleges and is selling Windows 7 upgrades for $39.00. To me, it would be worth to shell out a few bucks to not have to worry about activation issues.

    -SDT
     
  10. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    go karmic koala :p