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Microsoft - Windows 7 - $49.95 For Eligible TAFE and University Students

Posted By: jatin, posted 2009/10/22 16:45
For a limited time, eligible university & TAFE students can get the sweetest deal -- Windows 7 Home Premium for only $49.95* AUD. That's less than most of your textbooks! Hurry -- offer ends March 31, 2010 at 12am EDST.
Expiry date:2011/03/31
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  • stevehl2009/10/23 01:46:54
    Windows 7 will be available in six different editions, but only Home Premium and Professional will be available for retail sale in most countries.

    Retail pricing
    Windows 7 Home Premium costs $299 outright, while Professional is $449 or Ultimate is $469.
    Upgrades cost $199 for Home Premium, $399 for Professional or $429 for Ultimate.

    wfdTamar - great find. The itsnotcheating.com.au web site has the professional 32bit or 64bit Windows 7 upgrade version for AUD $49.95 (download version) and $14 (including postage) extra if you want it on CD.

    The student edition of Windows 7, contrary to what Microsoft have said, is not exactly the same as the retail ones you will get. The student edition is an "UPGRADE" version. You will need to have a previous Windows version installed before you can install the student Windows 7. If you make it into a bootable DVD and attempt to install it into a blank HDD, it will install fine however your activation key will be rejected as it is for an "upgrade" version of Windows, not a new version. The work around if you have a new hard disk seems to be (1) install Windows Vista/XP onto a new hard disk and then (2) install Windows 7.

    The download will only work for 30 days. So make sure you keep your Windows 7 files somewhere safe! (You can pay the extra $9 at checkout for it to be kept available for 2 years)
  • wfdTamar2009/10/23 08:19:24
    Better to get the Professional Upgrade version here for the same price:

    Microsoft Office Discount for Students - It's Not Cheating
  • allylees2009/10/23 09:31:27
    Does anyone know how many copies you can buy with one .edu.au email address?
  • stevehl2009/10/23 20:33:27
    With reference to the itsnotcheating.com.au site and purchasing conditions go to http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/itsnotcheating/terms.aspx


    Eligibility:
    It’s Not Cheating is only available to eligible students, staff and faculty who possess a valid email address at an educational institution geographically located in Australia. It’s Not Cheating is non-transferable. Limit one purchase per eligible person.

    The Win 7 upgrade download from itsnotcheating is 2.23Gb - will take ages unless you have a fast internet connection - to save mucking around I suggest you order the DVD for an extra $14 (if not only for backup purposes as the download is only valid for 30 days)
  • spodosaurus2009/10/24 03:48:50
    stevehl
    Limit one purchase per eligible person.


    One purchase of each type of key it seems: you can buy one 32bit and one x64 key.
  • stevehl2009/10/24 10:22:43
    Most home users can make do with the Home Premium upgrade edition but will need to check if their old software and hardware will work with Windows 7. If you are working with different languages eg Chinese and English you may need the Win 7 Ultimate version.

    Unless you have a technical background you may run into problems :confused: which are not easily fixed or even unfixable. It could be safer to stay with Windows XP (if it ain't broken don't touch it approach). Users running Win XP are being advised by the different web sites to do a clean installation ie. backup all data, install Win 7 and reinstall all programs.

    Windows 7 - Home Premium
    - The "XP Mode" function is not available in Home Premium (but there is a work around*). The XP Mode function provides functionality so that you can run the programs that run in XP, but will not run in Win 7. eg Internet Explorer 6 , Adobe Acrobat 7, some enterprise software - It's difficult to say which applications are affected. There are plenty of printers, scanners and other peripherals that work on XP, but will not work on Win 7.
    *eg using VMWare, Virtual Box (its free) but you do need your XP license


    Windows 7 - Professional
    - Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC (You need to download additional software for this. One file is about 4 to 6Mb and the other is 450Mb). Also to run the out of the box Virtual PC you will need 2Gb memory, have a processor that supports virtualisation – that means either AMD-V or Intel VT must be on the menu (older Celeron and Pertium processors wont work) and enabled in BIOS. Virtual PC can also support other versions of Windows but you’ll have to provide your own installer disc or ISO image.
    - In addition to full-system Backup and Restore found in all editions, you can back up to a home or business network.
    - Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.


    Windows 7 - Ultimate
    - additional functions to the Professional version
    - Help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft with BitLocker.
    - Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of 35 languages.
  • fenerli2009/12/09 17:48:27
    Check your specific institution for a better deal. Some partner with MSDNAA so you can get it free, some have discounts, e.g. $10 for University of Melbourne students with an "interest in IT".

    Also, there is DreamSpark.com if you want Server 2008 R2 for free which is the server equivalent of Windows 7, but can be run as a desktop OS. See Convert your Windows Server 2008 to a Workstation! for discussions and caveats.
  • Tischler2010/05/19 20:32:00
    stevehl
    Windows 7 will be available in six different editions, but only Home Premium and Professional will be available for retail sale in most countries.

    Retail pricing
    Windows 7 Home Premium costs $299 outright, while Professional is $449 or Ultimate is $469.
    Upgrades cost $199 for Home Premium, $399 for Professional or $429 for Ultimate.

    wfdTamar - great find. The itsnotcheating.com.au web site has the professional 32bit or 64bit Windows 7 upgrade version for AUD $49.95 (download version) and $14 (including postage) extra if you want it on CD.

    The student edition of Windows 7, contrary to what Microsoft have said, is not exactly the same as the retail ones you will get. The student edition is an "UPGRADE" version. You will need to have a previous Windows version installed before you can install the student Windows 7. If you make it into a bootable DVD and attempt to install it into a blank HDD, it will install fine however your activation key will be rejected as it is for an "upgrade" version of Windows, not a new version. The work around if you have a new hard disk seems to be (1) install Windows Vista/XP onto a new hard disk and then (2) install Windows 7.

    The download will only work for 30 days. So make sure you keep your Windows 7 files somewhere safe! (You can pay the extra $9 at checkout for it to be kept available for 2 years)


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