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#1 Dannar

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:20 PM

Wife is a college student yet, and we're running XP on our family computer/my gaming rig of awesome. I would like to upgrade to Win7 Home Premium. I see on the interwebz that there at least used to be an upgrade offer of 29.99. Now I don't see it anymore on microsoft's site. All you can it, it would seem, is Win7 Pro for 65 bucks. Guess the old deal's dead?

Secondly, is there anybody out there who has done this? Since you don't get a CD and all (without paying extra that is). How do you physically do it? I wouldn't mind going through a reformat to get Win7, just because it's such a huge jump from a 32bit OS of good 'ole XP. It would be nice getting some insight from fellow nerds (not that you're a nerd or anything, right?)!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:08 PM

Wife is a college student << There was a cheaper basic versin that was offered to students via DigitalRiver (a M/soft promotion)
These are the details that were left at one M/soft Question session, but they may be outdated by now >>> Start Quote -
The FAQ for the Windows 7 Student offer is available on the following website: http://www.win741.com/FAQ.html.
The Ultimate Steal offer (http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx ) is for Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. The FAQ for the Ultimate Steal is available on the following website: https://store.digitalriver.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayHelpPage&SiteID=msshus&Locale=en_US.
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Your wife would need to enquire at her school / university for any current deals, and you would need to check if your XP is suitable for Win7 upgrade

Not all programs that ran on XP will run on Win7, even on the upgrade version -

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:02 PM

does she have a ID for academic verification

try this site http://www.journeyed.com/

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