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I ask if anyone has placed an order for a Win 7 download from here
http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/...s/default.aspx
It is the Microsoft Student Store. The downloads come in a form I am not familar with.They are not at all like the Digital River ISO downloads.There is quite a bit of internet traffic (google "how do I download from the Microsoft Student store). The downloads come in 3 seperate files,and do not contain instructions.Some of the internet traffic says it is easier to spend the extra 13.00 (added to the inital 29.00+tax) so you do not have to deal with a difficult download.I wish to understand what is going on with this type of download but I do think I will spend the extra 13.00 and get a burned DVD sent to me as I simply do not have the time to work it out,but I would like to know what they are doing.
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Did they tell you to download filesplitter program. It is used to break up a program into smaller pieces then when its all downloaed it then puts the pieces back together.
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Frankly - I agree. Spend the extra $13 for pressed DVD media. It'll take about a month to get to you, but I feel it's worth the wait. But get your product key printed off ASAP and keep it in a safe place!

EDIT: If you don't want to be stuck waiting around see if your computer science club has a deal with microsoft for say, Windows Server 2003 or something via MSDN and just use that while you wait. Then you can retire the key to a webserver or something.
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I wonder if this is an attempt to make a couple of extra bucks by motivating people to buy the DVD.When Digital River handled the downloads it was a simple ISO download that you burned to DVD,nothing to it.I just wonder why the student store took this path.I was quite suprised that there was so much internet traffic saying "how can I get this download to work"? (the dialogue usually was not so family friendly).
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When I bought mine it was some crazy exe file I didn't know how to yank the files out of, so I was kind of happy I bought the DVD media since at least that's normal stuff
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
I ask if anyone has placed an order for a Win 7 download from here
http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/...s/default.aspx
It is the Microsoft Student Store. The downloads come in a form I am not familar with.They are not at all like the Digital River ISO downloads.There is quite a bit of internet traffic (google "how do I download from the Microsoft Student store). The downloads come in 3 seperate files,and do not contain instructions.Some of the internet traffic says it is easier to spend the extra 13.00 (added to the inital 29.00+tax) so you do not have to deal with a difficult download.I wish to understand what is going on with this type of download but I do think I will spend the extra 13.00 and get a burned DVD sent to me as I simply do not have the time to work it out,but I would like to know what they are doing.
Those files you downloaded are probably electronic digital distribution files: http://www.mytechguide.org/676/how-t...up2-box-files/


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Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
I wonder if this is an attempt to make a couple of extra bucks by motivating people to buy the DVD.When Digital River handled the downloads it was a simple ISO download that you burned to DVD,nothing to it.I just wonder why the student store took this path.I was quite suprised that there was so much internet traffic saying "how can I get this download to work"? (the dialogue usually was not so family friendly).
DR actually started this fad with the $30 Windows 7 for students back in 2009.

http://www.mytechguide.org/675/windo...ownload-links/
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