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Yup, it's sweet. I got win 7, server, office, visual basic, visual c, and all kinda goodies. Downloaded things I'll never even use in my excitement lmao.
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damn was not aware of that, ill check with my school too tongue.gif

MSDN Academic Alliance. smile.gif

I've exploited this in the past before all the tuition hikes. I signed up for an CSS/XML class (choosing the personal enrichment option so's not to mess up my GPA) at my local JC. Only cost me $58 at the time, but because I was taking a computer class, I got a copy of Vista x64 Professional, Vista x64 Business, Visual Studio 2008, and Office 2008. All for $58. biggrin.gif
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Thanks for all that, the 7forums link in particular explained it nicely.


I'll get onto buying that and then ponder over the attraction of not needing to reinstall programs vs the responsiveness of a fresh install (which is probably overdue!) tongue.gif
    
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1) Yes, but it must detect a valid previous OS. If you attempt to install an Upgrade Version on a completely wiped system, it will tell you your key is invalid. There are ways around this, google is your friend.
2) I've never tested this, I've heard MS deactivates the license key of the previous OS.
3) I got the Student Discount version years ago, as far as I know it's no different than a Win7 Home Premium Upgrade edition/key.
Edit - Oh I see your Student Discount version is different. I was referring to the one that was offered for $30, but you got no physical media. Also it was Home Premium instead of Professional.

Not the case--you can do a clean install with the "upgrade" disk--follow this post, it works: http://www.overclock.net/t/1110152/windows-7-upgrade-process#post_14834361

There's another method that I've used a couple times, but I can't find the step-by-step off the top of my head. If I find it, I'll post back.

EDIT--guess I didn't read closely enough, the method was already posted in this thread, here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1195298/student-discount-and-upgrade-versions-of-windows#post_16114774
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faster, yes, legit way...no lol

How is it not legit? Under the EULA, a clean install using upgrade media is allowable, regardless of the "technical feasibility." The only requirement is that you don't use the older copy of Windows your upgrade is intending to replace.

So, in response to the OP's question about re-using his copy of Vista after doing a clean-install of Windows 7 via upgrade media, legally, no you can't.

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See here for explanation: http://www.pcworld.com/article/174710/microsoft_says_windows_7_install_workaround_is_legal.html
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Thanks for all that, the 7forums link in particular explained it nicely.
I'll get onto buying that and then ponder over the attraction of not needing to reinstall programs vs the responsiveness of a fresh install (which is probably overdue!) tongue.gif

do a fresh install, its best especially with an ssd. Nice and clean and fresh, like fresh undies out of the dryer.
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Lol, I didn't even know I'd get it. When I started my bachelors in system security, the IT director emailed all IT students with the info. I logged in and literally fell out of my seat. My wife was like what the hell is wrong with you? That was a good day.
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License/Activation/Installation queries.
1) How do upgrade versions work in practice? Install as usual then put in Vista/XP key as well as "upgrade" key code to activate?
2) Can I "upgrade" my computer to 7, then go and fresh install vista using it's original key on another computer?
3) Anyone happen to have used/tried the MS student discount scheme/shop/thing before?
Context: Currently got 32bit vista & wouldn't mind 64bit 7. OEM version for £70 or upgrade version is £38 straight from MS if you're a student
Thanks in advance!

1) MS defines upgrades in two ways: Upgrade wherein you retain your programs and files or Custom install on top of the previous O.S. WITHOUT reformatting the hard drive. For obvious reasons the custom install will require you to re-install your programs while files can be recovered from the Windows.old folder created. In a custom install by the way, no need to enter the older O.S's key. Just make sure that you install on top of it using the Windows 7 disk.....(e.g. start the installation within Vista or XP or insert the upgrade disk restart the computer boot to the Windows 7 setup and DO NOT PARTITION or FORMAT the hard drive.)
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