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I am doing a new build as soon as Ivy Bridge comes out, and I have a .edu email address. I was looking at the prices for Windows, and I thought since I have a .edu email address, I should be able to get Windows for less than the $100 the OEM goes for. I heard that you could get Windows for very little money if you are a student, but it would only be 32-bit. If you have a cd-key for windows, could you not just install the 64-bit. Also, is it possible to get Windows 7 Professional if you are a student? I would prefer to have that. Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read this, and any help would be good.
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Yes, a 32bit key will work with a 64bit disc, and install x64 version.

As far as what versions are available for students, I have no idea.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Yes, a 32bit key will work with a 64bit disc, and install x64 version.
As far as what versions are available for students, I have no idea.

Thanks for the quick response Pioneer. Would rep you XD
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My university gave me a MSDNAA account and it allowed me to get Pro 64bit free.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

My university gave me a MSDNAA account and it allowed me to get Pro 64bit free.

I don't have a MSDNAA account, and I doubt my school would give me Windows. I was wondering what would happen, just in a general sense, if I called Microsoft, and asked them for a cheap Windows 7. If anyone knows, that would be great.
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http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.216644200

You just need to purchase with your student email

*EDIT*

Even though it is an upgrade version and will only give you an upgrade key, there are ways around this as documented here:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-and-product-key-on-formatted-or-empty-blank-hard-drive/

As for the DVD image you can download it directly from Digital River:
http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso

This method will allow you to buy it for cheap and perform a clean install.
Edited by fofamit - 2/23/12 at 7:54pm
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Have you tried buying it through your school? like a school store or something?

i did a quick google (people should do this more often)

this came up

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/productID.216644200?Icid=Student_HUB_4up_Windows

soo yea.
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