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If you are a student you can get Windows 8 embedded for free, or even pro if your school pays Microsoft.

https://www.dreamspark.com/

Embedded is a version meant for kiosks, however it functions just like any other version of Windows 8. Smaller install footprint because its nearly a bare-bones install.

Can I download a legitimate copy of windows 8 or 8.1 for free in the Netherlands as well? I will attend college next year and plan on buying a new laptop (Clevo One based or MSI GT70 based with i7 4810MQ and GTX 870 smile.gif )

Not having to buy windows and office myself but having them provided for free would save me around 200 euros biggrin.gif
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Ofcource it is if I'm slapped in face with a full-screen weather or clock at 10 megapixels and ~2 meter diagonal when I'm in the middle of something else.

And all that bcos some crappy little thing had still a metro app as default or my computer thought I was doing a "magic gesture" while in reality I was just hovering my mouse around trying to decide what to play next.

Nice setup! All those 5 monitors running off of a 7950 flex tho?? Musnt your FPS be crap tho?
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SKYRIM! Which inn is that one?

Can't remember I'm afraid. Its been some time since I took that shot. tongue.gif
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Can't remember I'm afraid. Its been some time since I took that shot. tongue.gif

Surprised there are no ppl there. Did someone steal your sweet roll causing you to chase them all off? tongue.gif
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If you are a student you can get Windows 8 embedded for free, or even pro if your school pays Microsoft.

https://www.dreamspark.com/

Embedded is a version meant for kiosks, however it functions just like any other version of Windows 8. Smaller install footprint because its nearly a bare-bones install.

Can I download a legitimate copy of windows 8 or 8.1 for free in the Netherlands as well? I will attend college next year and plan on buying a new laptop (Clevo One based or MSI GT70 based with i7 4810MQ and GTX 870 smile.gif )

Not having to buy windows and office myself but having them provided for free would save me around 200 euros biggrin.gif

Before you go and buy anything, check out the website of the IT department of the university you are going to attend. They will have some sort of special deal for Windows and Office for the students. It might be reduced pricing or something better. You for example often get access to an MSDN account where you can install anything you want if you study something like Computer Science.
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well..i updated my win8.1 now how do i enable the start menu


See guys, its been so long that he totally forgot how to use the start menu that he will barely use in the first place biggrin.gif
    
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If you are a student you can get Windows 8 embedded for free, or even pro if your school pays Microsoft.

https://www.dreamspark.com/

Embedded is a version meant for kiosks, however it functions just like any other version of Windows 8. Smaller install footprint because its nearly a bare-bones install.

Can I download a legitimate copy of windows 8 or 8.1 for free in the Netherlands as well? I will attend college next year and plan on buying a new laptop (Clevo One based or MSI GT70 based with i7 4810MQ and GTX 870 smile.gif )

Not having to buy windows and office myself but having them provided for free would save me around 200 euros biggrin.gif

Before you go and buy anything, check out the website of the IT department of the university you are going to attend. They will have some sort of special deal for Windows and Office for the students. It might be reduced pricing or something better. You for example often get access to an MSDN account where you can install anything you want if you study something like Computer Science.

Im going to study Engineering at the Techical University of Delft. There is an annual laptop project, but most of the time you can get better bang for your buck if you buy a system yourself. All needed software, be it PS or AutoCad, can be downloaded for free if you are a registered student there. I've read nothing about downloading Windows from there though.

I did find some articles dating back at least a few years stating that the dreamspark project has come to Holland. Does that mean that Windows and office can be downloaded for free by atudents in the Netherlands, too?

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So when will this show up?
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So when will this show up?

Very good question. I have heard alot of people say it will probably not even be for 8, but will be in 9. But if you look at the screenshot with the menu active it does say Windows 8 in the watermark at the bottom right above the clock. I think when it comes down to it, nobody outside of Microsoft really knows. Or if they do they are keeping their mouths shut.
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So when will this show up?

That's unclear as far as I know. There's a blog post on some Microsoft website that explains the changes in that Windows 8.1 Update thingy that was released this week. That blog post also mentioned this screenshot with the start menu and wrote something about "soon" (at least that's how I remember it). When I read that, I was imagining it being released at some point this year and added to Windows 8.1, not 9.
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