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post #1 of 7
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I've heard there is/was a discount on Windows if you're a student but I can't find anything about it. Does anyone know if this is still going on?

I know about Dreamspark, and my school does offer Windows for free, but you have to be apart of the CS major to get access.
post #2 of 7
Hmmm, not sure. I know Photoshop and other softwares give student discount.

About only thing I know of that is offered is Dreamspark (which is super sweet if you have access to it).

Found this webpage by them.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/students/deals/default.aspx
 
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post #3 of 7
Back in 2008-2009, students got a discount on Windows 7. While I was at NC State, I bought 5 or 6 copies for 50-60 a piece. At ECU, students were given 1 free digital copy of Windows and a free copy of Office. I think most discounts are distributed through the university itself nowadays. If you are at a college now, I'd contact the IT department for the specifics.
post #4 of 7
Employer discounts are where its at. $9.95 for office...yes please.

I think there's more so "student" versions of office..not sure on windows..
post #5 of 7
It may vary by school.

I know the Uni I am currently going at allows access to Dreamspark if you take certain computer classes. Plus, Office 365 is free for all students and you can install the entire Office suite for free up to 5 computers.
 
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks for the replies!

I think what I'm going to do is download Windows 10 onto a USB to install on my new build and just click skip when it asks for the key. I've heard you can install it but it'll keep nagging you for a key and have limited features.

Then once school starts again in the fall, I'll talk to the IT department and see what they can do for me. I have taken a computer science class in the past, but it isn't my major. I do have a Dreamspark account, however they ask for a separate IT Dept account.

If they can't do anything for me I'll just suck it up and buy a key. I figured it was worth looking into to save me $100 if I can.
post #7 of 7
There used to be student version of Win8.1 Pro, was only $60. Not sure if they'll do a similar version for Win10.
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