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If you go to college, check w/ your university if they offer windows licenses and ms office licenses for free. It can save you a lot of money w/ your builds. I just graduated this year, but I have a copy of XP pro and office XP pro w/ licenses that are good for life (not just one machine like OEM copies). I don't plan on ever upgrading office XP pro, since a new version would cost like $300. The licenses that I got are even better then ones that I'd buy, which would most likely be OEM versions. I can use the software on as many machines as I want as long as it's only on one machine at a time. And it's not an "XP Upgrade" either, it's a full license

So if you do go to a university, make sure you check to see if you can get a copy of an OS/office software for free, it can save you $500 easy.
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Hmm. . mine gave me a free XP pro upgrade, Visio, and Visual studio for being an MIS major. . .but I checked and only CES majors get Vista and office 2007 for free

(I got to Florida Atlantic University BTW)
 
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I think my collage only gives discounts on software, but I'll send them an email just to make sure.
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My roommate is a Comp Sci major, and he got XP Pro 64, Vista Business, and Office 2007 for free...
    
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yup all students at my college get office software for free and operating systems for 10$ along with photoshop and flash
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
My roommate is a Comp Sci major, and he got XP Pro 64, Vista Business, and Office 2007 for free...
zomg....My university is small ( a couple of thousand students) but I'll check. REp for you, thanks for the tip!
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If you go to college, check w/ your university if they offer windows licenses and ms office licenses for free. It can save you a lot of money w/ your builds. I just graduated this year, but I have a copy of XP pro and office XP pro w/ licenses that are good for life (not just one machine like OEM copies). I don't plan on ever upgrading office XP pro, since a new version would cost like $300. The licenses that I got are even better then ones that I'd buy, which would most likely be OEM versions. I can use the software on as many machines as I want as long as it's only on one machine at a time. And it's not an "XP Upgrade" either, it's a full license

So if you do go to a university, make sure you check to see if you can get a copy of an OS/office software for free, it can save you $500 easy.
Good advice, and some more for those about to finish college:

Take advantage of the student edition discounts on retail versions of software. I have a retail windows copy I paid $100 for, and a Office pro edition that cost me only $200. Retail editions of this software can be transfered from computer to computer - as long as you take them off your previous machine.

Get the deals while you can.
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MSDN has a program called the Academic Alliance, they offer discount or free software to departments of your universities. My school (U of M) offers all Engineering students free dowload and CD key of Vista, XP, Visual Studio, Sharepoint, etc. Here's a link of my schools software hompage, you can browse and see whats offered. All of it is available for free download, or price of shipping to get the retail box.

This is MSDNAA's homepage, check it out!



(I plan on downloading everything they offer before I graduate, never know when you'll need free software!)
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I originally found out about the program when I needed to reinstall windows, which was gonna be a pain since I didn't have the original disc. I was going to download it and install it (since I had the CD Key label on the side of my machine), and someone told me that I can pick up a copy of it at the school library, which saved a lot of hassle
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