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Hey, I want vista pretty badly. However, I have no interest in doing it illegally. I'd like a 100% legit copy. I do not want to get OEM because I plan on getting nehalem and don't want the motherboard to screw me over down the line....so...is there some way to get a discount (apart from student) for an OS??? I really don't want to spend 300$ on an OS...

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post #2 of 39
Well as you said, the Student discount is the best. A lot of universities get Vista for minimal or even free price for all of it's students.
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ty for the reply,

as a side note, i'l like 64bit ultimate
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You could check if your school is a part of the MSDN. If it is, you can get vista for free, like I did.
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post #5 of 39
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You could check if your school is a part of the MSDN. If it is, you can get vista for free, like I did.
how to find out?
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anyone go to bcit ? i was a part time student student and want to know if i could get it
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post #7 of 39
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anyone go to bcit ? i was a part time student student and want to know if i could get it
nevermind him.

back on topic.

I looked on MSDNs site, how do you go about the process?
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post #8 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Locool676 View Post
You could check if your school is a part of the MSDN. If it is, you can get vista for free, like I did.
I thoguht the Vista on MSDN are Business versions?

There's XP Pro and Server 2003 though.
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post #9 of 39
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I thoguht the Vista on MSDN are Business versions?

There's XP Pro and Server 2003 though.
I have a copy of serv 03, and pleanty of XP copies...i need vista...

would royally suck if they didnt have ultimate / home premium...
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Hey, I want vista pretty badly. However, I have no interest in doing it illegally. I'd like a 100% legit copy. I do not want to get OEM because I plan on getting nehalem and don't want the motherboard to screw me over down the line....so...is there some way to get a discount (apart from student) for an OS??? I really don't want to spend 300$ on an OS...

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