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Cheapest way to LEGALLY upgrade Windows XP into Windows 7?

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I have Windows XP home premium running on the bootcamp partition of my MBP, and I kind of want to upgrade it to W7. The OEM Version is like $100 on Amazon, and that is the entire OS, which would work fine I think. However, I am wondering if I can get it any cheaper. I have a $25 Best Buy gift card too if that will help at all smile.gif

So what would the cheapest way be?
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I'm just going to leave this here.

http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx
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Sign up for a university program where they give MSDN software for free. That's how I got 7 to all my PCs wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13101546 
I have Windows XP home premium running on the bootcamp partition of my MBP, and I kind of want to upgrade it to W7. The OEM Version is like $100 on Amazon, and that is the entire OS, which would work fine I think. However, I am wondering if I can get it any cheaper. I have a $25 Best Buy gift card too if that will help at all smile.gif

So what would the cheapest way be?

well if you are a student or know a student with a .edu email

http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/980253-windows-7-professional-29-99-upgrade.html
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OEM is illegal if it's not sold with a pc wink.gif
But who cares?...
Euh , I gues an OEM version is the cheapest?
except if you can get 2 upgrade legit upgrades ( Vista and 7)
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Are you enrolled in highschool or college? If so check and see if they have MSDNAA or offer discounts for software. If you have a .edu address you can get it for $29.99 here http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/980253-windows-7-professional-29-99-upgrade.html
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by phaseshift;13101577 
well if you are a student or know a student with a .edu email

http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/980253-windows-7-professional-29-99-upgrade.html

Oh wow :O

Too bad all my friends live outside of USA, so I don't know anyone frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xioros;13101579 
OEM is illegal if it's not sold with a pc wink.gif
But who cares?...
Euh , I gues an OEM version is the cheapest?
except if you can get 2 upgrade legit upgrades ( Vista and 7)

most sites require you to buy a mobo or HDD with it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13101603 
Oh wow :O

Too bad all my friends live outside of USA, so I don't know anyone frown.gif

You don't need to be in USA.
I'm in Dk and my university has MSDN contract, so I get Windows, VS and so on software for free. Check if you have something like that wink.gif

(EDIT: It's epic really, got 13000$ value of VisualStudio for free! 13 thousand bucks!..)
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