Thursday, January 6, 2011


Windows 7 Professional Retail For Less Than 30 Bugs

Full Retail Version of Pro For Students only 29.99: Recently I saw a posting about digital river offering 29.99 for anyone with a student email address. You had to go to the website and choose which version and whether or not you wanted the 64bit or 32 bit upgrade. I placed the order and then called Microsoft Store to cancel my previous preorder.

If you are referring to the digital river website you only get one version, either 32 bit or 64 bit and they are upgrade versions only. Plus you have to pay $13 for a backup disk.

By calling the microsoft store you get full retail of what ever version you choose which includes 32/64 bit disks. Plus for only 5 bucks you get a hard copy. Plus retail does not check for previous versions. At least to my understanding.

I purchased two copies because I am a student and so is my daughter. I only bought one hard copy of the disk since I can use that one disk on any computer.

Here is what you do:
  1. Make sure you have a valid email address with .edu
  2. Make sure you have your student ID ready.
  3. Call 1-877-696-7786
  4. Tell them you want to purchase the full retail version of either Home Premium of Professional. Why anyone would not choose Pro is beyond me.
For an extra $5 you can purchase the disk otherwise it is a digital download. Enjoy a full retail version of Windows 7 for only 30 bucks!


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