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*UPDATE 10/21 - EIGHT LICENSE KEYS* Windows 8 Professional, Windows Server 2012, VS 2012 Ultimate + more FREE with $42/$32 student membership to ACM/IEEE

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UPDATE 10/21: Special thanks to jamesgx for informing me that 32-bit editions are now available on both IEEE and ACM links. You can now get a total of EIGHT Windows 8 Professional license keys (four from each program using English and French versions of both 32 and 64-bit editions) if you sign up for both programs. ACM members can get the 32-bit French Windows 8 license key using the following link: http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/O...4da23e67f6

Quote from jamesgx View Post :
So, dreamspark just made available the 32-bit versions of Win 8 for ACM and IEE users. You are able to download the 32-bit English version and A 32-bit French version of Win 8 (keep in mind the languages are not tied to the keys). For ACM users the 32 French version link is posted below. Pretty happy I jumped in. laugh out loud
ACMDreamspark [onthehub.com]
UPDATE 10/4: Special thanks to bigfoot123, ACM members can get a second Windows 8 license key using the following link: http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/O...23e67f6&JS
Quote from bigfoot123 View Post :
I don't have access to ACM dreamspark yet but was looking at the site. Looks like you may be able to edit part of the the link on acm to match the ieee product code for french win 8. Does anyone want to give it a try and see if it works? http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/O...&vsro=8&o=9d637f37-22fc-e111-bd05-f04da23e67f6&JS

...The bold part is the product code from IEEE

Inspired by the original thread back when Windows 7 was released (http://archive.slickdeals.net/f/1552163-RETIRED-Free-MSDNAA-Access-for-all-IEEE-ACM-Student-Members-275-Programs-inc-Windows-7-Vista-and-XP-Pro-No-Classes-Needed?sduid=574457), I logged in and checked to see what's new and noticed Windows 8 Professional is now available for download!

MSDNAA aka Dreamspark Premium is available free of charge for all members of IEEE and ACM. ANYONE CAN JOIN! I understand that some schools already provide free access to Dreamspark Premium, but those of us who don't can join these organizations instead!

Student membership fees:
IEEE - $16 half-year (people are reporting that you currently must pay the $32 full-year membership right now) http://www.ieee.org/membership_se..._dues.html
MSDNAA Page: http://msdn04.e-academy.com/ieee_cs_r9

ACM - $42 http://www.acm.org/membership/dues
MSDNAA Page: http://msdn01.e-academy.com/ACM
When registering for ACM, you'll see a warning about Windows 7 which originated due to the last thread. Just ignore it. Windows 8 is new and just recently available through ACM's MSDNAA access.

It takes about 4-5 business days to get full access after paying for membership. I've already downloaded and confirmed working installations of two free full versions of both Windows 8 Professional and Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate using memberships from both organizations. There is also tons of other MS software available such as Windows Server 2012.

Additional membership instructions:
Quote from eryeal View Post :
Additional info and instructions for folks - you don't NEED to be a student, you can actually just put whatever information in you want during signup. Hope this helps!

**NOTE**: ACM signups usually get their MSDNAA login within 2 days. IEEE signups take up to 8 days. See note below.

ACM Typical Sign up Timeline
**NOTE**: ACM is cracking down on Student Status. No problem, If you want to join just fill out the requested information with a legit or seemly legit input
- sign up and ACM will send you log-in information
- You will be asked to enter your Faculty Advisor and Student ID in your Student Profile for verification purposes.
- then you will have to wait till ACM lets you opt-in for MSDNAA membership --- it will take approx. 1 to 2 days --- to check if you can "opt-in", log in to "MyACM" and under the "My Services" tab you will find a light blue box saying "Access ACM’s Student Academic Initiative (SAI) Programs: Developer Academic Alliance (formerly MSDN AA), Sun Academic Initiative, and CA Academic Initiative" --- click on "Developer Academic Alliance" link in this box and if ACM has already processed your payment, you will be able to "opt-in" (however, you do not have to wait for the payment processed email ACM will sent you)
- once you "opt-in", MSDNAA will send you their log-in info within 24 hours (check your junk mail folder - my email was buried in junk)
- once you got your MSDNAA login info, you will be able to log-in here http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/P...897&vsro=8 and download your software

IEEE Typical Sign up Timeline
Within approximately 8 days of your renewal and payment being processed or your new application being processed and accepted, a separate e-mail with user account and login information to access your free software will be sent to the e-mail address on your IEEE record. Please make sure you provide your e-mail address because that is the only way you will receive information about the offer.
- sign up
- wait <8 days
- get an email from MSDNAA

Since people are asking, you get TWO license key for Windows 8 from IEEE (I managed to get one for English and one for French, which can still be used on any language), and ONE license from ACM (only English available). They don't have the 10+ license keys available like last time.
And, YES this is the same exact FULL VERSION of Windows 8 which comes out later this month.

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Quote from wolverine88 View Post :
I sign up yesterday and successfully opt-in for FS premium program today.
They told me I should get the email for DS premium program within 48 hours.
Per ACM, DS premium is not for basic student membership (high school and undergraduate).
Good to be a graduate student.
Btw, I just check the link for DS premium, it has Windows 8.
Did you sign up when it said DS premium not included??
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Quote from wolverine88 View Post :
ok, now opt-in shows up

You opted in on October 3, 2012.

You will receive email confirmation of your Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software account over the next 48 hours. The email confirmation will provide you with the URL to the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software Product Search Page.
When you have selected the software you desire, you will be taken to a "Product Details" screen where you can download the software.
If you've changed your mind, and would rather we did not create a login account for you, please "opt out" below.
Hey wolverine, was that ACM or IEEE? If IEEE I'm wondering what option you need to opt-in for after paying for the membership. Thanks, z
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#468
Quote from coolrunninja View Post :
Did you sign up when it said DS premium not included??
If I remember it correctly, I think I saw it. However, later it clarifies it's not available for basic student membership.

I signed up for ACM, not IEEE.

So this deal is more like $19 for One Windows 8 License.

Windows 2012 Server is already available for me (included in DS standard).

Btw, I think TechNet is better, you get 5 or 10 windows license, 5 or 10 office license. I still have 10 Windows 7 and 10 Office 2010 license from Technet.
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Quote from wolverine88 View Post :
I sign up yesterday and successfully opt-in for FS premium program today.
They told me I should get the email for DS premium program within 48 hours.
Per ACM, DS premium is not for basic student membership (high school and undergraduate).
Good to be a graduate student.
Btw, I just check the link for DS premium, it has Windows 8.
Quote from wolverine88 View Post :
If I remember it correctly, I think I saw it. However, later it clarifies it's not available for basic student membership.

I signed up for ACM, not IEEE.

So this deal is more like $19 for One Windows 8 License.

Windows 2012 Server is already available for me (included in DS standard).

Btw, I think TechNet is better, you get 5 or 10 windows license, 5 or 10 office license. I still have 10 Windows 7 and 10 Office 2010 license from Technet.
so how did you opt in for it? on the site it says this membership does not include DS premium!
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Quote from aero View Post :
tha tis a made up story that goes the rounds, they have gone after people who have sold hudnreds by deactivating them. they have never sued anyone selling less than a hundred, nor deactivated them

I am not advocating selling them, but people do it with no problem all the time
MAYBE no problem for those selling but I sure would hate to be one of those that buys a key that gets deactivated due to this. There's no way I would try selling these keys for that reason alone.
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Quote from coolrunninja View Post :
so how did you opt in for it? on the site it says this membership does not include DS premium!
It only says DS premium is not avail for basic student membership.

Now here is what is has now

ACM Student Membership Benefit

You opted in on October 3, 2012.

You will receive email confirmation of your Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software account over the next 48 hours. The email confirmation will provide you with the URL to the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software Product Search Page.
When you have selected the software you desire, you will be taken to a "Product Details" screen where you can download the software.
If you've changed your mind, and would rather we did not create a login account for you, please "opt out" below.
Please do not create an Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software login account for me.
Through ACM's partnership with the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software Program, ACM Student Members receive free and unlimited access to about 100+ software packages. ACM Student Members also have access to the DreamSpark Premium Software Public Forum, a place where DreamSpark Premium Software users can ask questions about a range of topics including software availability, installation, available resources, and more.
Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software Privacy Policy
Questions about this program? Contact us at msdnadmin@acm.org.
(*) Please Note: Basic Student Membership (intended for High School and Undergraduate Students) does not include access to the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Package.
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Quote from z320 View Post :
Hey wolverine, was that ACM or IEEE? If IEEE I'm wondering what option you need to opt-in for after paying for the membership. Thanks, z

For those that signed up for IEEE, is there any opt-in necessary or just pay for the membership and wait?
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#473
I don't have access to ACM dreamspark yet but was looking at the site. Looks like you may be able to edit part of the the link on acm to match the ieee product code for french win 8. Does anyone want to give it a try and see if it works? http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/O...&vsro=8&o=9d637f37-22fc-e111-bd05-f04da23e67f6&JS

...The bold part is the product code from IEEE
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#474
So does ACM still work with the $42 dues? I am a student who is interested in joining my university's ACM chapter so it would be beneficial either way
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#475
Has anyone who bought IEEE gotten Dreamspark access yet? If so, how?
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#476
Quote from fbueller View Post :
Has anyone who bought IEEE gotten Dreamspark access yet? If so, how?
I signed up on October 1, but haven't received mine yet
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Quote from yeshu1984 View Post :
I signed up on October 1, but haven't received mine yet
Did you select to opt-in to anything after signing up? I signed up earlier today and I'm happy to wait the 8 days but want to make sure I haven't missed any steps after paying for the subscription. Thanks.
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Quote from z320 View Post :
Did you select to opt-in to anything after signing up? I signed up earlier today and I'm happy to wait the 8 days but want to make sure I haven't missed any steps after paying for the subscription. Thanks.
I think the opt in is only for the ACM membership and not IEEE. I certainly did not see any opt in fields that I had to check. Also, OP's post doesn't say anything about opting in for IEEE
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Quote from wolverine88 View Post :
It only says DS premium is not avail for basic student membership.

Now here is what is has now

ACM Student Membership Benefit

You opted in on October 3, 2012.

You will receive email confirmation of your Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software account over the next 48 hours. The email confirmation will provide you with the URL to the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software Product Search Page.
When you have selected the software you desire, you will be taken to a "Product Details" screen where you can download the software.
If you've changed your mind, and would rather we did not create a login account for you, please "opt out" below.
Please do not create an Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software login account for me.
Through ACM's partnership with the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software Program, ACM Student Members receive free and unlimited access to about 100+ software packages. ACM Student Members also have access to the DreamSpark Premium Software Public Forum, a place where DreamSpark Premium Software users can ask questions about a range of topics including software availability, installation, available resources, and more.
Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Software Privacy Policy
Questions about this program? Contact us at msdnadmin@acm.org.
(*) Please Note: Basic Student Membership (intended for High School and Undergraduate Students) does not include access to the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Package.
so which membership did you sign up for the $19 one? Im a grad student - does this mean if i sign up for the $19 plan i can ipt in to MS dreamspark??
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Quote from yeshu1984 View Post :
I think the opt in is only for the ACM membership and not IEEE. I certainly did not see any opt in fields that I had to check. Also, OP's post doesn't say anything about opting in for IEEE

Thanks, I guess all that's left is to wait...
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