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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 SMAX View Post :
Anyone have a valid Win 7 Pro key they want to trade for a Win 8 Pro key?
I'm also looking for a Windows 7 Pro 64bit key. If anyone has an extra one, please msg me!
Thanks Smilie
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#1202
Instead of complaining here, you should probably follow the instructions at :

http://www.ieee.org/membership_se...tware.html

"If you do not receive the email within two weeks:

Please send an email or any questions, and be sure to include your name and IEEE member number"

The "please send an email or any questions..." line is a link that points at msoffer@ieee.org. I'd bet the poor support folks you fired an email at have more than enough to deal with right this moment... Wink


Quote from dr.girish View Post :
Backing out now wouldn't really make sense..i have waited to long. Might as well wait a few more days. No i am not complaining, just disappointed that its taking soooo long. And even if I do complain, its rightly so. Service not provided - company's fault, not mine! Big Grin
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Quote from michrech View Post :
Instead of complaining here, you should probably follow the instructions at :

http://www.ieee.org/membership_se...tware.html

"If you do not receive the email within two weeks:

Please send an email or any questions, and be sure to include your name and IEEE member number"

The "please send an email or any questions..." line is a link that points at msoffer@ieee.org. I'd bet the poor support folks you fired an email at have more than enough to deal with right this moment... Wink
Did everything mentioned above. I even got a reply from them! Which was pretty vague and didn't really help much.
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#1204
anyone mind sparing a 32bit license? I could use one for my tablet; it would be much appreciated Smilie
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#1205
Quote from dr.girish View Post :
Did everything mentioned above. I even got a reply from them! Which was pretty vague and didn't really help much.
What was their reply? Going on 16 days now for IEEE. Such BS.
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Quote from deeznutz206 View Post :
What was their reply? Going on 16 days now for IEEE. Such BS.
"Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. We appreciate your patience while awaiting our reply.
The emails of those students who joined the IEEE Computer Society or the IEEE are compiled and set up with rights to access the Microsoft software within two weeks from joined date.
You will receive an email directly from Microsoft with a link and password to access this benefit. The email address with this log in information will be coming from "User Import" or "msdnaa_software center". However, due to Hurricane Sandy, this process has been delayed. Once all is restored, we will send you the information you need to access your free software."
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Quote from dr.girish View Post :
"Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. We appreciate your patience while awaiting our reply.
The emails of those students who joined the IEEE Computer Society or the IEEE are compiled and set up with rights to access the Microsoft software within two weeks from joined date.
You will receive an email directly from Microsoft with a link and password to access this benefit. The email address with this log in information will be coming from "User Import" or "msdnaa_software center". However, due to Hurricane Sandy, this process has been delayed. Once all is restored, we will send you the information you need to access your free software."
Thanks. The wait continues.
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#1208
looks like the wiki says they are back to normal now.. i wonder if they're going to restart the 14 day timer now or what - lol
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#1209
It's been 24 days for me. If I knew they were going to send it eventually it wouldn't bother me as much...but right now it looks like they sold a product they didn't have.
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Quote from ccons View Post :
looks like the wiki says they are back to normal now.. i wonder if they're going to restart the 14 day timer now or what - lol
ha, probably true.

but i'm good now. don't have to activate my win8 pro copy for 180 days shake head
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#1211
I just got my email for Dreamspark and I created an account before the 21st.
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#1212
Got my email..! from IEEE. Hooray..!
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#1213
I just received my email as well, signed up on the 21st.
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#1214
Got mine from IEEE today as well - ordered on 21 OCT
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#1215
Quote from kingkong79 View Post :
You need to click the two links posted in first post for the two french versions. One is for 32 bit and the other for 64 bit.
When i clicked the link, my un/pw isn't working. I did get the first two Win8 from IEEE, how do I sign up or get the french versions?
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