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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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Can anyone confirm ACM offering Office 2013 excel, project or visio?
I can see Office 2013 project and visio but no excel in ACM.
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I do not have used window 8 uptill now, is there anything outstanding addition in win 8?
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I do not have used window 8 uptill now, is there anything outstanding addition in win 8?

Frustration and a learning curve.
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Where is the best place to get windows 7 64 bit. IEEE or ACM?
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Can anyone provide a current update regarding the software available via IEEE? Is Windows 8 still on the site or off the site?

Just received a half-off membership email today, but even $16 is more than I want to pay only to find out Win8 isn't available.

Thanks
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An Update: I went with ACM membership. Windows 7 & 8 are available. Visio 2013, Project 2013, Access 2013. Office is only 2007. Download was seamless and took me 2 days to get DreamSpark account. Quite happy with the purchase.
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Can anyone provide a current update regarding the software available via IEEE? Is Windows 8 still on the site or off the site?

Just received a half-off membership email today, but even $16 is more than I want to pay only to find out Win8 isn't available.

Thanks
Any news???
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Any news???
Far as I can tell, Win 8 is still not available through IEEE. You can actually view the software catalog without a membership, and I didn't see it there. So short of any actual members verifying this, I'm thinking it's still dead.
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Can anyone provide a current update regarding the software available via IEEE? Is Windows 8 still on the site or off the site?

Just received a half-off membership email today, but even $16 is more than I want to pay only to find out Win8 isn't available.

Thanks
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Any news???
No Windows 8. OS listed are XP, Vista, HPC Server 2008 R2, Server 2008 R2, Server 2008, Server 2003 and Web Server 2008.
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Server 2012 is also available

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No Windows 8. OS listed are XP, Vista, HPC Server 2008 R2, Server 2008 R2, Server 2008, Server 2003 and Web Server 2008.
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Server 2012 is also available
Good to know. It does not appear as an OS but does appear under All.
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I have been very unhappy with IEEE actually. i wanted a refund and they wont contact me back =(
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I signed up back in October - ACM membership. I use Windows 8 as one of my primary OS, to run apps only available under MS Windows.At the time I bagged 5 licenses of Windows 8. Solid OS and I'm not exactly fond of M$. I use Ubuntu, Debian 7 (the greatest) and Smashbang linux (based on Debian). I logged into ACM then Dreamspark, and found that my Dreamspark account was disabled! It appears that they closed some loopholes.

I just used/activated another Win8 license - Hyper-V virtual machine under the Windows 8, and it worked. Was able to activate.

Has anyone had luck getting their Dreamspark back? Is there any downside to trying to get it back? I'd hate for them to disable my other keys. There's some sh%t I still want from Dreamspark Frown
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I am going to register for the ACM membership for $42. Can you guys confirm if Windows 8 is available for download?

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I am going to register for the ACM membership for $42. Can you guys confirm if Windows 8 is available for download?

Thanks
I just finished signing up and got the options to DL several different OS. They included Win 8, Win 7, Vista & XP. I only opted for Win 7, so thats all the info I can give atm. Currently in the process of downloading the ISO.
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