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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?v=1&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 endlesscash View Post :
Where is Doomsday when we need it, fact is Windows 8 is not horrible, it is considerably quicker than Windows 7. There are some annoyances, but overall far better than 7 which is also a good.
don't know a single tech literate person upgrading to 8
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#47
Does the membership pay for the license as well? I'm sure we can download ISO images from anywhere...
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#48
ACM appears to no longer be an option... when I signed up it told me that a lot of people have been coming to receive windows, but thats not an option. Hmm... It said windows 7, though.
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Quote from petard View Post :
#1 whines about the start menu while I've... [snip] ...stupid editorial pieces.
shut up.

Quote from eryeal View Post :
Then for goodness sakes just pick some tech magazines you like and find some articles on Windows 8 and the desktop .. pcmag, engadget, whatever floats your boat. I just did a quick google search as I've been reading the reviews throughout the last couple of months. You'll find that, for desktop or work purposes, Windows 8 is primarily panned.
shut up.

Quote from trdexalbee View Post :
If they change the GUI to something more productive and keep the windows 8 improvements, its not bad. I tried windows 8 beta and I liked it, after I changed to classic mode. They just need a windows 7 GUI with windows 8 underneath...oh they have been doing that since windows 95....
shut up.

Quote from Troupster View Post :
don't know a single tech literate person upgrading to 8
shut up.

This is not Win7 vs Win8 thread.
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Quote from Troupster View Post :
don't know a single tech literate person upgrading to 8
I know you don't know me, but I work in IT and I'll be upgrading one of my computers. It's really just a refined version of Win7 with a new start menu. I swear most haven't even tried Win8, Metro may be stupid but it takes 3 seconds to go to the desktop.
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#51
How many licenses does this get me ?
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Quote from BigChiefTaco View Post :
shut up.



shut up.



shut up.



shut up.

This is not Win7 vs Win8 thread.
shut up, you just did the same thing they did (which I am doing now.)
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Quote from coolbrys View Post :
I know you don't know me, but I work in IT and I'll be upgrading one of my computers. It's really just a refined version of Win7 with a new start menu. I swear most haven't even tried Win8, Metro may be stupid but it takes 3 seconds to go to the desktop.
Windows 8 is fine. Try it out before you knock it, as this poster said. This is a great deal on an OS that is Win7 + some new features that are easily bypassed.

Ugh...
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#54
Quote from gibsonbass View Post :
It might be a dumb question but I would like to know if I upgraded to window 8, do I have to install all the drivers and programs once again on window8 ?
if you do an upgrade you keep everything that you currently have.

if you do a clean install then you lose everything and install a brand new windows 8 only.
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Quote from parasitemite View Post :
How do you get the half-year option at IEEE?
The half year option stopped on August 15th, after that you can only pay the full year rate for all of the next calendar year.
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Quote from coolbrys View Post :
I know you don't know me, but I work in IT and I'll be upgrading one of my computers. It's really just a refined version of Win7 with a new start menu. I swear most haven't even tried Win8, Metro may be stupid but it takes 3 seconds to go to the desktop.
That's 3 seconds saved by using Windows 7. Smilie
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#57
hi, so to be clear, do we only get to use one software upgrade per website? eg., if i just sign up for ACM, do I only get to upgrade to windows 8, or will i be able to also get other free software available?
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Quote from k000 View Post :
How many licenses does this get me ?
2 I believe. 1 32-bit and 1 64-bit

ACM/IEEE don't seem to have Windows 8 Professional 32 or 64 bit (English - Great Britain) LMAO Otherwise.. you would be able to get 4 keys. I have Dreamspark/onthehub from school and I have 4 Stick Out Tongue

Quote from professor_jaji View Post :
hi, so to be clear, do we only get to use one software upgrade per website? eg., if i just sign up for ACM, do I only get to upgrade to windows 8, or will i be able to also get other free software available?
Technically, free softwares that's on the page.
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#59
After being an IEEE member(not a student member), how to get the VS 2012? Thanks.
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Quote from runtohell121 View Post :
2 I believe. 1 32-bit and 1 64-bit

ACM/IEEE don't seem to have Windows 8 Professional 32 or 64 bit (English - Great Britain) LMAO Otherwise.. you would be able to get 4 keys. I have Dreamspark/onthehub from school and I have 4 Stick Out Tongue


Technically, free softwares that's on the page.
hi, thanks...

do you mean ACM/IEEE doesn't have windows 8 professional 32 or 64 bit, for english great britain only? so is there english US version for pro? thanks
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