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Get WIndows 8 for free if you are a student

spartanhockey 247 54 October 26, 2012 at 08:29 PM in Computers (4)
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Requirements : You have to be a tertiary , university or college student , and your campus needs to be partnered up with Dream Spark – Microsoft initiative ( if you dont know try anyways)

First go to

Then search for your school / college

If your college is partnered up you can use your university login to download Windows 8

Remember you will only get ONE serial key , so keep it safe

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Not sufficient to be a students. All (well, most) can create a dream spark account. This deal requires Dream Spark Premium account.

DS Premium always had free MS client operating systems (aka win 7, 8)


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Wow, don't think anyone has posted this info before. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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ohhh this is how i got windows 7 for free 3-4 years ago.

i remembered that only engineering students at my school were allow to be in this deal
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Who wants Windows 8? I don't want to be a 'beta' tester for the next two years. Windows 7 is just fine for right now......shake head
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not working for me.. I keep getting "To see your products you must sign in []" even though I am already signed in using university login.
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I do not understand how to search for it?
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Wow, don't think anyone has posted this info before. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
It has been posted before.
It's the same DreamSpark program that some department in some University has.
My department doesn't, but check with your IT people if you can qualify.
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Ouch... I graduated in August'12. I am not a student now. Oh well....
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Faculty/Staff gets Windows 8 Upgrade for $12.75 and I don't even have the option.

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Help? I'm at the dreamspark page and I can't log in. When I go to register it says an admin must have created an account. (I am a student who likely qualifies)
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That's the problem with this deal, not just your university but your department and major has to be enrolled in the program.

Typically only engineering and computer sciences departments can get in on this, and even then it might only be for a few particular majors, and even then it might not be eligible for Windows 8.

The only stuff I could get was outdated web programs. Of course it might be worth it to check, but I doubt Windows 8 will be available for any except the 10-25 largest schools, at least for awhile, unless maybe MS is doing a BIG push, which they very well might be.
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woohoo thanks, graduate last year but somehow i still can login my uni account and boom i got windows 8 32b and 64b for free. thanks
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Damn. I want to exchange Windows 8 key for Windows 7. They don't let me.
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Damn I finish all my comp classes ages ago. My account no longer valid Frown Back when I had the account, I downloaded win7 and a bunch of stuff but never get to use them.
Thanks for the heads up thou. I could ask my friend who still enroll in those class or something.
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