Based on reader comments, I know many are college and university students. I figured I would take a moment to highlight a great deal for those folks we’ve announced today. For a limited time, we are offering the LOWEST PRICE ($29.99 in the US) for Windows 7 exclusively to college and university students. This offer is perfect for students who are not planning to buy a new PC but want to experience all the benefits that Windows 7 will provide. To learn more about the offer and to check eligibility, students should visit www.Win741.com.
Students in the US can pre-order their copy of Windows 7 in the US starting today and students in the UK can pre-order their copy beginning on September 30th (pre-ordered copies will be available for download beginning October 22nd). Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea and Mexico can participate in this offer on October 22nd (Windows 7 GA).
Windows 7 is easy to use and great to take on the go to class as well as staying in touch with friends and family via Windows Live!
Windows 7 gives university students the tools they need manage their work (including an easy to use design, the ability to easily connect to devices, and take on the go to class and the library), stay in touch with friends (with Windows Live Essentials) and have fun (including Windows gaming, Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Media Center to interact with TV and movies).
Also, I never ever put eval copies of any OS on a primary machine.
The most that a eval ever gets on is a test machine or one that I can blow away instantly without any concern.
I would never ever consider putting any version 0 or eval on any primary system (I have 5 computers, 2 of which are primary) and 1 of which is primary but blowable (very small HD that I ghost protect via network).
Oh, also, nothing less than Pro ..
I never ever conider the minimal verison worth it.
And have yet to install any minimal OS.. (except linux)..
Sorry but this promo offer for students is a waste of $$.
Because its upgrade only.
Anything short of a full install option's is a joke.
The vast majority of students wont bother with the update options.
For me and nearly all of my classmates (though Im the older of the bunch)... if its not a full install deal, its definatley not a good deal.
In every version update I have ever bothered doing, anything less than full install is always overpriced.
It is always cheaper to buy the full install than any variant of upgrade (in the long run)...
Yes you save on the upfront, but in the end spend much much more.
No thanks, for me.. all I want as a student is win7 64bit...for my laptop that is Vista32bit (but 64bit capable) and my desktop whcih is vista64bit.
It appears that this offer is for an upgrade only. As in, you need to upgrade your current version of Windows to Windows 7 (ie you're not getting the ability to install a copy of Windows 7 on a separate partition and still keep your current Windows.
Why can't I enter a country when I get to the payment screen?
Win 7 does allow an upgrade from Win XP (given your hardware is compatible), but there is a specific process for that.
I have Vista Home Premium, but have been using the Windows 7 Evaluation Copy since it became available a few months ago (different partitions).
Will this final release upgrade my evaluation copy where I have several applications that I could activate one time only, or will it upgrade my Vista, where I will lose the use of those programs.
My real question: Is this deal only for the upgrade version?
"For a limited time, we are offering the LOWEST PRICE ($29.99 in the US) for Windows 7 exclusively to college and university students."
What no senior citizen discount!!!!!! My first Microsoft operating system was DOS 3.0. Us senior citizens get a discount at the local buffet. Myself and a few other old people try any Beta from known companies we can get our hands on. My 87 year old neighbor is still using Windows 95. Talk about problems. I am using Vista and Windows 7 RC. Windows 7 is prebooked.
hey, what about in Indonesia????
it will be very helpfull if we can also using windows 7 with low-cut prices like the others...
and i think, it can help microsoft from loss by being pirated...
let me know okay if the offer goes to indonesia...
Click on the link that follows "Need to join your school's network domain?"
A popup window will appear that has the option to choose Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade.
Note: The electronic download is for EITHER the 32-bit OR 64-bit version. NOT BOTH
Using Bing with the search string "Clean install Windows 7 with upgrade media" returns links to community_winsupersite blog entries that address this issue.
The short answer is no, you cannot install an upgrade version of Win 7 to a blank drive. You must have a qualifying Windows OS version installed and activated.
AFIK, Win 7 does not support an in place upgrade over XP. The only option is a clean install. However, you can install to a seperate partition and dual boot with XP.
I'm ordering my Windows 7 through 741. Just wonder why there's only Windows 7 Home Premium available, where is Professional?
will pupils also get win 7 to reduced prices?
@bnbnt I'm not a microsoft official, however, Windows 7 Doesnt support upgrade from XP, You will need a Full Version to do a full install on a blank HDD.
I'm frm India and am a student at one of the IITs
is india such a bad place for your business?
no preorder offers, no student offers!
i would really like to get a copy of windows 7. but quite frankly the prices are too high
with great offers going round the world, i'm feeling quite cheated.
Sorry for the double post. Thought I got an error.
I've been looking everywhere and can't seem to find the answer:
I run XP, if I get the upgrade version from win741.com, will I be able to do a clean install on a black HDD?
I would really love an answer from a MS person.
ok, so I can't seem to find the answer to this question anywhere. I really need a MS official to answer this.
I run XP, and really really want to get the upgrade 7 version from win741.com. If I purchase this, will I be able to do a full install on a clean HDD?
On the "www.theultimatesteal.com" website Microsoft offers the "Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade" for $64.95. When Windows 7 becomes available on October 22nd will a "Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade" be offered in place of the "Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade"? If not, is Microsoft planning on selling Windows 7 Ultimate, not Professional or Home Premium, at a discounted for college students at a later time?
The website "www.theultimatesteal.com" offers "Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade" for $64.95, will a "Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade" replace "Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade" on the "www.theultimatesteal.com" website when Windows 7 becomes availiable on October 22? If not, will Microsoft be offering windows 7 professional or ultimate at a lower price for students sometime?
will this promotion be offered in singapore??? =)
Considering how obscure the link is to selecting the Win 7 Pro version, I can only assume it's some kind of test. If that's the case, then at least I passed.
Many, if not all, of the questions people have asked in these comments could be answered just by reading the FAQ on the Win741 website.
I certainly do appreciate how much Microsoft supports students through their special offers and the DreamSpark program.
In Mexico, the offer will be available for the spanish version? I'm really interested in buying it.
Will this deal be coming to Irish Universities?
Great offer for those students who qualify, I sent the link on to my two brother in laws who are studying at University.
Definitely a great way to extend the usefull lifespan of a Vista based laptop.
I live in the UK. My college don't have .ac.uk email address' does this mean I won't be able to get the deal?
What about those of us in Highschools? Do we get special deals too? I love the Dreamspark service by the way.
Hey! What about Spanish students? Will we be able to get the special price?
Hi Brandon LeBlanc! Congratulations with yor post!
but I live in Brazil...and unfortunately I can't participate for this offer..
would be nice if the guys like us in the UK could be given the offer of a reduced price windows 7, after all we helped to develope it from day 1.
Don't worry about Vista Ultimate customers. We learned long ago that MS doesn't care about us. Just think about how much good will MS could earn if they offered this price across the board. Imagine how many units you would move, instead of everyone holding off on 7 until they get a new pc.
Just a quick question for you. What versions of Win7 include Shadow Copy/Previous Versions?
Personally, I can just get it through MSDNAA, but I'll be sure to let all of my friends know about this awesome deal as well as The Ultimate Steal program for Office Ultimate 2007!
Everyone except Vista Ultimate customers gets something. Nice way to please your loyalists MS.
I'll be waiting on the day for this to go online, I missed so many offers trying to preorder the full version of windows 7. £30 - it's a no brainer!
My question, will we be able to order a DVD version of windows instead of having to download it?
UK offer is on at : www.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx
Wait a minute. This is an upgrade edition or full version? This will require Vista to be installed too. No Ultimate. No full version of Home Premium or Pro? No thanks.
Microsoft please allow DreamSpark certified students in US and UK to buy it for $30 since their Live ID is already verified. Why do DreamSpark students have to re-verify again?
Why is this such a limited deal? Why not make it available universally and base eligibility on having an ISIC card, not a .edu email address?
tnp, this is certainly a great place to ask that question! Based on my experience, folder settings are persistent in Windows 7. If I change the view of Documents, it keeps with that view. And views I choose for different folders also keep with those settings. Maybe other readers will chime in and offer up their experience here as well.
I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but I can't find anywhere else, and since I'm a student and this is a great price I'm probably going to buy it, so...
Are the folder settings persistent? In Vista, every time I open a folder with documents in it, all the "details" listed return to default, which includes a bunch of crap I don't care about, like tags, file size, file type, etc. I just want to see the file and date modified, but every time I open the folder, it resets to show all that other stuff I don't need. That's my one complaint with Vista (that and no slideshow for the desktop, which W7 has).
Oh, haha, sorry. I must've skim read over the important bit that I was looking for.
Thanks for replying.
Memphis-Ahn, as mentioned in the blog post above - students in the UK will be able to pre-order their copy beginning on September 30th. This offer is certainly not just US only :-)
Windows 7 Professional for $29.99, I'll take one! Awesome, awesome offer! No better way to build the next generation of Windows users than to offer budgeted college students special treatment. All we need now is news of a similar offer down in the Office 2010 world ;)
I'm starting university in the UK, I've already ordered a copy of Ultimate Office 2007 from the digital river website.
I was just wondering when this W7 offer will be available in the UK. It seems to be USA only.
Also, is it only installable once? Or can I install it on multiple netbooks/PCs?
Will there be a student version for Windows 7 Ultimate too? This would be really great...