Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Windows 7 forum

General discussion

The joy of being a student, thank you Microsoft discounts!

by techguy866 / April 8, 2010 2:33 AM PDT

Just noticed today that not only does Microsoft still have their "ultimate steal" promotion running for students, $60 for Office Ultimate 2007, but when you buy it you get office 2010 for free! Oh and you can also get Windows 7 Professional for $65.

All you need is a university email address you can confirm belongs to you by responding to an email confirmation. I have heard Microsoft isn't doing very much monitoring of this and when I bought my Windows 7 really all they did was send an email to the college email address I gave them. Enjoy!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: The joy of being a student, thank you Microsoft discounts!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: The joy of being a student, thank you Microsoft discounts!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Collapse -
One downside for Microsoft...
by John.Wilkinson / April 8, 2010 7:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Yep...

Many universities are handing out .edu email addresses to alumni, making the process of validating an individual as a qualifying student increasingly problematic. Yes, this has always been an issue since the individual could be a current professor, groundskeeper, etc, so Microsoft and other companies usually just take their word on it. But it's quickly expanding so that anyone that has ever gone to college has access and can give his/her word that he/she is a qualifying student.

Hopefully an alternative validation process is found before Microsoft and others are forced to abandon such student discount programs. At least one company has cited such issues as a reason for restructuring its operations as it was designed specifically and exclusively for students at participating universities.


Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!