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LifeStealer

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It depends on the department. I have one license from Materials Science, one license from Electrical Engineering and one from Computer Science, same school. Don't have one for Mechanical though.
 

Kev

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I still have my edu address but am not a current student, can I do this? Do they actually ask for proof of attending classes?
 

Jeraden

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I got in on this a few days ago. You just pop a .edu email address in, and that's where they send the download links/key. It's all automated, so no student verification takes place or anything. Download of the iso was pretty slow, other than that, it was really easy!
 

SithSolo1

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I'm still waiting on the physical back-up to arrive. Supposedly it shipped out on the 21st.
 

PuppettMaster001

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I still have my edu address but am not a current student, can I do this? Do they actually ask for proof of attending classes?
No proof required. I got my Win 7 Pro and I haven't been enrolled in classes for about a year and a half.
 

alrocky

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FYI:

Ordered on June 27
DVD of Win 7 64 shipped on July 1
DVD of Win 7 64 arrived July 13
 

herkulease

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can I use a retail disk to install or do I have to use the download version? I assume retail disc is fine.
 

Homerboy

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can I use a retail disk to install or do I have to use the download version? I assume retail disc is fine.
Im not sure why it would matter all that much? People here are reporting you can do a clean, fresh install even with this dloaded "upgade" disk.

Anyone know if vLite work with Win7?
 

herkulease

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Im not sure why it would matter all that much? People here are reporting you can do a clean, fresh install even with this dloaded "upgade" disk.

Anyone know if vLite work with Win7?
Yes I read that part. I just wasn't sure if the downloaded iso is any different. I don't want to waste time downloading it if I can just use the retail disk I have and put in the "upgrade" key for the clean install.
 

prop329

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Thank you for the link. Used my g/f's email address. Saving this for my next PC build.
 

thesmokingman

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can I use a retail disk to install or do I have to use the download version? I assume retail disc is fine.
I used a student key with my retail upgrade disc, and it worked for the 64 bit install too. I was worried it was 32 bit only, but was stoked that it worked.
 

Denorek

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I think someone from MS is getting wind of this, just had my brother-in-law report that the key doesn't work during a clean install. Going to try to upgrade from WinXP.
 

Athena

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I think someone from MS is getting wind of this, just had my brother-in-law report that the key doesn't work during a clean install. Going to try to upgrade from WinXP.
The Windows 7 Upgrade license requires that the old version be installed on the machine. When you run it on a machine with WinXP, it will wrap everything already on the machine into a "Windows.old" folder and generate a clean Windows 7 system. The user can just delete that folder once the install is completed. Vista users can do the same thing or opt for an in-place upgrade.
 

KIAman

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I think someone from MS is getting wind of this, just had my brother-in-law report that the key doesn't work during a clean install. Going to try to upgrade from WinXP.
If true, that kinda sucks, although, still a great deal.
 

Cheetah8799

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I think someone from MS is getting wind of this, just had my brother-in-law report that the key doesn't work during a clean install. Going to try to upgrade from WinXP.

There are ways to do a clean install if you don't mind a little monkeying around in the registry.
 

Denorek

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Having my brother in law do a clean XP install, and try the Win7.

Kinda silly, but I think it works that way.
 

Kev

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Finally got around to buying this. After I purchase and submit the form, I did not get a download link. How long does it take for the actual download to be available? I get a message that it's "Processing serial number or unlock code"
 
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Rjammmm

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Guys, if it helps, I graduated in 1986 and have an alumni email account and Mr Softie approved me for the 29 beloved patriot deal...
 

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