Computer Corner #17
By Bob Habas
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Windows 7 Student Discount

Microsoft offers special discounts for students through agreements with many colleges and universities. Eligible students are allowed to purchase one copy of either Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional from the online store for $29.99. To be sure you are fully aware of what all is available to you, check with your technology administrator, campus book or computer store to learn about what might be available on your campus.
This offer applies to the Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional editions.

Windows 7 Home Premium is perfect for anyone looking for a great media experience and a PC that allows them to get their work done. Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to enjoy and share your favorite TV shows, photos, videos, and music. You can also quickly cut through the clutter on your desktop with new features like Shake and Peek. And you can easily make your PC your own by personalizing your themes, gadgets and desktop backgrounds.

If your school requires Domain Join, then you might want to consider Windows 7 Professional, which will let you connect to your school network so you can take advantage of features like HomeGroup and Remote Media Streaming.

You can choose to download either 32- or 64-bit software.

Windows 7 Professional has all the features of Home Premium, in addition to:

  • Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.
  • Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.
  • You can back up to a home or business network.

You can only take advantage of this special offer through the official promotion website. There is no difference between the Windows 7 software you will install from the online store versus in retail stores.
Start here to find out if you're eligible:

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