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    Windows 7


    Prob belongs in windows forum but whatever

    Anyway, used my student ID to get windows 7 for like 20 dollars or something a while ago, instaled it, now after 30 days it says I must activate. I had been putting it off because i am lazy. However my case that had the CD and stuff has no product key on it for me to enter, weird I thought, so i just downloaded magicjellybean and recovered my product key, however it said that the key was "a default product key, and can not be used for activation"

    This confused me, and so after this happened I was pissed, so I went off to MS website for support, and I try to get support, while doing so they ask for me to enter in my product ID so I entered in the one I had just used to attempt to activate, since that was my default key, and they said in order for me to get support in activating, they were going to charge me 49 dollars or some bull****.

    So I said screw it, took advice from Ryon and just got some torrent from piratebay. Hopefully I won't need it.

    Anyway, is there some place I can just get a product key to activate this windows, witth using my student discount? I have used my 30 days already so a quick reply would be nice, I don't want my OS shuttin down on me :P

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    I know that your local NEX on any military base has a military discounted version, that may combine with student discounts (assuming you are or have a friend that is in the military)
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    When I was in college and picked up XP for $5, what they did was burn you a CD of the iso and then the school had some site they went on to get product keys If I remember right. I know for other software like office and VS.NET they had a site provided by MS that we could go on to download the ISO and part of the download process was us entering our email address and it would email us install instructions + a product key.

    If you got your copy through the school's IT group like we did, maybe you could go ask them for a key.
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    I got my copy of windows from here -> http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx

    I feel scammed ;-;
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    Originally Posted by Skipt
    I got my copy of windows from here -> http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx

    I feel scammed ;-;
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    To Purchase:
    Check your email inbox.
    Click on the link in the email to get access to the store.
    Purchase license/product key.
    Add Back-up media to your order (optional).
    Checkout and download the products that you have purchased!
    Is it possible you can go back to the site you purchased from, login, and find your key there? I bought a couple things off the microsoft store and that is how they work. I can login, look at my purchase history, and next to each product purchase they have the key.

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    I'm going to try it now. They have a link for "Returning Customers". I will also try checking my email for any information, though I don't think there is any in there
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    Found it activation successful. Cheers all for the help, truly appreciated

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    how do you like windows 7 actually? in my opinion it is a bit like an old copy of apple o.s.
    just curious
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    how do you like windows 7 actually? in my opinion it is a bit like an old copy of apple o.s.
    As someone who has used windows, mac, and linux professionally, I'll say WIn7 is Microsoft's best product yet. It still falls short of OSX and various Linux distributions (I use ubuntu for my work machines) but it's a solid effort. They still need to improve security, stability, user interface, compatibility, and tweak the ease of use of the more confusing features, but I wouldn't hesitate to switch an entire office over to Win7 (aside from the staggering cost).

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    I don't know but i would love if someone could find an answer to this question.

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    "Question"????? You asked an opinion question, there is no answer.

    However, I have used only xp, vista, and now 7. I have also just played around on my friends Mac. I like windows 7 the best, mostly because all of its so familiar and easy to find/use.

    With mac's they have so many features I don't know about its a little weird. But I would never pay for such overpriced rubbish for the looks.
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    With mac's they have so many features I don't know about its a little weird. But I would never pay for such overpriced rubbish for the looks.
    Perhaps, and I'm going out on a limb here, but perhaps part of the price comes from the features you don't know about. Maybe.

    I've used every Windows since 3.11 and every version of macOS since...8 I think. I've also been a heavy user of unix/linux for more than a decade. I'll have to say that Windows 7 is the best windows ever made, but it still doesn't do what I want it to do. I do ALL of my work and most of my day-to-day tasks in Ubuntu. My parents and grandparents all have macs because I told them to buy them. I keep a win7 partition at home for games and for windows-only software (the HD camcorder I have records in a proprietary format only readable by their windows-only software).

    Also, ignore the spammer boosting his post count.
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    Originally Posted by ManiacDan
    Also, ignore the spammer boosting his post count.
    Who? 'lint? Or Arty

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