Cheap copy of Vista

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  1. adm531 macrumors member

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    Where can i get a cheap, perhaps student, copy of vista, which will contain Microsoft office too? Is it possible to find this for under £100?

    thanks
     
  2. hellrider macrumors regular

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    For that price, I think you're out of luck. I may be mistaken, though.

    Office 08 Home and Student ITSELF is around $150, or roughly £90.
     
  3. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    Try this website
    Also - if you buy an OS, you will only get a trial on Office.

    Oh yeah, I've used the website I gave you above and it is completely legitimate. I bought Office for Mac and it arrived the next day.

    It is a microsoft partner.
     
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    You shouldn't. I have NEVER encountered a situation where a MS OS came with a trial.
     
  5. areusche macrumors regular

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    Are you a student in college?

    You can get a valid copy of Vista and a COA in the mail from this place.

    If you're in the UK use this site: http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-uk/default.aspx

    US is here: http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx

    It comes as a download that you burn to a DVD. For Vista Ultimate 65$ (40.45 pounds ) is worth it. There's an option for 64 and 32 bit versions. Also their Office 2007 download is just too irresistible not to get at that price.

    Hope this helps!

    Edit: I see that you are in fact from the UK. Use the site above and you will get vista for well under 100 pounds!
     
  6. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    That's the website I was looking for!! :p

     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you're a college student you may get it even cheaper than that from your school; for example mine offers it for $25. You could ask.
     
  8. areusche macrumors regular

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    Definitely check your college book store. Mine just tells everyone to go to that website :(

    I have a friend who goes to case western in Cleveland. They get Office Pro 2003 for free :mad:
     
  9. Prenvo macrumors regular

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    One of my family's laptops with Windows Vista Home Premium came with a trial for Office :)
     
  10. areusche macrumors regular

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    Every computer I get I reinstall the operating system on. My Macbook Pro included. It gets rid of all of the junk that they put on it and I get to customize the install.
     
  11. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    I got Vista for free. My college is registered with this:

    http://www.e-academy.com/

    and I get free copies of Vista, XP, Expression Studio, Visual Studio, Windows Server 2008, etc.

    My course ends soon, I should finish downloading the rest of the software while I still can :)
     
  12. areusche macrumors regular

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    Crap, my college isn't listed in that list :mad:
     
  13. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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  14. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    But the OS doesn't actually come with the trial. The Laptop did because the manufacturer put the trial on it. It's totally different. Microsoft doesn't load trial software on Windows.
     
  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I have a copy of 98SE with Microsoft Works included.

    98SE FTW!
     
  16. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    It shouldn't, unless that copy came with a computer, in which case the computer Manufacturer modified the OS install to include that software, which wasn't common, even for back then.
     
  17. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    It came in a box, from a shop, with Microsoft Works.
     
  18. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Then someone didn't sell you a legal version of Windows.
     
  19. bobnugget macrumors regular

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    If you don't want to pay anything, are at uni/have NUS and don't mind a bit of tweaking (not much), you can get Windows Server 2008 for free from Microsoft DreamSpark - it'll do pretty much anything Vista can do.

    Some tweak details are here: Using Windows Server 2008 as a Super desktop OS
     
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