Is this the right version? Help!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by scotteh, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. scotteh macrumors member

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    So, now that I finally have my college email address I'd like to use its discount capabilities and get myself windows 7. only thing is, this version says upgrade in all caps. However, it seems like I can use it to do what I want, as it says one may do a clean install with it. Yes, no? Help.

    http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspx
     
  2. scotteh thread starter macrumors member

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    unless someone can tell me how to get around this, it seems that this will not get me what i need.
     
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  4. scotteh thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm willing to try it, would be significantly cheaper. i think there would be a high success rate
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Many folks successfully installed the previous student version without a hitch. At that time they weren't marketing it specifically as an upgrade even though that is what they were delivering.

    As long as you are satisfied with the validity of your license, go for it.

    B
     
  6. scotteh thread starter macrumors member

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    success. used wine to get the installer to create the iso, then burned it, and i was home free from there.
     

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