Windows+educational price?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by solaris7, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. solaris7 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Is there any discounted price on standalone copies of windows for college students? the computer store at my school only sells the upgrades at discounted prices.
  2. monokakata macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    When I was a college professor I used to be able to buy XP "upgrades" for very little (under $10). They were called upgrades, but they were the same as any OEM XP distribution. No problem installing them on a new drive in a new machine. I picked up a Vista a while ago -- also marked "upgrade" -- to try out on my MBP. Haven't done it yet.

    I'd say chances that the "upgrades" are ordinary installation disks are quite good. How low is the price? If it's really low, it's worth spending the $ to find out.

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