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Students get cheap Windows 7 deal

UK University students can order cut-price copy

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The Microsoft Windows 7 desktop

Microsoft hopes to entice students to take up its new operating system, Windows 7, by offering the software to them at a special discounted price.

The software giant is offering UK university students the chance to pre-order Windows 7 for just £30 from 30 September via a special website. Students will be able to pre-order the OS in advance of the official October 22 launch date.

Are you eligible?

The offer is open to any UK student with a valid .edu email address. This is an email address given by a college or university, (for example name@exteruni.ac.uk). 

The offer will last until 3 January 2010 after which students will have to pay the full price for the operating system.

Microsoft claims that the offer is ideal for students who want to upgrade their existing Windows XP or Windows Vista PC  rather than buying a new one. Microsoft claims that Windows 7 is also ideal for low-cost netbooks, favoured by many students.

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