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how do these "free" software downloads from universities work?

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2 years ago#1
I able to get all sorts of different things, mostly Office related stuff, and Win7 & 8. Are they only usable while in school and once you're done they disappear? Im really wanting to ditch win8 and go back to 7.
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2 years ago#2
I assume you're talking about Microsoft Dreamspark?
You can keep the software you get through Dreamspark after you're no longer a student.
Read https://www.dreamspark.com/Institution/DS-EULA.aspx and you'll know all about it.
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2 years ago#3
Windows 8 is fine, except for that stupid charm bar. If you look around at all beyond just the UI, it has a lot of pretty big improvements.
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2 years ago#4
I downloaded Win 8 when I was in school and didn't use it until half a year after I graduated and had no issues at all activating it.
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2 years ago#5
Make sure you download all the programs before the session in your University ends.

I actually kept forgetting to get my free programs and Windows 7 / 8
After the school year was over. BAM. No longer able to access the page.
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