US Students Get $29.99 Windows 7 –

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2009 04:31 Written by Mire_B Tuesday, 22 September 2009 04:31

It´s a shame that this offering is limited to just a handful of markets. I always believed that one of the critical actions that Microsoft can take to cut down piracy in emerging markets is come up with special offers such as $29.99 Windows 7.

From the Windows Team Blog:

Based on reader comments, I know many are college and university students. I figured I would take a moment to highlight a great deal for those folks we’ve announced today. For a limited time, we are offering the LOWEST PRICE ($29.99 in the US) for Windows 7 exclusively to college and university students. This offer is perfect for students who are not planning to buy a new PC but want to experience all the benefits that Windows 7 will provide. To learn more about the offer and to check eligibility, students should visit

Students in the US can pre-order their copy of Windows 7 in the US starting today and students in the UK can pre-order their copy beginning on September 30th (pre-ordered copies will be available for download beginning October 22nd). Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea and Mexico can participate in this offer on October 22nd (Windows 7 GA).