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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to get Windows 7 for $50 and Office for $99

Australian students, teachers and employees of educational institutions should listen up. Microsoft is offering Windows 7 for only $50 and Microsoft Office Professional Academic for only $99! You will need to go to the Microsoft backed website to put in your student/staff email address (must be a to qualify) and you will  be able to order the programs for the special price.

Some may wonder whether the version that is available for this price is a good enough version. Below is a table of the different Microsoft Office versions available and how they are different. The one that is being offered on is the Professional Academic one which looks like a pretty healthy option.
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Should you get the dvd? 
There is an extra charge of $14 for the backup dvd. Nothing stops you from downloading the program and sticking it on a blank dvd for backup so if you want to save $14 that's one way to do it.

For Windows 7 you will need the following requirements in order for it to run on your computer. 

Processor1 GHz 32-bit processor1 GHz 64-bit processor
Memory (RAM)1 GB of RAM2 GB of RAM
Graphics CardDirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 (For Aero)
HDD free space16 GB of free disk space20 GB of free disk space
Optical driveDVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media)

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