Microsoft Releases Win7 Student Fix

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Microsoft has addressed the reasonably widespread issues people had been seeing with the cheaper, student editions of its latest operating system, Windows 7.

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The whole business stems from a number of users having difficulty installing the Student Edition of Windows 7, with Digital River specifically being referenced, but for those who’ve had issues with installs of Student Edition upgrades of Windows 7 it’s excellent to see Microsoft reaching out a bit to its student users (who seem to be the group who’ve paid the least for the new OS).

While it might seem to have been a fairly ignominious failure to have had so many students stranded and unable to manage an upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, Microsoft’s speedy response to a group of customers that is, let’s face it, infamously reluctant to spend money especially on software is heartening.

Now all we have to do is wait and see how the whole business with those users who have managed to start the upgrade process and then been stuck in an infinite reboot cycle after the upgrade cycle inexplicably fails. Once that’s done then the vast majority of the negative news around Windows 7’s launch will have been dealt with quite neatly.

For those intending to run an upgrade who’ve got a disc image (that’s an ISO, for those with a file extension thing), the folks over at Microsoft have put together a fairly comprehensive installation guide. If you intend to run an upgrade to Windows 7 then it’s worth giving it a look over.

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2 Responses to “Microsoft Releases Win7 Student Fix”

  1. Andy Says:

    Any news on a cheap student edition for Irish students?

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