Microsoft DreamSpark is a program in which verified students can download various Microsoft software for free.

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What are the differences between the Windows 10 editions? [on hold]

My DreamSpark account shows me several download links for Windows 10. I am not sure what is the difference between them and which one is suitable for me. Windows 10 EDU Windows 10 ...
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Windows 8.1 dreamspark version can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free?

I have a Windows 8.1 computer with a Dreamspark license, can my computer be upgraded to W10 for free? Thanks.
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Can Windows Server 2012 be used as an everyday OS?

So all the major computer smarties are probably dying in laughter at seeing this question but I'm being serious. I had to wipe my laptop and install Ubuntu since I no longer had the installation disk ...
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Will I be able to reinstall my copy of Windows 8.1 acquired through DreamSpark on another drive?

I've acquired and installed a copy of Windows 8.1 through DreamSpark on my HDD, but I'm planning on getting and SSD in the near future, will I be able to use the same Windows 8.1 copy to install on ...
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Is Dreamspark Windows iso the same as normal Microsoft Windows iso?

I can get Windows isos and keys by dreamspark. But are the iso the same ? If I use the iso from dreamspark for the pc of my family but with a different key will I be right ? Sorry for my english and ...
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DreamSpark, 2 copies of each software? Or up to 2 specific titles only?

The EULA states that you can install up to two copies of software. Is this simply two copies of the same title, or does it mean that you can only install say, windows 7 and visual studio, and if you ...
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Configuring VAMT 3.0 for Office 2013 Professional Plus

I am provided Microsoft Office 2013 ProPlus (perpetual version - not O365) through my school (Undergrad STEM student). It was through an OnTheHub/Kivuto Webstore. With it being a VL/Academic software, ...
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How do I check integrity of a file from DreamSpark?

I have a very unstable connection and it cut off multiple times while downloading Windows 8.1 using Microsoft's SDM, so I'm kind of concerned to how I can check to see if the file is still intact once ...
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DreamSpark Windows 7 download is stuck as a SDC file

I recently got DreamSpark from my college. I'm trying to download Windows 7 on my PC (currently on Vista). I followed the instructions: I downloaded the secure download manager, and then tried to ...
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DreamSpark Windows 8.1 - Which one should I download?

I have the following options to pick from, which one? Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 32/64-bit (English) - DreamSpark Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 32/64-bit (English-United Kingdom) - ...
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How can I retrieve a .iso from an MSDN dreamspark account? [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to bootcamp my Macbook Air. As far as I have seen, bootcamp can only be installed via .iso. When attempting to download my version of Windows (Win7 Pro 64-bit) from the ...
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Windows 7 from Dreamspark

In my university I get key from Windows 7. As I know it is from Dreamspark. But I got no Windows 7 image. I mean, I can get it in university but I tought that maybe I can download it by myself? I ...
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Windows from Dreamspark related questions [closed]

I am a computer science student and my university is participating the Dreamspark program, as such I can get Dreamspark licenses for Windows operating systems. I am planning to install Windows 7 ...
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Install Windows 8.1 from Dreamspark download on Ubuntu

I managed to download Windows 8.1 from Dreamspark but I can't install it (since it is supposed to be used from older Windows versions I suppose). Is it possible to create a bootable USB or otherwise ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro preview from Dreamspark

I have a preview build of Windows 8.1 from the MS Dreamspark website, (free software for students) and it is now asking me to upgrade. I have also installed the Windows 8.1 Pro full version from the ...
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Why SDM gives error while downloading from dream spark periodically?

I've been trying to download Windows 8.1 for a week.Every time i start a download, it stops at 15-20% and gives the following error: "The download cannot be completed. If a location selection is ...
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Recover Lost Dreamspark Windows 7 Key

Is there anyway to recover a lost Windows 7 key obtained from Dreamspark (aka MSDNAA). I originally got the key from my university, but I am no longer a student so I do not have access to the website ...
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Academic Licence on Microsoft Events

On november 15 there is a Microsoft Hackathon in Kortrijk (Belgium) where I want to compete with a friend. However, my licence of Visual Studio is a licence which I got from Dreamspark Premium. To ...
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Is dreamspark windows registered for lifetime?

Is Dreamspark windows (7 pro, 8 pro, 8.1 pro) are registered for lifetime Or they are expired after the expiration of dreamspark account???
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Is Windows 8 downloaded from DreamSpark valid only for some period of time

I downloaded Windows 8.1 from dreamspark.com. While I was downloading the file it showed something like a 24 month extension guarantee and also an expiry date in 2015. What does this mean? Will my ...
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Windows 8 product key from Dreamspark does not work

I recently downloaded Windows 8 Professional N 32/64 and got a product key from Dreamspark. However when I try to install Windows 8, it asks me for a product key. I enter it and it fails: The ...
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Dreamspark windows 7 on several computer at once

I read the dreamspark term of use but I can't find whether or not I can do it. I know that I can activate the same license 10 times but can I use a windows 7 pro x64 with the same license on 2 ...
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Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft?

I obtained a licence key for Windows 8 through DreamSpark. Is there a way to download a Windows 8 ISO image like you could for Windows 7? I am on a non-Windows machine, so I cannot use the Secure ...
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How to download application from dreamspark without using Secure Download Manager [closed]

How do you download application from dreamspark without using Secure Download Manager. I have Download Accelerator Plus and DownThemALL firefox addon installed on my computer and I would like to use ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 from Dreamspark

I downloaded Windows 8 from Dreamspark and got a cd key. I was wondering, does that mean than I can install my Windows just once time with that key, or I can regularly reformat my drive and install ...
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Unpacking Error: The product did not unpack correctly. Please download the product again

I am trying to download Windows 7 from Dream Spark, student edition. I keep getting this error message: Unpacking Error: The product did not unpack correctly. Please download the product again.
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Dreamspark Multiple Copies of VS

On the Dreamspark website, it states that some software cannot be downloaded and installed multiple times because the product key is one-time use. However, I would like to install VS 2010 Professional ...
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DreamSpark is really giving me free software? [closed]

So basically I heard today that with a CJP card (a Dutch card for cultural activities etc.) I can download Visual Studio Professional from DreamSpark. It was all simple, I went to www.dreamspark.com, ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 as a desktop OS?

I get Windows Server 2008 R2 for free through the DreamSpark program, so I thought I could save $30 and use Windows Server as my OS and not get Windows 7. I found this website, which makes it seem ...
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Downloading VS 2008 from Dreamspark over multiple sessions

Courtesy of Microsoft Dreamspark, I now have a valid license for Visual Studio 2008 Professional. However, it is a 3GB+ download, and my connection has a 1 meg speed. I can't leave anything long ...