Need to get a non trial copy of Win Pro x64, Is there a way to do this???

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by William Mortl, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. I am a student at Purdue University majoring in Computational Physics. I
    currently own a license for Windows XP Professional and have just bought a
    new Pentium D processor computer from Dell with which I would like to code
    some new Win64 applications. I am trying to find a way to either trade in my
    existing copy of Windows XP Pro or buy Win x64 Pro so that I may do that. I
    was not able to select the new x64 Windows when I bought my computer and I
    saw that the technology advancement program has since past. I am not
    particularly interested in the trial version as I am not interested in
    reinstalling my machine every 4 months (I am sure you understand). Is there
    any way I could LEGALLY obtain a copy. Your help would be greatly
    appreciated. Please email me your answer.


    William Mortl
    William Mortl, Dec 30, 2005
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  2. There are a wealth of online retailers who sell OEM/System Builder copies of
    Windows with "qualifying hardware". This is usually quite liberally
    interpretted (a $2.99 refurbed mouse, for example, or a system fan.) The
    same should be true of any local system builder you work with.

    Online retailers I've used and trust include:
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Dec 30, 2005
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  3. The following Dell model computers from Dell that qualify for exchange
    program include the following:
    Are Systems Manufactured by Other Companies Eligible for the Dell Windows XP
    Professional x64 Edition Operating System Technology Exchange Program?

    No, systems that qualify for the DellT Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
    x64 Edition operating system technology exchange program are EM64T
    hardware-enabled systems with Windows XP Professional 32-bit installed and
    purchased from Dell.

    Selected Intel® XeonT and Pentium® 4 processors on the following Dell
    systems qualify for the Technology Exchange Program:

    a.. DellT PrecisionT Workstations 670
    b.. DellT PrecisionT Workstations 470
    c.. DellT PrecisionT Workstations 370
    d.. DellT PrecisionT Workstations 380
    Read more here:

    Here are some online vendors from
    which you can purchase the Full version media/license:
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    Andre Da Costa, Dec 30, 2005
  4. William Mortl

    James Park Guest

    You could try MSDNAA, a program that gives access to free Microsoft
    software, including Windows x64, to school departments that have signed up
    (a list is at If you're
    not majoring in any of the them, you might want to see if taking a course in
    one qualifies you (it works that way at my university).
    James Park, Dec 30, 2005
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