Hi everyone. Apparently my school is offering Windows 7 Professional to download for free on this site. I was googling for cheap student offers on Windows 7 and the Microsoft site for "seeing if your school is eligible" came up. It was so I went in and recovered my password using my student email as the username. Apparently I could get in fine with the password that was emailed to me, so I'm guessing they already had it set up for me. I logged in and have tried to "order it" (I put that in quotes since it's free apparently)... but I have a few questions, since you guys seem to know the in's and out's of Windows and Microsoft. Of course, I sent an email to the CIS (my major) professor at my school with a few questions since the site suggested to do so if I had any, but he doesn't seem to be getting back to me. Are the copies of Windows 7 in this MSDN Academic Alliance completely clean and personal copies of them, or are they generally linked to the school somehow? For example, will these copies work and be activated forever (Windows Update and all) or will I only have it until I graduate? Basically, are they exactly the same as purchased copies of the operating system? Hopefully the school or Microsoft or something doesn't have the ability to monitor my usage or anything... If I can log in and download it right now, can I safely do so, or should I check with the professor at my college first? Is it pretty much expected that CIS students will take advantage of this offer... or will I get an angry email from someone saying I should've contacted someone first or get charged for it or something? Thanks lol, hopefully I don't seem stupid for posting this here. With a completely legitimate copy of Windows 7 Professional a few clicks away, I kind of really want it asap.