Windows 8.1 Pro (and Server 2012 R2) out on Dreamspark

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by myhken, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I had a technet sub. that expired on Aug 16 but with a 1 month grace period. So I was able to download win 8.1 and win 8.1 N and get 2 keys for each. The subscription expired on 17 Sep, and win 8.1 enterprise has hit technet today. Not a loss since I had a standard sub which excluded enterprise.

    I am not sure that with the change in rules last year, I will be able to use the keys beyond sub. expiry. Only time and MS servers will tell.:cool:
     
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  4. trbanglang

    trbanglang MDL Novice

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    I have a acc dreamspark, but I can't add to card anything. please help me!
     
  5. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    You have to have an active account to add Windows 8.1 to your cart.
     
  6. trbanglang

    trbanglang MDL Novice

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    Thank! Because IE 11 on WIndows 8.1 error. I use FF.
     
  7. telefunken

    telefunken MDL Novice

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    I have an IEEE Dreamspark account and Windows 8 was only available for a limited time, Windows 8.1 isn't available at all. :(
     
  8. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    IEEE was abused bigtime from people wanting Windows 8 very cheap, so they stopped offering Windows 8. The same with ACM (for they who remember when Windows 7 got out).
     
  9. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    f**k MS, only 1 key for win8.1. :fuyou2::moon:
     
  10. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Don't loose it :p
     
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  11. myhken

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    I'm sure it has at least three activations, maybe 5. But i agree that one key is not much. Glad I have my free MSDN account also (BizSpark) :D
     
  12. sikvdila

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    I have standart student Dreamspark account and still can't see server 2012 r2, also how can i get Dreamspark premium account :(
     
  13. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Only Server 2012 R2 Preview is available at the moment with the standard student dreampark.
     
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  14. telefunken

    telefunken MDL Novice

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    Yeah what did they expect? All IEEE members (All 400.000 worldwide) have access to Dreamspark and if they all have access to a legit free copy of Windows 8 on the day of it's release... That's what you get!
     
  15. Smorgan

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    And now to judge if its worth upgrading from Windows Server 2012 Datacenter to R2.

    lol
     
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  16. sikvdila

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    Yes there is only Server 2012 R2. how can i register dreampark premium account? anu ways to get this subscription
     
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    Also those with WebsiteSpark accounts have had WS2012 R2 standard available since the MSDN release
     
  18. myhken

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    I'm not sure if there is any place to get cheap/free DreamSpark Premium accounts anymore, programs like ACM, IEEE and NSBE got closed down pretty fast after people found out that you could get cheap/free DreamSpark accounts.
    If you is a real student, check with your school, maybe they offer free DreamSpark account.
     
  19. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Senior Member

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    I just got my key via DS for 8.1RTM and 2012 R2 RTM. Thanks NSBE! :)
     
  20. spaceprobe

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    hi, i recently signed up for NSBE. I was wondering if they still provide DS pro accounts? This "benefit" isn't listed in their "benefits of being a member" part of their website.