Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Click the pic to take you to the buying site with the full details on the promotion.
But..., it's HOME PREMIUM.
If you wanted to give us students a deal, make it ULTIMATE for $30!
It's actually home premium or professional (my understanding).
What is it you need that doesn't come with Pro?
Boot from VHD, bitlocker, bitlocker to go...etc.
The price difference between Pro and Ultimate is $20 according to the pre-order pricing at http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Windows-7/category/102 and most other sites I've looked at like amazon.com.
I would imagine the anytime upgrade from Pro to Ultimate will be right around that.
$30 for Pro + $20 to get to Ultimate sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
Where is the link to Pro? All I see is Home Premium.
Go to the buying site. Click the FAQ link. Click the bold first question which takes you to http://drh.img.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/ContentTheme/pbPage.preorder.
I believe it's also in the official rules.
I can't personally verify it because I am not a student and can't actually order a product.
Oh ok, I didnt realize the upgrade to Ult was so cheap. Thanks Keith
But i belive this is an upgrade version and not a full retail version.