Windows 8 has now been released to the IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) & ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) websites. Anyone is free to join either institute for a membership fee.
The keys they are giving out are for Windows 8 Professional.
IEEE has a membership fee for students (with proof) for about $32. You must get the full year membership in order to be able to get your key for Windows 8. Click here to sign up to IEEE.
ACM has a membership fee for students (with proof) for only $19. This also lasts for a full year. Click here to sign up to ACM.
IEEE Sign Up
- It will take approximately 8 days until your payment has been processed.
- You will be sent login information automatically for MSDNAA to your email for which you can then download the software.
- You must make sure you have signed up under a valid email.
ACM Sign Up
- You will need enter your Faculty and Student ID in your Student Profile for verification purposes.
- You will then need to wait until ACM allows you to opt-in for MSDNAA membership to get your copy of Windows. This will take 1 to 2 days approximately.
- Once you can opt-in, simply login to MyACM and under the “My Services” tab you will be able to opt in.
- Once you have opted-in MSDNAA will sen you login info within 24 hours or so to your email.
- Once you have your MSDNAA login, you can proceed to their website and download the software.