• Amir Khan

    At our uni, we were given a Microsoft DreamSpark account for two years. It really was useful. I still am using original Windows which I downloaded from that account. It really is a useful initiative.

    • Guest

      Is there any difference between original Windows and pirated Windows? These works perfect.

      • Amir Khan

        No. Both are same. But here are drawbacks of pirated Windows:
        1. When you use the patch tool for making your Windows genuine, the patch-tool could inject some malicious code into your Windows, which can anonymously send your personal or any data to their service (if they want to).
        2. You cannot get regular updates, because, Microsoft randomly sends the Genuine Windows Checker utility, which inactivates your Windows again.

        • abidali603

          I am using original MSDN Windows 7 sp1 ISO and do not use crack, I can use windows for almost 120 days, using legal Rearm commands. This windows is also genuine and free for 120 days legally.

        • abidali603

          But for a common man who can hardly afford a used PC with price tag of 8 or 9K, how he can afford to buy a genuine Windows, say, Win7 Home Premium, which cost 12K.

          It is not possible to have high priced windows which 80+% people can’t afford.

          • Amir Khan

            You are right about prices but this does not give us right to steal their efforts. I would prefer Ubuntu if you cannot afford the Windows. Though it’s not as user friendly as Windows but it does pretty much everything.

      • Pirated Windows have security backdoors (some of which are because of the cracks/patches). These allow viruses, worms, rootkits etc to infect your system and since they are using artificially create vulnerabilities in your OS, they aren’t detected by security software (antivirus, antimalware etc.) as well.

        Also, pirated Windows don’t get access to monthly update cycle (Patch Tuesday – every second Tuesday of the month) which often bring new features and most importantly patch recently discovered vulnerabilities in the OS before anyone can actually use them to compromise your machine.

        Pirated Windows is the number one reason for “slow PCs” that are riddled with viruses because Windows Defender (the built-in antimalware tool) requires a fully activated Windows capable of receiving updates since its virus definition files are updated daily.

      • abidali603

        Download MSDN Windows 7 ISO from torrent sites by comparing SHA hash tags, If SHA-1 tag is matched then you have genuine windows

  • Ali

    Yes @Aamir001:disqus is right. The original software from dreamspark account works perfectly. Its been a third year in a row I am using genuine Microsoft Windows 7 professional and I haven’t encountered any major issue. The best part is that you are able to get a genuine copy of every OS, Office and every other Microsoft utility. Thumbs up!!

  • Usman

    Pakistan has over 86% software piracy rate and given how much Windows & Microsoft software have helped this country (laymen and worker class despite all critique we put on Microsoft), such initiatives will help us gain a reputable place amongst other nations of the world.

  • Bilal Iqbal

    nice things.. HEC and MS.. great work done… keep it up…

  • Abuzer

    I am enjoying MSDN Visual Studio ultimate subscription :)
    Every thing is free… :) #MSP

  • Najam

    Bhai…. Virtual University man Windows and Office Upgrade karwa do, bari meharbani hogi, bacha dua day ga

  • Arslan Maqsood

    Hi, i have a question .Please inform me about Microsoft student partner. how can i become a Microsoft student partner and what i have to do for applying for MSP(Microsoft student partner).