Microsoft's discount Windows 7 upgrade for students has proven to be a tough assignment for some of those who signed up for the offer.
The software maker is offering students the option of buying a downloadable upgrade version of Windows 7 for $29--a significant savings off the full boxed copy of the new operating system. However, a number of students have reported problems when trying to download and install the new version of Windows.
In a blog posting, Microsoft says it is aware of several issues that folks have encountered. Most common is the fact that folks can't easily go from the 32-bit version of Vista to the 64-bit version of Windows 7. That requires a clean installation.
Those in that camp can either get a refund or contact Digital River, the company managing the digital downloads, to try to get a disc with the operating system.
For more, read "Students find problems with Windows 7 upgrade" from CNET News.