Fernando J. Pereda’s blag

May 29, 2009

MSDNAA, clever?

Filed under: blag — Tags: , , , — Fernando J. Pereda @ 10:02 am

So MSDNAA lets university students get some Microsoft products for free for educational purposes. That’s all fine and dandy except that you can’t directly download stuff, you have to do it using a shitty download manager.

It is hilarious that you have to run a Windows executable to download a copy of Windows XP.

Chicken and egg?… Yeah, that’s clever.

One point for you Suckrosoft.


  1. Wine is our friend, but yes, it’s hilarious.

    I only use MSDNAA to get legal windows’ serials.

    Comment by Fran — May 29, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

  2. Yeah… but thing is, I don’t have a WIndows copy handy :)

    — fpereda

    Comment by Fernando J. Pereda — May 29, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

  3. Had the same problem and got my copy by running the program under wine. It needed multiple attempts but finally I got it.

    Comment by zimbatm — June 11, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  4. yeah .. but that downloader gets them from somewhere .. a simple tcpdump would show you the download site of the .sdc :) ( mine is software.msdnaa.net … )

    Comment by Dexter — August 28, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

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