Originally Posted by Tim M
You can buy some software on the scheme. I believe you need a letter from yorur educational instiution which you then send to Microsft who then send you the software (the box in the shop just contains a form). I have a friend who's mum is a teacher and she is able to get it at the discount rate.
I got mine as I was doing an Diploma/MSc at the time. However, I got it at PC World, and she said that I'd need to fill in a form and supply details (which I had as it was legit) - so imagine my surprise when I got home and found all the CDs in the box!!
I didn't have to show anything in the shop - and said 'Yes' on the install when it asks if you are either a student or teacher. I'm not sure if that's because the person on the till at PC World didn't know what they were doing, or just a mistake - but very convenient all the same.