Fancy a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for FREE?

A little bird has informed me of an official Microsoft hosted survey in which the winner(s) will receive a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate after simply filling out a 4 question survey. It couldn't be any easier than this folks. The survey is entitled "Windows 7 Discovery", and the instructions are crystal clear:

"We want to know how you find information about Windows 7 from Microsoft. Please answer questions in the survey below for a chance to win a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition when it becomes available [available] in Oct 2009."

In order to be eligible for the survey, which is hosted on SurveyMonkey.com, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

1. Name and e-mail address.
2. What group best describer your role?
3. What term would you use to search for a Microsoft page about Windows 7?
4. Which URL would you most likely type to find information on the latest version of Windows?

So what are you waiting for, head on over to the survey and good luck.

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On stephen roses blog after taking the survey he says that the survey closes June 30th 12pm PST.. That was 36 mins ago.. But it still let me take it.. I hope they are late closing it..

WTH?? after finishing the thing i got directed back to surveymonkey's homepage. said something about "thank you for completing the survey" then back at surveymonkey's homepage. :\

The survey was created by Stephen Rose - Sr Community Manager - Windows Client IT Pro, when you complete the survey you get redirected to his official blog on Technet. He's done this before by the sounds of it and this survery was only launched on 29th June and will close 12PM PST today (30th)

I hope I could win the prize. All my life I was unlucky at any contest, and with my status in life and crisis here in our country, I can't afford to buy a copy and will be stuck on my winxp home , I hope I could win a copy, though I am not expecting to win but I am praying I'll win.

CarlosMiguel said,
I hope I could win the prize. All my life I was unlucky at any contest, and with my status in life and crisis here in our country, I can't afford to buy a copy and will be stuck on my winxp home , I hope I could win a copy, though I am not expecting to win but I am praying I'll win.


Cry some more?

After you press submit after filling out the suvery is it suppose to take you to Stephen Rose's technet blog or did I press submit button too late early when the suvery was available, does it have congratulations you entered or something or this takes you to the blog?

I was able to sign up.

What was the other method to get Windows 7 for free? You had to be signed up for something and test the RC release for at least 3-4 months right?

One lucky winner will get a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition when it becomes available this Oct.

Wow, how generous.

Oh yeah, you're that dude that proudly claimed he got 300 vista keys.
You really need to rethink your life, mate.

I took it. There isn't a whole lot that can happen. Might get some spam, but as Live Mail seems to consider @microsoft.com an unsafe sender, I think I'll be fine (not even joking about that one...).

-Spenser

Hmm i dont know if this is real or not. I did a search for microsoft surveys and found a couple but all the ones i found had actual microsoft logos on them

Umm if you are a survey company and you can't spell available then you shouldn't perform surveys. It stinks from the head down on this one. FISHY!!

techie81 said,
I don't trust it.

Seriously, what's the big deal? All it asks, is just your email address and your name.
Nothing can be done with that info, except send you spam that you probably already getting.

How do you know it's officially from Microsoft? There's nothing that says so on the page. And how are they supposed to send you a copy of Windows 7 if all they have is your email? This sounds dubious.

I'd expect the prize will go unclaimed...
Someone in October will go "Oh, I won a free copy of Windows 7, right, just enter enough personal info to choke a horse and wait for my identity to be stolen before delivery."

Exactly. So when the winner gets the email in three months saying "Where do we send it" and possibly "who do we make the 1099 out to?"

You missed this:

We want to know how you find information about Windows 7 from Microsoft. Please answer questions in the survey below for a chance to win a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition when it becomes avaialble in Oct 2009.

giasens said,
4. Which URL would you most likely type to find information on the lastest version of Windows?

www.neowin.net

Pupik said,
So I understand you know how many copies will be given away?

"One lucky winner will get a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition when it becomes available this Oct" - per the Microsoft blog where this link is from :P

He means it's not spam or a fraud. The link is a Microsoft case study about the company that's conducting the survey.

yeah.. like. so there or something.. haha i filled it out. can always block email farmers anyway. some of those questions were quite tricky tho, such as the last one.

nmeu said,
yeah.. like. so there or something.. haha i filled it out. can always block email farmers anyway. some of those questions were quite tricky tho, such as the last one.

say Bing.com or you'll instantly be disqualified if you say google.com

I entered. Now to see what happens later on.

If this is a spam trap, I used an e-mail address that is normally used for newsletters and stuff anyway.

boogerjones said,
Anyone dumb enough to go for this deserves to be emailed AnnaKournikova.vbs

Does that run in wine?

Also, email attachments do not have the "execute" attribute set. I suppose I would have to set this manually, as well.

;)

They stopped having that set in Windows long ago as well. You'd still have to run/open the attachment yourself. So in the end, it's right back to user error/stupidity.