As of 2015, consumers can receive discount prices on Microsoft Windows products if they are students, military personnel or veterans, or employees of partner companies. The exact way to receive a discount for purchasing Windows depends on the consumer's employment status and location and the product.
Students receive a 10 percent discount on Microsoft orders. The discount for military personnel and veterans is valid for U.S. sales and shipping and is available for a maximum of three orders per transaction. Military personnel and veterans can take advantage of this discount until the end of 2016.
Employees of partner companies can receive a discount through Microsoft's Home Use Program that brings pricing under about $10. Microsoft also gives a 10 percent discount on all software.