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How to get free RDP for 1 month without credit card details

If you have been wondering how to get a free RDP for 1 month without adding any Credit card or payment details to a system, that way you won’t have to worry about canceling subscription before getting charged, then you are in the right place.

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In this article, I will show you how to get 30 days free RDP trial with Microsoft Azure using your student email address: “yourname@edu.com.”

Did your heart skip a bit? Don’t fret; we are not telling you to go and register at a school or become a school staff; then get a custom address before you can use this guide.

We are not going off the track a bit; we are using an Edu email address because most companies give students their services for a mouthwatering deal.

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Your search for how to get a free RDP for 1 month because you don’t want to spend a penny, and using a credit card is not an option.

So, this guide will do justice to that and show you how to get a free RDP trial for 1 month without a credit card.

Getting a free RDP trial without a credit card can be complex, but we will break this down and ensure this article will be your final stop.

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Though the images I will be adding to this guide will be a desktop view, the same steps and processes can be done on mobile, and you will get the same result.

What is RDP

The abbreviation meaning of RDP is Remote Desktop Protocol,

But does RDP do? in a nutshell, it helps you to control computer software using another computer hardware.

You can control a computer at your house, using another computer when you are at work.

This might be something you know already since you searched for how to get free RDP for 1 month, but for general knowledge, it is best I still explain it.

So, without wasting time, below is the post content and what to expect; click each topic to navigate through the article, now, let’s follow the guide.

Step 1: Create a Microsoft Azure account for students

The benefit of Microsoft Azure for students is that;

Microsoft provides you with free $100 credit for 12 months, meaning you can access more than 25 paid licensed services for free within a year.

Which includes databases, networks, storage, etc., within a year.

So, follow the steps below to create an azure student account.

how to create Microsoft Azure Student Account free rdp for 1 month
  1. Click to visit Microsoft Azure for Student Click on the green start free button; a Microsoft yahoo interface will popup asking you to login since you don’t have an Azure Student account;
  2. Click on No Account? Create one.
  3. In this stage, you can use an already existing email account (example@gmail.com), or you can use a phone number or create a new outlook email account. But in this example, I will be using an already existing Gmail account.
  4. Input your Gmail Account, Click on Next and create your password. Make sure you create a strong password that includes special characters, Uppercase (capital letters), Lowercase (small letters), and numbers. A suitable format for a strong password will be @Example123 because it contains a special character, an upper and lowercase, and some numbers.
  5. When you are done setting up your password, click on next.
  6. A pop-up page will show up and require you to input a code and click nextA code will be sent to your provided email account. (Check your inbox or spam folder, if you did not see it, go back and continue from step 5).
  7. The next is to solve a puzzle to ensure it’s a human creating the account. When you are done, click done.

Step 2: Verify your identity by phone number

Once you successfully create an Azure Microsoft Account, the following requirement is to verify your phone number.

Verifying your azure account won’t take long; with just these few steps, you are good to go;

Verify your Azure cloud Indentity through phone number
  1. Click and select your phone number and country code. 
  2. Then type in your phone number.
  3. Choose either Text Me (recommended) or Call Me to get a code, whichever works for you.
  4. When you receive the code, finally click on Verify Code.

Step 3: Provide your student details (email address) for verification

This is the final step of verification, where you need to create an Edu mail, but don’t worry, even if you don’t have an Edu mail.

Don’t close your tab; Use this article to quickly see how you can create an Edu mail for free.

Now, when you are done creating a student mail, follow the steps below.

Student Email Verification process
  1. On the verification method box, choose the School Email Address verification method.
  2. Enter your school email address in the following box.
  3. Re-enter your school email address in the following box to confirm it.
  4. Click the verify academic status button.
  5. A mail containing a link to continue your Azure setup will be sent to your Edu mail; check your inbox or spam folder for it.
  6. After you have received it, click on the link and open it on a new tab.

Step 4: Provide additional detail to set up your Microsoft Azure account for students.

This step will help you add information like your name and country region to your azure student account.

Add Details to your account
  1. Type in your first name (Real name) and your Last name (surname)
  2. Select your country region and click next
  3. Next is to provide details for your azure account (Region, Name, phone, organization, etc.)
  4. When you are done filling in these details, click sign up.

Step 5: Create a Virtual Machine in your Azure account

 The next thing to do is to create a resource; since you are using an Azure student account, you can create free RDP without using your credit card details.

Create Virtual Machine in your Azure account free rdp for 1 month
  1. On your dashboard, click create a resource.  
  2. On the options that appeared, click create virtual machine. 

Step 6: Set up the virtual machine you created.

Before you can create your virtual machine, you must provide some information like the resource name, virtual machine name, region, etc.

So in the following steps, I will briefly explain these steps.

Setup the virtual machine you created free rdp for 1 month
  1. You should have azure for students on the subscription box because you created an azure student account.
  2. Click Create New on the resource group box, Input the name you want to name the resource, then click ok.
  3. Input a name to identify this virtual machine.
  4. Select your region 
  5. The next is to scroll down to the image box (required), click on it, and select Window 10 Pro, version 21H2 – Gen2.
  6. Select the appropriate size of your virtual machine.
  7. Set up an admin account by providing a username and password, then retype the password to confirm it.
  8. Click the checkbox to confirm licensing.
  9. Click review + create
  10. A notification will show you a validation passed message.
  11. Scroll down and click create 
  12. Click the notification bar at the top, then select Go to resource.

STEP 7: Connect your free RDP trial for 1 month

Now it’s time to activate your free RDP for 1 month without using a credit card, do so by following the below steps.

  1. On your resource page, click connect, then choose RDP.
  2. Just go ahead and click download RDP File on the page that appears.
  3. It will be stored on your computer, and you can then open the file and click connect.
  4. Input the Admin Username and password you created in step 6.
  5. Finally, click ok.

And that’s it; you have created a free RDP for 1 month without using a credit card or any payment methods.

Final wordings on this free RDP for 1 month article

Even if these steps might seem intimidating, remember that it comes with many benefits; with your Edu mail, you can access discounts on services or software.

So, it’s pretty simple, and within 10 minutes, you will have an RDP for 1 month and if you want to subscribe for auto-renewal you will get low prices and deals.

If you are stuck in any step in this guide, let us know by dropping a comment in the comment section before.

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