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#1 Krohm   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3308

Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:24 AM

Spiritual successor of this thread.
Yesterday, I received a mail from MS regarding the Win8 ugrade path. You probably don't recall that I was very positive about that.
It was so ridiculous I even checked for some spoofing. I'm currently inclined to think this is genuine. I knew my country was considered a 2nd class citizen but this is beyond lame. So I checked the english version.

Buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for £14.99
The offer is for customers (e.g. Home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:
Windows 7 Home Basic;
Windows 7 Home Premium;
Windows 7 Professional; or
Windows 7 Ultimate.
...
Each upgrade license will apply to only one PC and may only be installed on PCs with a valid base license to a qualifying operating system (i.e., Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7).

But... I found no instructions on how to deal with Vista and 7. I'm tempted to just try buying to see if it works but I guess I won't do that.
This is fail.

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#2 2DExtremeOwner   Members   -  Reputation: 142

Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Sorry. I know Microsoft has this offer for new PC's bought since June or July.(Some where around there) Look at the main site and some computer sellers and you will see that they are showing that promotion with their PC offers. I know I saw it from some of the companies that build custom computers around a week ago. Look around, I think its legit. I think Microsoft wants to push Windows 8 with all their might towards customers. And I don't mind, Win8 Preview ran fine on this old laptop of mine.

By the way, its for when Windows 8 is officially out. You keep all your purchase info, Win7 key and all that stuff to prove that you fall within the offer and then upgrade to it.

#3 Code Fox   Members   -  Reputation: 1916

Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

I want my XP back .....

A religion is defined by what it's

followers do, not what they say.

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#4 Endurion   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3744

Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:15 AM

xpclient, is that you?
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