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Anyone can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Phusius, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Phusius

    Phusius New Member

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    I also ran the advisory tool before I did, maybe that does have something to do with it. :toast:
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    Nope. I ran that also. After some tweaks windows 8 is now feeling nice and fast. Just did a 20-25 second reboot with no ssd.
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    Yeah, the greatest benefit I have seen, is a full restart only taking me 7-9 seconds now, pretty damn insane. :rockout:
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    Does 8 Pro let you run old XP era games, like Win 7 Ultimate does. If it doesn't then I will definitely stay with Win 7. I like me some old MOHAA and CoD now and then. :rockout:
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    Just want to add that this worked for me too. After tax Win 8 Pro was $16. Then I grabbed the Media Center for $0 following a legiterviews.com link.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs

    Now my sister has Windows 8 and I think that she'll like it. After playing with the CP and now the final version I'm still skipping it for $16. If I knew that MS won't eventually blackbox Classic Shell then I'd go ahead and grab a copy.
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    Yes, it does.
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    Actually with SSD and W8 combo and whole day extensive use and exploring options in 8 I did get 5 hrs and 38 min of battery life on my new laptop. I think that is pretty impressive.
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    I keep getting prompted to enter my windows 7 verification key...

    I've tried everything people have suggested to no avail. anyone else have any ideas?
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    Guys is this still working?? I am trying and I kept being asked for my Win7 key....can someone help?
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    Can't you just type in your W7 key... I don't see why everyone has troubles with doing this.

    For me it didn't ask.
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    Yeah..of course but it gets denied as it's not a recent cd Key
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    i think the free ride for the $15 deal is over.
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    That's too bad but least a whole lot of us got in while the getting was good. I had no intention of going windows 8 any time soon but.....
    Thanks Phusius! :toast:
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    Maybe they didn't have the validation process ready for the launch and just put up the page as is? Or maybe some guy forgot to set "validation=1" in a script or something? :confused:

    I saw a tab named "Validation" in the offer page but the process never went to that, it went straight from "Registration" to "Confirmation" but in james' case this showed up:

    [​IMG]

    I think we just got lucky, the loophole lasted for about a day (james posted on Oct 26th). :toast:
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012
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    I got windows 8. I just had to use IE and not chrome.
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    so sad, I really would've liked to upgrade to win8. Guess I'll have to wait for another deal or pay the full price :\
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    Wow, that is insane, we really did get lucky. Deep down like I posted earlier in this thread, I think Microsoft did it on purpose just to help push the product, they knew tech junkie websites like this one would realize the error and jump on it, but the majority of people would still do the $39.99. I think they just wanted to stir the pot, get people talking and downloading.
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    Well they got me to purchase W8, I never planned on buying it. I was going to wait for W9, but couldn't pass on a deal:p
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    Amen, I think you speak for many, myself included :D
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    The offer said up to 5 pc's. It only gave me 4 promo codes. :cry:

    And I only got 1 media center key. :slap:

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    1 Media Center Key per email address, that is what it says right on the front page.
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    I used a 2nd email address, no luck though.
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    Give it some time. Got mine after a couple of days.
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    Yeah, what TrWOV said, mine took about a day to arrive as well.
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    looks like the loophole closed ?

    want to ask :
    can i use win 8 pro installer from my laptop to my pc ? (both based on win 7 64 bit pc and laptop)

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