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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. Hayder_Master

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    Use correct region first and choose manufacturer other ,these are 2 things causing problem my understanding from all 17 pages .


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    You mean 9 pages? 50ppp FTW!
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    May not work for everyone.

    Windows 8 is fast and does give me a bit better battery life. 30 minutes more than my 4 hour battery life (during web browsing). I am going to switch back to 7 for a few months and wait for a bit more driver support. I miss my finger reader.
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    I keep getting the Win7 Registration Key screen as well. Can't get past it no matter what combination of regions and PC manufacturers I try. :(
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    I had that trouble too. I then used IE with Other Newegg Built myself. Then I got it.
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    Tried that too. :banghead:
    Maybe I'll try it again tonight and hope for the best.
  9. silkstone

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    Seems like OEM keys might not work :(

    I tried some other OEM keys floating around, but to no avail

    I lost my original OEM key when i took my laptop for a replacement Hard-drive. I thought i had got it saved somewhere, but obviously not :(

    Edit - Just read through the 17 pages of the thread. I can;t believe i missed this when it was first posted. Damn.
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    Won't work for me with "older" Dell Studio. Prompts me for W7 key and won't take it either.
  11. Live OR Die

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    Microsoft cracked down on the upgrade requirements you now need a windows 7 key OEM or Retail but the code its self needs to be one they listed in there upgrades system, So old keys wont work.
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    Any chance someone got a spare promo code? I missed it..
  13. silkstone

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    Yea. I know OEM keys are generic. Searching for one might yield some results but, i don't have one. Can't ask here.
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    OEM keys are not generic unless they are purchased in huge lots (like Dell would do) in a bulk licensing agreement.
    All my OEM licenses have different keys.

    I did the upgrade (I didn't make an ISO) so it never asked my for a key. I assume it used my existing Win 7 OEM key. When I look in the activation details, it shows the key I received from Microsoft for the free MPC update.
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    No if you used the Upgrade Assistant it uses the key that it displays when you buy it.
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    I don't think the W7 keys become deactivated. I installed my old W7 Ultimate on another PC and it activated with no problems (so far). Maybe they'll be deactivated later or MS just doesn't care? Mine is retail though.
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    Its a upgrade key not a deactivation key Microsoft wont do any think to your old windows 7 keys just like they didn't with vista.
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    Thanks man. :toast: Got stuck at the Windows 7 OEM key stage and this sorted it. £24.99 later I'm downloading it.
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    Damn, Doesn't work for me, I have to put a windows 7 key in,
    maby it's something with my region (Netherlands?)

    Can someone please get a key for me?! :$
  20. qubit

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    Try the link in my post above yours. ;)
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    Looking everywhere for a Windows 8 Promo Key, can't find it though... :(

    I mean a key for 14.99

    Is there some way to get a valid working legit product key for W8 Pro ?
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    You have to pay for it by giving Microsoft your money...
    FreedomEclipse says thanks.
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    :D

    I know that bud.. just searching for a way to get my key for 14.99
    I'm willing to pay.. but only for 14.99:rolleyes:
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    Ok, well your question seemed to be asking for a pirate key and that's deeply frowned upon here.

    You need to have a qualifying Windows 7 OEM licence off your PC. Then go to www.windowsupgradeoffer.com and fill in the form, along with the key. Then you pay 14.99 (dollars, I assume?)
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    sound good dude :)

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