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  1. Kreij

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    I don't see any real problems with it. Everything works so far.
    The "UI previously known as Metro" is a little weird, but it's only one click to get to the desktop.

    When it automagically chose what apps to put on the start page it picked EvE-Online as one, so it can't be all bad. :D
     
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    Tells me my Windows 7 product key is not valid.
    Edit: That was my laptop product key. So I tried my OEM desktops windows 7 key. I then got told I do not fulfill the requirements.

    Was not meant to be then. Guess I will just have to continue happily using windows 7.
     
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    Windows key + X is the mother of shortcuts.
     
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    oh shit, thanks crap daddy, i have never really used a shortcut but this one does help me lol :toast:
     
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    My bad. I was thinking of the promo code. Since I did the upgrade it didn't need a PK
     
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    Strange. I upgraded from a FREE Release Preview installed a couple of months ago.
     
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    I was useing the windows 7 key to get the win 8 key
     
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    probably they turned the flag on saying its now a full version :laugh:

    hmm next notorious question : How many times I can activate the same key :D
     
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    You must not be doing something right, you don't need a Win 7 key at all. Just have win 7 installed.
     
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    Did anybody else's Windows 8 download speed suck this bad? I'm using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant and this is insane. I can normally download a 2 gig file in less than 30 minutes, but right now it's telling me it will take 7 hours 30 minutes. It's at 6%. I really really don't feel like waiting that long.
     
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    At 14.99, I see no reason to even try this. Me and my Dad paid for ours separate, please no illegal talk. :nutkick:

    did you reinstall your motherboard drivers?

    you have to download the new win 8 LAN, chipset drivers for your mobo...
     
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    Can't find my product code, it wasn't in the emails and only given in the upgrade assistant, how can I retrieve this, whole fucking thing is making me regret spending £15 :banghead:
     
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    I click the link in the OP.
    I choose USA.
    I fill out my info.
    Then the screen below comes up asking for a windows 7 key.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry, I meant the download speed of Windows 8 itself. I'm still on Windows 7. A speed test (while downloading Windows 8) shows a 25mb connection. Do their servers just suck that bad?
     
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    No, mine didn't take that long at all, it was rather quick. I can't remember exactly how long, but not 6 hrs, maybe like 25 minutes. Perhaps the word is out and they're getting hammered
     
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    did they change it now?
     
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    I am just posted what I get. I am getting denied.
     
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    I don't' know James, I didn't have anything like that.

    Mine downloaded in about 70 minutes and I haven't had to reload any Mobo or LAN drivers and everything seems to work fine. Maybe I'm missing something?
     
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    I restarted my computer and resumed and it's still showing 6 and a half hours. What the hell is going on? This wouldn't really make sense, but could it be because I told it I wanted to keep all my settings and apps?
     
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    I kept everything too ganja. Not sure why yours is taking so long.
     
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    It never asked me for a Windows 7 key, they must have fixed it... no longer $14.99 for everyone lol?

    should have a receipt emailed to you, it has the win 8 key on that email. i wrote mine down on an index card when it first showed it to me... so yeah? :rolleyes:
     
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    I took a screen shot, copied the key to a text document, and wrote it down on paper. Can't be too careful!
     
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    I could post a screen shot of every page as they come up. I followed the link from the OP.
     
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