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

  1. james888

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    I don't need help upgrading. I upgraded to windows 7 just fine, and installed windows 8 release preview way back just fine. I did remove the preview soon afterwords though. The problem is buying the upgrade key for $15 dollars. I think my cropped screen shot was misleading.

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    I do not think upgrading to windows 8 is worth $40.
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  2. Phusius

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    yes, its only for new machines. which is why my topic is brilliant because my machine is 1 year old. lolol

    here are my desktop wallpapers, im in the mood for sharing today.

    http://imgur.com/41cfA,fkcPA,UPrB3,MPanZ,0FpLN,P8c8h,qV0aN,xyonq,pD90X,gE3mj,Wf5gi,je8F9,fNIQo,4ZtBy

    14 images there just click next, see if you like any
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    I don't know. Maybe has something to do with the date you entered or the model?
    I don't remember what I put in, I was just winging it. :ohwell:
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    They must have fixed it James, I am sorry. It never asked any of the rest of us for our Win 7 key, lol. Like I said I think Microsoft did it on purpose to just get the talk riled up, throw some freebies out there, just get the pot boiling. :roll:
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    Same here. What date did you put in? I put in october 1 2012.
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    WTF is this?

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    YEEESSS!!

    After pausing, closing out, and reopening the program a few times it now says "11 minutes". I am psyched.
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    The pages still look the same to me.
    I don't remember, I just picked a random date in October and retailer was Newegg, and I think I chose "other" for the computer.
    I don't remember what I put in model.
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    For a model, I just put in a dell from the internet :)

    What's with the screen above, ship a DVD for $14.99, or download for $39.99?
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    I think once you go past that if you don't check the media one it asks for the promo code and you get the download one for $15
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    I think it just doesn't like me. I just tried 10 different dates. All had different reference numbers.

    This is the last bit of info I put in.
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    clean your cache with cc cleaner and try again is all i can say

    and yes sas that page is normal, just hit continue u enter your promo code after you put in your credit card info. :nutkick:
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    Maybe try Pc brand as Other, unless the computer your trying is the HP Envy maybe it knows.

    At 35% DL I have slow internets
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    Sigh ... the things I do for my friends on TPU.
    I'll try again and blow another $15 and let you know what I did. :laugh:
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    Not for me please. Sasqui seems to be getting it just fine.
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    Okay, I picked USA, Put in all my information, picked October 2nd 2012 and Newegg.
    Computer was "Other" and "Built it myself".
    I got the promo code almost instantly in e-mail.

    I can't run the upgrade assistant now as I already am upgraded here, but I can do it later at work or something. Up to this point it never asks for any CC info.
    Hmm ... Maybe I can just pull the ISO? Nope, looks like it will check compatibility.
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    OK, no option to download to a USB after paying, what happens after this step?

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    It's loading .... after a whole bunch of other stuff it will install (upgrade the OS) and run.
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    That comes after downloading ;)

    When it's done, you can choose to install now, save to media (usb or iso), or a third option....
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    Got it now. Decided I would try internet explorer instead of chrome. It worked. I used kreij's details first without trying any others on IE.

    I got the promo code email. Gosh what an hours of stupid chrome stuff. Thanks everyone. I was getting pretty frustrated wondering why I got the short stick.
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    I too used Chrome. I tried several times and got errors, but I came back to it and it worked. maybe there's some weird power behind Chrome giving errors when IE should be used lol
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  24. Kreij

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    Never thought it might be happier with IE, but it makes sense. lol

    IE FTW !! (at least in this case).
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    Rock on... thx.

    I hope it doesn't just start the install... don't want that till I clone my drive.

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