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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. Sinzia

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    Just ordered/paid my $15, downloading now so I'll see if it asks me for a win7 key later.
     
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    Ya. Microsoft:"We will LET people buy windows 8 for cheap. It is the only way we will get our windows 8 sales numbers up. We will only allow it to work with Internet explorer, so that our browser numbers go up too. MUA HA HA HA"

    Anyways, I'll upgrade my laptop tonight or tomorrow night. Whichever happens to have more time that I can take away from sleep.
     
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    Hey, we got sucked in :p


    I'm worried that I'll be forced to upgrade... raped by Microsoft! :laugh:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't remember the exact timing, but it didnt just start installing. i too was worried about that, but my worries were relaxed when it asked me what I wanted to do. When it comes to it, the option to "install now" is highlighted, but you have to choose the second media option, be careful not to hit enter or space (maybe) and have it start installing lol

    i lol'd :laugh:
     
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    Yea, I didn't hit next or anything... we'll see.

    Double post! Here's what I get next...

    :toast:

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    So when I do upgrade my laptop I would prefer to do a clean install. Should I "find" an iso and just use the win 8 key I was provided.
     
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    TRIPLE POST... next up - download to USB. It warns about erasing all data, so I presume it's formatting the drive?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I done a clean install from iso,but I don't know if the iso requires a keymatch?
     
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    missing a step!

    prior to dowloading to USB did you select Install by creating media or install later from desktop?
     
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    It's too late Sas. It's going to install and overwrite the OS. It will kill all your family pets and everything in the 'fridge will go bad. The shingles on your roof will curl and ants will infest your underwear drawer.

    This is all normal. Just click "next".
     
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    Farckleberries! :roll:
     
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    Oh silly he's teasing you... that only happens with Apple products :laugh:
     
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    Quick. Let loose some bug bombs around your underwear drawer. You know, the only thing that would truly be a problem.
     
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    Watch the language guys, We're trying to tone it down a little. ;)

    Anyway, carry on.
     
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    :rockout: Windows 8, I'm down with this sickness!!!!

    THE SICKNESS IS RISING, WINDOWS 8 IS SELLING, WHATS ALL THAT IS GOOD HAS DIED THEY SAY!!!!! BUT IM DOWN WITH THIS SICKNESS!!! THESE CHANGES!!!! IM DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS!!!!

    /ME JUMP ON BED AND JAMS OUT :rockout:
     
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    So let me ask you, are you excited for Windows 8? :p

    Haha, i'm excited too, especuially for $15, can't beat that. I can see there's a learning curve slightly, but it's getting easier.
     
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    A theory this is how it works for the $15.00 deal:

    - They are giving out keys that can't be installed on a different computer. If you use your work computer or laptop to run the assistant and buy a key for your desktop, apparently it will not work. So make sure you run the assistant on the computer you want to install it from.
    - They are storing your existing retail/oem keys, and probably designate the new W8 key as OEM so it'd work for that build only.
    - There is a maximum number of offers you can get per customer, other forums mentioned it is 5 per person (not sure if per name or email, or what?)

    I have a hunch when you download and install the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, it checks your previous key (whether retail or oem) and puts it into their server and probably assigns these $15 keys as OEMs.
     
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    Bought one and downloading now :rockout:
     
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    Dumb question: I'm planning on upgrading my PC very soon. Can I just upgrade to Windows 8 on this computer, and then transfer over to a new HDD/SDD when I get the newer components? Or am I better off uploading to ISO and saving the disk for later use?
     
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    create ISO and save it. always better.
     
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    Im not flaming, but I doubt this theroy.
     
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    It fails over and over again for me. Tried different Browser/Computer and Data I submitted.

    I guess there isn't anyone who would complete a round of registration for me and send me a promo code?
     
  23. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Any one that has money can. The rest of us are fucked!
     
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    i'm now on windows 8, and all is working well.

    only problem i had was typoing the key.
     
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    I was/am a neighsayer of windows 8. For $15 though... I think that is plenty worth it to get another 20-40 minutes out of my laptop. My gaming desktop can not be bothered for $15 dollers, and would only accept it free.
     
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