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some aspects of the UI are semi retarded. they just dont make sense.
 
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how do I make sure if AHCI is enabled on Windows 8, heard its not the same like W7.

SSD running on AMD E-300 CPU laptop.
 

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how do I make sure if AHCI is enabled on Windows 8, heard its not the same like W7.

SSD running on AMD E-300 CPU laptop.
ummm, its a BIOS setting? not a windows setting.
 
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Yea, I didn't hit next or anything... we'll see.


Ugh I hit Install later from your desktop and nothing happened(I did want to put it on my flash drive yet)... does anyone know where it saves the DL or do I have to re-download the whole thing!? I have insanely slow internet.
 

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Ugh I hit Install later from your desktop and nothing happened(I did want to put it on my flash drive yet)... does anyone know where it saves the DL or do I have to re-download the whole thing!? I have insanely slow internet.
Someone posted earlier its dl'd to a hidden folder, I think it was like c:/esd or something along those lines. I think it mentioned in page 1-2. You should have chosen the second which would have allowed you to save as ISO or to USB.

some aspects of the UI are semi retarded. they just dont make sense.
Yes is correct. Some things don't work as well as they should. Things that used to be simple are slightly more complicated now, like shutting down or restarting or sleep lol. I suppose it'll get better, maybe start to make more sense.
 
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Yep it was under c:\esd now i need to save it as a ISO, it even has the Setup.exe

EDIT: Ok got it all ready to install some time in the future. When I have some free time I will go to W8!

 
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132 guests viewing... I think some of Microsoft finally found this topic... moderators how do I change my IP address? lol, dem big boys gon' be comin' for me for letting out this trick ^^

edit: seriously tho i can't get into any trouble for this topic can i? i mean its not my fault they said u had to buy a new win7 pc within 6 months to get the 14.99 upgrade then make a mistake so anyone can do it...
 
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the worst that could happen is MS refunds the money and the keys become invalid. You just linked to the offer page, it's their mistake not yours.
 
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edit: seriously tho i can't get into any trouble for this topic can i? i mean its not my fault they said u had to buy a new win7 pc within 6 months to get the 14.99 upgrade then make a mistake so anyone can do it...
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Code? Help!

Could anyone PM me with a code? I've tried all browsers, various e-mails, clearing cookies, but can't make it without getting the 'verification' page. Glad to spend $15 to try out some new MS sauce.

I'll be glad to trade a myopia rehab coupon I have (if you have to wear glasses, this is totally worth it - myopia challenge from frauenfeld clinic, for free instead of $200)

Many thanks!
 
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It tells me I'm not elidgible from two different computers using different info. Maybe the put a stop to it?
 

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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:
Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr oh yea :p :roll:
 

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Damn, I signed up for a $14.99 coupon with fake data (I didn't really buy a Windows 7 machine a while ago) and bought Win8, and now after reading that someone reported a problem, I'm scared that I might've wasted those $14.99 :(

So what's the latest on this? Has anyone recently used the $14.99 coupon with fake data and has the activation gone smoothly (without requesting Win7 key)?
 
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Go to https://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com
Windows 7 PC purchase information
Date of purchase *Make up any date within last 2 months.
Name of retailer * Just say whatever retailer.
PC Brand *I typed in Carbide 500r
PC Model * I typed in random anything.

That is all it requires, no receipt verification is needed. Anyone can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99. It gives you a promo code, and you download and install from there.

Personally I am loving Windows 8 Pro. Best $14.99 I have spent in awhile.
Just got another friend to do exactly this since when I did it it did verify anything
 
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Did he do a successful install?
So far yes

Also when you do this make sure that the PC model and Manufacturer has Windows 7 on it like the Toshiba Satellite S855-S5252 for example.
 
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Turning off the computer using win 8 OS is effort!
I definitely prefer windows 7
 

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my win 8 is now trying to activate and failing, says the key i have is invalid?


-.-'
 

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Maybe it only likes OEM keys? It's supposed to be for "new PCs" which would imply an OEM install.
 

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Effort pushing power button?
yeah, my case is behind my desk. i wake via keyboard, and sleep the PC. it gets rebooted once a month for updates. definitely designed for tablet/mobile with a dedicated power button in easy reach.


edit, since i nearly double posted: win 8 has installed just fine. its just that now i came home from work many hours later, it wants me to activate and it wont. so far i've had no loss of functionality or anything.