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Somehow I just think this will backfire.
 

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I think its all down to the autoupdate tool they make you run. If it detects that you are running a 64bit OS, they might give you the 64bit one.


In any case, if there is no x64 option then I will just not install it and wait until its going for more £££ or $$$ before selling it to a friend.

Its a legit copy after all.
I believe this maybe like windows 7 and the PRO key can be used on both X64 and X32 but I will have to test it out.

Also if someone gets a X64 ISO, could they PM me. I am going to use the ISO I am downloading on VMware to see what it gives me.

Somehow I just think this will backfire.
Why do you think that MM?
 
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#53
We shall see

As much as I don't want to change to Win 8, for $15.00 I just can't resist.
Maybe I will learn to like it over time.
So I'm d/ling it as I type this.

We shall see.
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#54
I believe this maybe like windows 7 and the PRO key can be used on both X64 and X32 but I will have to test it out.

Also if someone gets a X64 ISO, could they PM me. I am going to use the ISO I am downloading on VMware to see what it gives me.
Im actually looking into this as we speak....

I believe the version downloaded is the 32bit version as I have a Win 7 x64 DVD and there are some install files that have '64' next to it (and yes its a x64 win 7 Disc) which the Win 8 Pro ISO/DVD lacks....

I Have found a x64 iso on 'other' sites that claim it is the final RTM downloaded from DreamSpark (MSDNAA) but Id rather go hit up M$ support first and see what they have to say before resorting to that option.... In any case Im not breaking any laws or regulations as I have already purchased a legit key from M$ which I have the proof of purchase for.
 
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#56
I just come from the school of "If its to good to be true, then chances are its not". Old habits die hard.
It maybe but also it maybe due to some of the critics giving it a bad wrap they want to sell it cheap to begin with so people will get first hand experience and change their minds. Only time will tell and if it does not work out then oh well I am out 15$
 
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It maybe but also it maybe due to some of the critics giving it a bad wrap they want to sell it cheap to begin with so people will get first hand experience and change their minds. Only time will tell and if it does not work out then oh well I am out 15$
I wish ya luck! I hope no one loses money. :toast:

I'm gonna pass. 49.99 for peice of mind.
 
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Got it! Just to let everybody now, you can upgrade from RP. Here it was 30 Euro. Download. You can create bootable media USB or .iso
 

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well I just messaged support about a x64 Win 8 OS and asking if the product key i just purchased works on both 32 and 64bit.

I'll know within a few days im guessing.
 
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Just questioning - is it legal? what you are doing.

Not trying to be a killjoy and I don't claim to a legal professional.
But, isn't this a legal binding agreement by the parties involved when you register for the offer?

I mean a few are actually saying they falsified some info.

You have to check the agreement box on the registration page to continue the offer.

And, it states:

By registering for this offer, I agree to the program details described in the Program Information section.

Some quotes from that page:

Eligibility Details
The offer is for customers (e.g. home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:
Windows 7 Home Basic;
Windows 7 Home Premium;
Windows 7 Professional; or
Windows 7 Ultimate.

The promotional price is limited to one upgrade offer per qualified PC purchased, and a maximum limit of five upgrade offers per customer.
Key Dates
You must purchase a qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 to be eligible for this offer. The last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is February 28, 2013.

Don't take it wrong, I am just bringing up a point I think is relevant.
 

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Has anyone found were the installer downloads the files?
 
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Not trying to be a killjoy and I don't claim to a legal professional.
But, isn't this a legal binding agreement by the parties involved when you register for the offer?

I mean a few are actually saying they falsified some info.

You have to check the agreement box on the registration page to continue the offer.

And, it states:

By registering for this offer, I agree to the program details described in the Program Information section.

Some quotes from that page:

Eligibility DetailsKey Dates
Don't take it wrong, I am just bringing up a point I think is relevant.
Thats kinda my point. I don't think this is legal.
 

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Thats kinda my point. I don't think this is legal.
Technically I DID buy a windows 7 PC in the last two months (A laptop for my aunt). She doesn't want windows 8 so...
 
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Technically I DID buy a windows 7 PC in the last two months (A laptop for my aunt). She doesn't want windows 8 so...
Was that the information you gave? If so YOU are good to go! Other people I dunno.

I figured you might be going that direction from this post of yours.

Just thought I would put it out there.
Honestly I'm not trying to troll or be a jerk. Just letting people know there is SOME risk involved......always is when you lie.
 

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Was that the information you gave? If so YOU are good to go! Other people I dunno.
Unfortunately no, at the time I had forgotten about buying it until I seen yours and Vipers post but I could prove it was purchased if needed.
 
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Unfortunately no, at the time I had forgotten about buying it until I seen yours and Vipers post but I could prove it was purchased if needed.
I'm sure as Dave would say "Im just being Emo" but I like to play by the rules man.
 
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Has anyone found were the installer downloads the files?
Didn't need to find them. The ugrade assistant provided me with the option to burn an .iso
Installing right now.
 

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I'm sure as Dave would say "Im just being Emo" but I like to play by the rules man.
I understand that. It should be a deal for anyone that had already purchased windows 7 in the past 24 months whether it be included in a PC or a custom built PC. Another thing is if they wanted to press the issue, they would have required all the purchase information.
 
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Unfortunately no, at the time I had forgotten about buying it until I seen yours and Vipers post but I could prove it was purchased if needed.
Honesty, a rare thing.:toast:
You made me proud of you.

I take back all the awful things I thought about you. Just kidding... I still think them... just joking!:laugh:
 

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#71
Honesty, a rare thing.:toast:
You made me proud of you.

I take back all the awful things I thought about you. Just kidding... I still think them... just joking!:laugh:
Well I just wanted to make sure I wasn't trying to free load on the deal just because. Hell I wasn't even going to upgrade to windows 8 but since the deal like this at the right time. Might as well. I just gotta get it situated were its X64 cause if not I will have to find a ISO for 64 bit
 
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#72
Another thing is if they wanted to press the issue, they would have required all the purchase information.
That is a stretch there.

They could press the issue anytime.:ohwell:
 

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#73
I've purchased about 10 copies of Windows 7 Pro in the last couple of months.
Mine's legal.
 

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#74
My log:

In India, Microsoft is running a no-strings-attached offer of getting Windows 8 Pro for the equivalent of US $35 (including VAT). By no-strings, I mean you don't need to meet that recently-purchased-Windows 7 criteria.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_MSCOM_Prog_FPP_Null_Null

I purchased mine. All I had to do was download Windows Upgrade Assistant, pay, get the key, start a download to a *.decrypt file (this is not a disc image), while the WUA either lets you install (upgrade Windows 7), or create a *.iso. I wanted a clean install, so I burnt the image onto a DVD. A receipt of my purchase, including the key, is sent by email, with a special offer to get physical copy for $5 (basically a fancy box and a shiny disc, with a large serving of ego).

I've learned that no matter what (even after Microsoft's own image integrity check, and my disc burner's post-burn verification), the DVD will not boot with UEFI enabled on my motherboard. So I legacy-booted it. Windows 8 Pro setup doesn't like the F6_install RST drivers for Intel chipset-integrated SATA controllers (you can install RST after install). While it will load those drivers, the disks attached to it won't take Windows. So I restarted setup and let it use Microsoft's default AHCI drivers. The key I purchased has to be entered during setup. It gets web-activated immediately after setup.
 
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#75
All set now with Win 8 installed

I d/l'ed Win 8 for the $15.00 and she installed over my 64 bit Win 7, no issues.
I had to choose "Other" for my brand of PC and there were no problems at all.

Now how cool is this... I have a Sharx 300 Security DVR Card installed in this particular PC and I expected real issues with Win 8.
Only because I read that the Sharx Card is extremely temperamental with Windows and 64 bit issues.
Win 8 picked up the DVR card and drivers no problem at all.


So... a legal fully functional copy of the OS for $15.00


UPDATE: A month and half later...I deleted WIn 8 and went back to 7.
In my opinion 8 is total rubbish and doesn't do anything better than 7 as far as what I or most normal computer users do.
Microsoft, just FIRE the goofs that designed this garbage and do yourself a favor.
 
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