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James, go here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_Home_FPP_Null

then when you click download you will get the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant which will guide you.
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.



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

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James, go here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_Home_FPP_Null

then when you click download you will get the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant which will guide you.

On second thought I think the 15$ offer is valid for win 7 machines bought recently.
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.

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14 images there just click next, see if you like any
 
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I could post a screen shot of every page as they come up. I followed the link from the OP.
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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My laptop is not even a year old. My desktop is almost 2 years.
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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I don't know. Maybe has something to do with the date you entered or the model?
I don't remember what I put it, I was just winging it. :ohwell:
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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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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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.
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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I think it just doesn't like me. I just tried 10 different dates in october and 3 in september all with with multiple different emails.

This is the last bit of info I put in.
http://i.imgur.com/LXGMS.png
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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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.
http://i.imgur.com/LXGMS.png
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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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:
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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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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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.
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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Never thought it might be happier with IE, but it makes sense. lol

IE FTW !! (at least in this case).
 
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When it's done, you can choose to install now, save to media (usb or iso), or a third option....
Rock on... thx.

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