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#1 FaiKee

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:40

If you have registered for the $14.99 upgrade to win8 Pro, and have got a email of approval, now you can go to the approval page by entering the ID provided in the previous MS email, take down the "upgrade code", download the Windows Upgrade Assistant.....and, good luck!

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#2 skilithead

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:07

The store is not open yet in the US , "Coming Soon ".

#3 xbamaris

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:23

http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs

This is for Windows 8 Pro users to get it free... Tried the email but haven't received it yet.

#4 OP FaiKee

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:34

http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs

This is for Windows 8 Pro users to get it free... Tried the email but haven't received it yet.

I think you mean the free upgrade from win8 Pro to win8Pro+WMC, actually some people had already installed successfully, so just wait. :)

What I posted was the $14.99 upgrade from win7 to win8 Pro.

btw, if anyone is interested in the $39.99 upgrade from XP/vista/win7 to win8 Pro(+WMC), he can try with the Windows Upgrade Assistant, download link: http://go.microsoft..../?LinkID=262205

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:51

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#6 jhoff80

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:01

It worked for me in the US, just got my upgrade keys.

Strangely enough, it didn't ask for ANYTHING to verify my information that I had already provided. I expected to at least have to put in the Windows 7 serial for the computer to upgrade, as I'm not on that computer at the moment.

#7 Harrison H.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:13

It worked for me in the US, just got my upgrade keys.

Strangely enough, it didn't ask for ANYTHING to verify my information that I had already provided. I expected to at least have to put in the Windows 7 serial for the computer to upgrade, as I'm not on that computer at the moment.

I do believe you are supposed to do the upgrade process on the computer you want. You might have gotten a key for the wrong computer. I wonder if it will activate on the one you wanted to use it on.

#8 grayscale

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:19

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Borman will be very happy :p

#9 jhoff80

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:22

I do believe you are supposed to do the upgrade process on the computer you want. You might have gotten a key for the wrong computer. I wonder if it will activate on the one you wanted to use it on.


In addition to the evidence above, the latter part of their FAQ seems to say differently:

The upgrade offer is tied to a Windows 7 PC purchased from June 2nd, 2012 through January 31, 2013, but you can choose to redeem the offer and install the upgrade on any compatible Windows-based PC with a qualifying base operating system.



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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:31

Got my upgrade key!

#11 Harrison H.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:32

In addition to the evidence above, the latter part of their FAQ seems to say differently:

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Odd. This was in the email I got:

You’ll need to run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on the PC you want to upgrade.


Unless I understood you wrong, you ran it on another PC. That's why it is a bit confusing.

#12 Hum

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:38

$15 bucks to 'upgrade' to Windows 8 makes Microsoft seem desperate to get people to use it. :laugh:

#13 spudtrooper

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:42

$15 bucks to 'upgrade' to Windows 8 makes Microsoft seem desperate to get people to use it. :laugh:


I believe you are confused. There is a 14.99 upgrade for people who just bought a PC that may be able to start using their upgrade coupons to get Windows 8 and then there is a 14.99 Pro Pack that adds in Windows Media Center back to Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft is offering the Pro Pack for free at this time, so Media Center is Free to upgrade to.

MS delayed counting the revenue for Windows 7 licenses sold with upgrade coupons since the license won't be realized until the coupon is consumed. So they're essentially making their money and then some :)

#14 Brandon

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:45

Where do you sign up to get the 14.99 upgrade?

Purchased a PC in August.

#15 KibosJ

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 16:20

Where do you sign up to get the 14.99 upgrade?

Purchased a PC in August.


http://www.windowsup...offer.com/en-us