Stoffel, on 26 October 2012 - 16:15, said:
I'm trying to find an email address on the MS site to ask for some help but that seems impossible to? They give you heaps of phone numbers but calling from here is kinda expensive
Here's the official support site you would need:
I do know they have twitter & chat support. Chat support would probably be your best option at the moment.
Javik, on 26 October 2012 - 16:16, said:
I'm listening to your answer and I understand it perfectly, what you are essentially saying is that these people are lying. I just don't consider that to be an actual answer.
I'm not saying anyone is lying. I'm saying that some of them might be trying to do a bare drive install and that's what is failing. As long as there is a valid prior OS license it will work.
Anyone who has done any sort of license hacks or modifications or such will likely run into issues.
I answered you one last time, but I'm not answering any further. If you choose to believe random person xyz on the net over someone who has worked there on campus that's your decision to make.
I will answer everyone else from here on out...as I have fully addressed your questions and am tired of repeating myself.
threetonesun, on 26 October 2012 - 16:17, said:
I'm confused, is there no Windows 8 retail version any more? They somehow manage to make their licensing worse every time they release an OS.
So here's how that works.
The versions you're seeing in the stores with the nice boxes are all upgrade copies.
Anyone who is wanting to do a full install needs to buy the System Builder copy, which doesn't come in the fancy box.
So you can still grab a full install license that way, and the pricing on it is good.