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#16 Colin McGregor

Colin McGregor

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  • Joined: 02-September 11
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • OS: Windows 8 x64, Gentoo x64 Sometimes
  • Phone: Samsung Ativ S WP8

Posted 01 November 2012 - 23:49

Why would you be ineligible. Did you put august 2012 or September 2012 as the purchase date? It has to be a date in the last 3 months.


#17 OP Ice_Blue

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  • Joined: 02-February 09
  • Location: The Den Of Zen
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64
  • Phone: Nokia N8 Belle

Posted 01 November 2012 - 23:59

Why would you be ineligible. Did you put august 2012 or September 2012 as the purchase date? It has to be a date in the last 3 months.


Yeah, stupid me. Will try again with September. (Used July 1st time).

Update:
Nope. Still Ineligible.

Machine purchased at Best Buy August 2011 (or thereabouts)
Compaq Presario CQ52705 with Home Premium.

Edited by Ice_Blue, 02 November 2012 - 00:05.


#18 OP Ice_Blue

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 00:11

Got no idea why Microsoft makes it so difficult to buy Win 8.

If they want it to sell, why put all these hurdles in their online store?
Doesn't make any sense.

Is it worth trying through PayPal?
I've never used it before, so would have to go through another learning hassle.



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