- Step 1: Buy an new, expensive Windows 7 Touchscreen PC as a replacement for your current PC knowing it will be upgradeable to Windows 8 (unfortunately the decent touch-screens are currently available only on all-in-one computers or I would have simply upgraded my current desktop computer)
- Step 2: Register on the Windows Upgrade Offer website and see your offer refused with no explanations whatsoever despite the machine being 100% qualified for the upgrade program (bought before February 2013, having at least Windows 7 Home Premium installed)
- Step 3: Enjoy contacting the Windows Store/Windows Upgrade Offer support that takes days to answer every e-mail (with no alternative since none of the local telephone numbers work)
- Step 4: After a week find out your offer was refused because the product key of your OEM computer wasn't activated
- Step 5: After an huge WTF moment realize that the product key couldn't have never been activated since it's an OEM machine (manufacturers activate their windows copies with a certificate stored in the BIOS, not by using every single product key located on the back of the machine) and that whoever designed the windows upgrade program apparently didn't even know how windows activations work
Summary: Bought a touchscreen computer to run Windows 8, using it as a paperweight/dust magnet (I may even consider buying a few more to save on vacuum cleaning).