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#1 ir0nw0lf

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:11

Just got my Windows 7 laptop, got the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and ready to install. Went to the Microsoft webpage (http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs) to get the free Media Center key, it keeps telling me "We couldn't process your order." I have tried even a fresh gmail address and get the same error.

Anyone else have this problem or know if Microsoft has stopped dishing out the keys? Site says until Jan. 31, 2013. If anyone might have a unused Media Center key, I'd appreciate it.


#2 vetneufuse

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:21

there was a topic somewhere on here a week or two ago saying about MS stopping free MC keys... didn't read it, but there might be info on here about this

#3 Crisp

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:22

I believe the offer was until the end of last year. I know they also had problems of the keys giving pirated versions on Windows 8 a full legit license.

#4 Dot Matrix

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:23

No, it goes until the 31st. I'd keep at it, if I were you. The system is notoriously slow.

#5 +Medfordite

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:26

I just tried that page and got:

Thank you
Your product key will be emailed to you within 72 hours. If the email doesn’t arrive in your inbox, be sure to check your junk email folder.


After entering in the email address and completing the captcha. Might want to try again?

#6 DaDude

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:29

I entered my email address last Thursday and still didn't get my product key. It's WAY over 72 hours. Not sure what's going on here.

#7 Detection

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:30

It takes ages to get keys now, it took over a week for my last one

#8 OP ir0nw0lf

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:21

I just created another gmail account, put in the email address and captcha, hit "Send my product key" and get same thing (We couldn't process your order.). Guess I'll try at home.

#9 GarakObama

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 22:19

I get the "We couldn't process your order." message too. I've seen people talk about using this to register their pirate copy so it seems likely that they have stopped giving out keys.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 22:25

I get the "We couldn't process your order." message too. I've seen people talk about using this to register their pirate copy so it seems likely that they have stopped giving out keys.


I've just tried with a new email and I`m getting the same now (Im in UK)


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We couldn't process your order.
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#11 Raa

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 22:28

Hopefully just a bug, but Microsoft should just keep this offer permanently open tbh.

#12 cluberti

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:58

I was told by a colleague to contact Microsoft customer service after creating a request right before Christmas that hadn't been processed - after a little information exchange, I was given a key over the phone.

http://support.micro...bers/en-us?FR=1

There must be something up with the site at the moment, because it worked some time back in December for a copy I had purchased for someone, but it has since been failing attempts since my last try a little over a week ago.

Full disclosure, I am an MS employee, but even I had to call the phone # :).

#13 statm1

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:40

I'm glad I got my MC key way back in November, way before I had even bought Win8 yet..lol

#14 badb0y

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:01

I Got this:
Thank you
Your product key will be emailed to you within 72 hours. If the email doesn’t arrive in your inbox, be sure to check your junk email folder.

#15 Cabby Omo

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:53

I find it very amusing how people cannot get it. It’s a marketing strategy that works for Microsoft. Its like fishing. Throw in the free stuff , give a little time then take a big scoop. So now whoever had try windows 8 pro will most likely not downgrade. So whats the best solution for all you pirate… buy the OS. Ha ha ha