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Legit, Free XP Pro

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QuarterSwede    0

* Canada, Austrailia or Singapore CANNOT get rewards (no XP Pro or anything else, Sorry) *

* Use Internet Explorer and NOT Firefox *

Overclocking HQ Article with details on how to get your free copy of Windows XP Pro. (thanks inf|nity for the link!)

This is how it works:

You take their tests (training involved first) and if you earn enough points (1500 for XP) then you get a free copy. Just follow the directions on the Overclocking HQ article.

Oh and another thing to mention. You have to watch every part of the Training chapters because it knows when you haven't and won't let you finish the final "All Courses Test" to get enough points to get XP. If you get stuck at the end and can't figure out what you may have missed in order to be able to take the "All Courses Test" just go to My Profile and then to Training and it will tell you what you haven't completed.

This will take you around 20 minutes of your time. Sorry if someone has already posted this.

United States Rewards:

Cross Ion Pen - 400 Points

Flight Sim 2004 - 400 Points

Swiss Army Cyber Tool - 400 Points

Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse - 700 Points

Encarta Reference Library 2003 - 700 Points

Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse Combo - 1500 Points

Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 1500 Points

Swiss Army Travel Kit - 1500 Points

Swiss Army Watch - 2500 Points

Microsoft Office XP Pro - 2500 Points

United Kingdom Rewards: (thanks Dazzla)

Encarta Premium Suite 2004 - 700 Points

Age Of Mythology - 700 Points

Flight Simulator 2004 - 700 Points

Freelancer - 700 Points

Project Zero Xbox - 700 Points

Dead Or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball Xbox - 700 Points

Blinx Xbox - 700 Points

Halo Xbox - 700 Points

16oz Stainless Steel Travel Mug - 700 Points

Solid Washed Cotton Cap - 700 Points

Knit Cap - 700 Points

Microsoft Intellimouse - 700 Points

Netherland Rewards: (thanks jaffa?)i>

Encarta Reference Library - 700

Age of Mythology - 700

Flight SIM 2004 - 700

Freelancer - 700

Reisbeker - 700

Cotton Cap - 700

Gebreide Muts - 700

MS intelli mouse thing - 700

What should I do if I change employment?

Click on Help on the left navigation bar.

Select Contact Us and send us information about your new place of employment.

Choose Change my Registration Info from the topic menu, and complete the other e-mail fields.

If you no longer work for a Windows Mobile? Devices reselling business, you will be given ample opportunity to redeem your remaining point balance before your account is closed.[/quoPlease, please, please, be honest when you are filling out the company information at the beginning of this training program. If you don't work for a company please don't lie about it and tell them if you are a student or whatever. Just be honest. This is the only thing I have found that would suggest that you should work for a company to get these rewards. In any case, if you are honest, Microsoft can use their disgretion in deciding whether to send a reward to you or not because anyone that has a .Net Passport (ie. Hotmail or MSN email account) can login and gain rewards (that is the way I see it at least). Anyway, do this at your own risk.Mods, if you deem this in violation of Neowin rules, please delete.[/b] I already have my copy on the way! Thank you Microsoft!

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Edited by Jstphish

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Rob2687    72

Doesnt offer rewards for Canadians though :(

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Mister Lamar    0

Ohhh Free is good

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dreamthief    0

Is this limited to US only? or international?

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QuarterSwede    0

I'm not sure ... although, the order form looked US only.

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axis    0

I did something like this a few days before XP went final. Sure enough, Microsoft sent me a retail XP disc. I had to score a certain ammount and say I worked at a specific place. I aced the questions and said I worked at Best Buy. The hardest part of the whole process was finding a store code the closest Best Buy to my house.

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Rob2687    72

sign up, enter your country and you should see a rewards section on the left menu..if not then you're out of luck. I think i've seen some UK people get it.

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QuarterSwede    0

I just made a store up (called it student), so hopefully, they will still send me a copy.

Here is the "My Points" Order History page:

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AaronMT    1

Can someone post the answers, I'm too lazy to take a test :laugh:

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QuarterSwede    0
Can someone post the answers, I'm too lazy to take a test?:laugh::

Um ... the Club SI thread has all of the answers.

Note to mention: The reason I didn't link to the Windows Mobile Training Site is because you need to read the directions on the Club SI thread first! (ie. they tell you all of the answers and tell you what to do if you get stuck ).

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Mystical112    1

coo mmhmm i guess u dont need a company name....i was just gonna ask if u did...

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tofumonzter    0

What happened if I don't have a company :(

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QuarterSwede    0
What happened if I don't have a company :(

Just make one up or choose one from the list.

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Storm    4

Im ttying it now, and im in UK, i want this :D

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Joseph B    37

So, to all the people replying does this mean you don't have XP Pro legally? :shifty:

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rstroud    0

I already did this on Wednesday...I'm getting the Keyboard and mouse combo!

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QuarterSwede    0
So, to all the people replying does this mean you don't have XP Pro legally?

My father is still using Win 98 SE and I want to get this for him because he desperately needs XP!

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Scraggles    57

I do. E-bay off a copy. Make a hundred bucks for 20 minutes of my time? Sure!

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oik    0

mwahaha, i'm taking it now. i would love to have a winxp pro disc and that wireless mouse (Y)

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madcat05    0

I tried this a few days ago, and Canadians can't get rewards at all.

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BananaMan    0

If any Australians are curious, sorry, I just tried, no free XP Pro for us.

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demorgoron    0

can someone give me a company info? :)

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rstroud    0

Just put down a place you work for...(there's a new company option)

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QuarterSwede    0

I updated the main page to reflect the fact that this doesn't apply to Canada or Austrailia. Thanks for the heads up.

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DaViD_BRaNDoN    0

What about international?

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