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Last Edited by widgit October 26, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I didnt know how exactly to word the title, so hope this doesnt confuse anyone...

Windows 8 available through the upgrade website now (it said available tomorrow, but you can get it today)...log in with your registration comfirmation number and email address at
https://www.windowsupgradeoffer.c...US/MyOrder

scroll down a little on the page and you will have your promo code...download/run the windows 8 upgrade advisor and follow step by step...

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Last Edited by andyk May 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM
I originally had Windows 8 Pro (from the $15/$40 deal) installed with Media Center (from the free offer). I was able to do a clean install to "Windows 8.1 Pro (with Update 1) with Media Center" in 4/2014 by doing the following:
Now that both $15 and $40 deals are dead, what next?
Most frequently asked Windows 8 Pro upgrade Q & A (jump to the relevant section below if you cannot find your answer here)
amitdaswani's version
Short version (expanded below) of upgrading to Win 8 Pro for one PC via download in general
  1. (Optional) Get promo code: http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US (expanded below)
  2. Get media and product key by downloading and running the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy (expanded below)
  3. Install and activate, expanded below with other Q & A

1. (Optional) Get promo code to get upgrade for $15 (Optional because you are supposed to have bought a qualified Windows 7 PC in order to get this promo; if you did not buy a qualified Windows 7 PC, you can go to step 2 and upgrade for $199.99 for Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 for $119.99)
  • Q & A
    • FAQ: http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US/Home/Faq
    • If you buy a qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, you can purchase a download of Windows 8 Pro at a special promotional price that varies by region.
    • Do I have to install the Windows 8 upgrade on the eligible PC, or can I install it on another PC?
      • The upgrade offer is tied to a Windows 7 PC purchased from June 2nd, 2012 through January 31, 2013, but you can choose to redeem the offer and install the upgrade on any compatible Windows-based PC with a qualifying base operating system.
    • What is the last day for me to register and order the Windows Upgrade Offer?
      • You must make your qualifying Windows 7 PC purchase prior to January 31, 2013; you must register for the program and subsequently purchase and download the Windows 8 upgrade by February 28, 2013. (So it seems the promo code will give a bigger discount after 1/31 when the $40 offer ends.)
  • Steps
    • Some people suggest using Internet Explorer or Chrome. Register at http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US.
      • Continue. Enter valid e-mail address. Continue.
      • Some people still don't have to enter a Windows 7 product key. But many get a "suspended" message (if the Windows 7 PC purchase information is made up?): http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?showposts=1&threadid=5386070&q=suspended
      • Note your confirmation number. You will also receive an e-mail with subject "Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Confirmation" having the same confirmation number.
    • Get your promo code
      • If you registered earlier (before 10/26?), look up your promo code here: https://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US/MyOrder. You will get another e-mail.
      • If you just registered, you will receive the other e-mail automatically (without visiting the above site) with subject "Windows 8 is here. Get your upgrade now". Simply find your promo code in the e-mail.

2. Get media and product key
  • Q & A
    • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8
    • Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 8?
      • Yes, but you can't do this using the Upgrade Assistant. If your PC has a 64-bit capable processor (CPU) but is currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can install a 64-bit version of Windows 8, but you'll need to buy Windows 8 as a DVD or use a disc from the retail boxed version.
      • (One workaround is to download again on a PC running a 64-bit version of Windows.)
    • Will I get the 32-bit or 64-bit version?
      • The Upgrade Assistant chooses on its own based on existing software.
  • Download and run the Upgrade Assistant
    • Download links are available from:
    • If possible, run the Upgrade Assistant on the PC you want to upgrade. Otherwise it may or may not work, because:
    • See screen shots: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/07/02/upgrade-to-windows-8-pro-for-39-99.aspx
    • The Upgrade Assistant will check apps and devices if they are compatible or not.
    • You will initially see $199.99 for Windows 8 Pro or $119.99 for Windows 8. Order Windows 8 Pro if you have a promo code. Click Checkout to enter your billing info. (Optional) Before you "Confirm your order", enter your promo code, click Apply to see the promo price of $14.99. Check "I agree to the terms and conditions", then "Buy".
      • You can buy a DVD for an additional $14.99 plus shipping if you want (note: you can also buy a DVD later, see Q & A)
    • You will get your product key. You can View Receipt, which is also e-mailed to you.
    • You can choose to
      • proceed with the upgrade (“Install now”), or
      • by creating your own media (people report that this option is NOT available on XP, so create it manually from C:\ESD\Windows), or
        • If you choose to create your own media, you will be able to create your own bootable USB or .ISO file which can be burned onto a DVD for upgrade and backup purposes.
        • Save it to any folder WITHOUT MODIFYING THE NAME (Keep it as "Windows")
        • Right click -> Open with -> Windows Disc Image burner and burn it to a blank DVD (it's almost 3GBs).
        • Then you can install anytime and have a backup disc just in case. Recommend saving your product key(s) someplace.
      • install later from your desktop.

3. Install and activate, other Q & A
Documents / Guides
Still miss Start menu?I find this as a the best & Free option to get the START button functionality.. (have been using this for few days)
Much easier and cheap trick is here: http://blogs.computerworld.com/19820/how_to_bring_back_the_start_menu_to_the_windows_8_desktop

Windows Media Center
Microcenter: Get $15 Mfr. Rebates when You Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro:
  • http://microcenter.com/site/email...grade.aspx
  • Buy a Windows 7 PC and purchase Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for $14.99 from Microsoft at windowsupgradeoffer.com
  • Follow the Manufacture Upgrade Mail-in Rebate Process by using the forms provided by the manufacturers listed below (PDF format).
  • Submit the Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade receipt, original eligible computer purchase receipt, and UPC label found on the packaging to get your $15 Manufacturer Mail-in Rebate.

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#2551
Quote from getstuff4less View Post :
It shows in my PayPal $14.99 was deducted. Maybe I am searching for the wrong email. I searched under Windows upgrade offer I searched for the following email:Windows8_USD@arvatousa.com What should I be searching for?
search for "Thanks for ordering Windows 8"

heck there are several more keywords you could use to search for it, but you need to learn how to do that....
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#2552
Have a code to trade for $5 amazon gc.
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#2553
Thank you!

I found the email and gave you a REP. I found your post somewhat sarcastic though. Will it be illegal for people to private message their Windows 7 Key just to input on the verification form to download Windows 8? I know several people do not want to upgrade to Windows 8. I want to know how to do download the ISO file. If I click on the link in the email it wants to download a Windows setup file then Windows assistant opens and shows downloading.
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Last edited by getstuff4less February 12, 2013 at 07:38 PM
#2554
Quote from getstuff4less View Post :
Thank you!

I found the email and gave you a REP. I found your post somewhat sarcastic though. Will it be illegal for people to private message their Windows 7 Key just to input on the verification form to download Windows 8? I know several people do not want to upgrade to Windows 8. I want to know how to do download the ISO file. If I click on the link in the email it wants to download a Windows setup file then Windows assistant opens and shows downloading.
why would you pm your key? are you trying to sell it to another member here?

here's a wiki on how to download the iso...

How to check your order/key or buy a DVD later or download again?
  • http://www.mswos.com/ and enter your order information.
  • In the e-mail that they sent you with the code, the link "order your personal backup DVD now" takes you to http://www.mswos.com/ (i.e., you can buy the DVD later if you cannot make your own)
  • Enter you order information to see your order summary. Find "Click here to download Windows 8" at bottom of the page.
  • If you download again on a PC running a 32-bit version of Windows, you will get the 32-bit version. If you download again on a PC running a 64-bit version of Windows, you will get the 64-bit version.
  • http://slickdeals.net/forums/show...count=1365

Where does the Upgrade Assistant store files and how to create disc on XP?
  • C:\ESD\Windows (hidden directory)
  • You may need to un-hide hidden folders under folder settings. Burn ESD\Windows to DVD using software like ImgBurn or PowerISO or similar (when running software, make sure to make the DVD bootable).
  • http://www.pagestart.com/win8esdt...41201.html
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#2555
No, you misunderstood me. I meant people that are not using their Windows 7 give it free to someone who wants to upgrade to Windows 8.
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#2556
Quote from getstuff4less View Post :
No, you misunderstood me. I meant people that are not using their Windows 7 give it free to someone who wants to upgrade to Windows 8.
there's a whole reason why there are keys like this..

they are not meant to be shared...they are also on record with MS unless it was pirated or something...

I am presuming you bought the Windows 8 key with your Windows 7 key which is legit. Technically, you can't use that same Windows 7 key anymore to do any upgrades. I would also think, that you're trying to defraud somebody by doing this...

You should very well know what keys are for....unless maybe you're just too late in realizing this..

Now, if you're the one who wants to use someone else' Windows 7 key to get an upgrade to Windows 8, you're walking on a very thin line here....and the other person is on the dumb side to give you his / her key...
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Last edited by medbuyer February 13, 2013 at 09:54 AM
#2557
Actually, I bought it before they required any key all. However, I have a legit key if needed.That's why I asked, I simply didn't know.
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Last edited by getstuff4less February 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

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#2558
Quote from getstuff4less View Post :
Actually, I bought it before they required any key all. However, I have a legit key if needed.That's why I asked, I simply didn't know.
you're good then..like you, I bought mine before they required a key....

was able to snag 2....
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#2559
guess i am late to the party, can i still get the promo code for 14.99 ? if yes please let me know how.

I tried the link from Amit daswani's version and even though i put in the correct dates, it says sorry i am not eligible for the promo, any ideas what is happening here ?

Regards
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Last edited by Mr.V February 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM
#2560
if i have a windows 7 key, can i get a code that I can use to update a windows 8 OS to windows 8 pro?

reps for the correct answer! :-)
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#2561
Quote from PitPirate View Post :
if i have a windows 7 key, can i get a code that I can use to update a windows 8 OS to windows 8 pro?

reps for the correct answer! :-)
yes, you should....but who's win 7 key is it?

and what version win 8 do you have?

Quote from Mr.V View Post :
guess i am late to the party, can i still get the promo code for 14.99 ? if yes please let me know how.

I tried the link from Amit daswani's version and even though i put in the correct dates, it says sorry i am not eligible for the promo, any ideas what is happening here ?

Regards
you should be able to but there's now a step where they need a valid win 7 key...

other than that, idk...
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Last edited by medbuyer February 20, 2013 at 07:14 AM
#2562
Quote from PitPirate View Post :
if i have a windows 7 key, can i get a code that I can use to update a windows 8 OS to windows 8 pro?

reps for the correct answer! :-)
I believe you had to purchase the windows 7 pc/laptop between May/June 2012 to 1/31/2013 to qualify. I bought 2 pc's last year within that time period and was able to get 2 codes and purchase 2 upgrades. I didn't have to submit/type the windows 7 key, I used their upgraded adviser and it qualified my pc's.
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#2563
if some kind folk has an extra, I'd like a code pls
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#2564
I did this upgrade and I hate it. Has anyone that did been able to go back to windows 7? Ive searched online been seems like all signs point to no I cant go back. Any help would be appreciated
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Quote from inmyveganopinion View Post :
I did this upgrade and I hate it. Has anyone that did been able to go back to windows 7? Ive searched online been seems like all signs point to no I cant go back. Any help would be appreciated
SAME here.. I have done this upgrade and started hating the new OS for many reasons
not having Start button, no drivers for my printer(Brother), quite annoying with not having RUN command handy... many more..
I have switched back to Win7 Ultimate on all of my computers.
I regret this upgrade..
Now even I got Office 13 upgrade offer for 10 bucks.. declined..
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