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Best Buy Stores: Trade-In a Working Laptop, Get Minimum Gift Card EXPIRED
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Additional, you will also receive a $75 coupon towards the purchase of a Samsung Notebook 9 Pro. Valid in store only 6/25/17-7/15/17. Not available in all locations and some stores may have additional limitations. Refer to the forum thread for additional offer details & discussion. -johnny_miller
Trade in any working laptop get a minimum $75 Best Buy® gift card and a $75 trade-in receipt coupon toward the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (BBY SKU 5886103 & 5886107).
Excludes devices that are cracked, water-damaged or that lack power. Limit of 1 trade-in per person. Limit 1 coupon per transaction.
Valid in store only 6/25/17-7/15/17
* Valid in store only 6/25/17-7/15/17. When you trade in any working laptop get a minimum $75 Best Buy® gift card AND a $75 trade-in receipt coupon toward the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (BBY SKU 5886103 & 5886107). Not all products are eligible for trade-in. Not available in all locations and some stores may have additional limitations. Trade-in value may vary. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Excludes devices that are cracked, water-damaged or that lack power. You are responsible for removing any data from your product before providing the product for evaluation. You will be required to agree to the terms & conditions. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in or to limit quantities for any reason. Limit of 1 trade-in per person. No rainchecks. Tax is applied based on the full retail value. Limit 1 coupon per transaction. For details see a Blue Shirt or BestBuy.com/TradeIn.
Bring your trade-in item to a Best Buy store near you or mail in your item to receive an E-Gift Card for the value of your trade-in.
Yes, they do verify your identity. They took my Driver's license AND they did a thumb print scan! (THIS IS BEING DONE TO PREVENT THEFT OF LAPTOPS) - varies by location
The $75 coupon for a Samsung 9 pro is limited to 1 per purchase. You MUST buy the Samsung model laptop to qualify for the full $75 GC. Otherwise, your GC will be only up to $50 towards the purchase of anything else. Ultimately the GC will vary based the BB trade in utility located here: https://tradein.bestbuy
Before loading any OS's over your current one, check that your unit will qualify with said OS. Go through the online tradein tool
With 'other' OS being acceptable if you already have one of the listed brand computers, try installing a free version of Linux, like Lubuntu
and to create a boot disk / USB drive
If your brand is 'other', then it's harder to meet the minimum requirements and you might be better off trying to reinstall your original Windows OS.
windows OS images you can download and install (should match what is already installed on your laptop)
Windows 8+ has your product key baked into the BIOS/registered in the cloud with microsoft. There is no check of a key for the download of windows 8+
For windows 7 you need the product key on the bottom of your laptop/behind your battery.
You should be restoring from recovery disks or from the hard disk partition. Refer to your owners manually but normally you can hit esc at startup and be given a list of boot options, sometimes one of the options is recovery. otherwise you can keep tapping F1 - F12 when starting the PC and hope it boots into the recovery partition.
Before wiping, in case you need to pull the Windows license that is on the current install (in case it's different from the sticker on the laptop or the sticker is smudged/faded/destroyed), use ProduKey