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#31 Dezuria

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

I've read that using the cheap upgrade deal also invalidates the activation key you upgrade from, so you can't downgrade back to 7.

If this is true, be sure you really want to use 8 from now on.


#32 darkling23

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

That's not true at all Dezuria.

And you can use the key on fresh installs.

So much wrong in this thread. :(

#33 chakane048

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

Upgrade codes are supposed to require installing Windows twice for it to work.
They will not activate unless it detects that you have used the upgrade install option.

Try this:
1) Do a fresh install of Windows 8. Do NOT activate. When entering the key, uncheck the box prompting to activate immediately.
2) Run Windows Setup for a second time from within Windows 8. Choose Upgrade.
3) Activate.

The above has worked with upgrade versions of Windows Vista and 7.
I already have a full version of Windows 8 Pro, so I cannot test this, but please post your results here for all to see.

1) there's no box could be unchecked
2) can't upgrade
3) see this pic http://i.minus.com/ismXfZyDAZFFt.jpg

#34 Rig

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:08 PM

Gonna have to check in on this when I get home tonight. Would like to give this a go on a couple of my machines.

#35 bear489

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

Got it for my laptop running vista for $15.96 total.

#36 darkling23

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

1) there's no box could be unchecked
2) can't upgrade
3) see this pic http://i.minus.com/ismXfZyDAZFFt.jpg


Do the ISO/USB thing. You can install clean that way.

#37 chakane048

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

Do the ISO/USB thing. You can install clean that way.

I was doing the new clean install here.....
This key simply can't be activated since that's new clean install

#38 HansKaosu

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

YOU _CAN_ DO CLEAN INSTALL WITH UPGRADE VERSION AND ACTIVATE IT.

I got the 15$ Win8 Pro Upgrade deal and I did a full clean install and it auto activated just fine.

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#39 bigsick

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

thanks op!
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#40 sendme

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

Anyone that also purchased the disc, is it a retail copy, or OEM?
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#41 Calinks

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

Upgraded from XP for 16 bucks. I'm liking it but the text is a lot smaller than what I am used to which is causing some discomfort. I also don't know where the hell anything is lol.
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#42 Mr.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:18 AM

I think you can change text size at the desktop -> right-click -> screen resolution

#43 tcbys

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:51 AM

I keep getting I am invaild for this offer?

#44 Lakeshow24

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

Thanks OP.

#45 Horns

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

Interesting deal.
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#46 Mr.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

I keep getting I am invaild for this offer?


Never mind the June 2012 start date, is your copy of Win7 legit?

#47 JetEngineJesus

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:17 AM

Bit the bullet and picked up an upgrade for $16.I didn't realize that it's going to invalidate some of my installed apps, though!
Think I'm going to sit this one out on my work box, maybe throw the upgrade on my GF's computer...

#48 Calinks

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:35 AM

Yea I lost all my word, excel, stuff. Anyway to get that back?
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:01 AM

How does this work exactly? I get asked for a serial number?

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#50 JetEngineJesus

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

Not sure if this is the typical way to do it, but I went to the upgrade site linked to by the OP, entered the computer details, and the website spit out a code for me. Downloaded and installed the Windows Upgrade Assistant; it checked my computer, and led me through the process of buying the upgrade to Pro. On the checkout screen, I entered the discount code they'd given me, paid (just under $16 w/ tax), and let the Assistant do its thing. They sent me a product key, and after a few minutes of downloading, analyzing, and checking compatibility with currently installed apps, it popped up w/ a dialog box that prompted me to install right away, or create install media (on a USB device or an .ISO that I could burn to disk). Pretty straightforward (although, I may have gotten the order of a couple of those steps wrong...). Disappointed that a few of my apps aren't Win8 compatible, but at least MS gave me a heads up, rather then just installing and leaving me to beat my head against a wall trying to figure out why they'd suddenly started working and sit around waiting for a compatibility patch/pay for an upgrade to the latest version...

**edit** I didn't have to enter my current product key, but I think you have to run the Assistant from a legit copy of Windows, and you obviously have to have a computer that's capable of running Win8 Pro.

Edited by JetEngineJesus, 31 October 2012 - 02:12 PM.
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#51 Mr.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

Yea I lost all my word, excel, stuff. Anyway to get that back?


You lost your documents? I still have my Office 2010 programs and files. While I didn't really check for lost files, it seems like everything is in order.

#52 Calinks

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

I have them but I can use them or anything because the programs are gone. I no longer have word or excel even though I still have my files. This is bad because I will be needing to use Excel in about a week.
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#53 TheHumanSpider

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:56 AM

I went to the link the TC posted and enter the computer details, but it's asking me for a Windows 7 Serial Key before I get to the actual last step?

#54 CoachHines

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:07 AM

I think Microsoft has fixed the exploit hence why you are being asked for the serial key.

#55 TheHumanSpider

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:04 AM

I think Microsoft has fixed the exploit hence why you are being asked for the serial key.


I see...follow up question then...does using the Windows 8 Pro upgrade invalidate the Windows 7 key I used to get the Windows 8 Pro key in the first place? I might not like Windows 8 and want to downgrade. I would appreciate it if anybody can help.

#56 LonelyController

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

Thanks for posting this. I upgraded against my trepidation, everything seems to be fine. This Windows 8 for Dummies ebook helped me with a few questions.

#57 CoachHines

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

I see...follow up question then...does using the Windows 8 Pro upgrade invalidate the Windows 7 key I used to get the Windows 8 Pro key in the first place? I might not like Windows 8 and want to downgrade. I would appreciate it if anybody can help.


It does not. Worst case scenario you can always create a partition on your HDD/SSD and have both.

#58 Icegaryen

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Anyone else has issues adjusting brightness?

I've already selected automated brightness off. Updates windows. Refreshed windows. Updated RADEON drives.

#59 shadylane

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:37 AM

It's asking me for my existing serial. I enter one I had before but says its not valid. How are you guys getting this to work?

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#60 sendme

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

Sounds like it is dead. I never had to enter a serial number. They really should just make this for all copies of windows purchased in that time frame and not for computers bought.
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