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Free Upgrade


I recently bought an acer laptop a couple months back from curry's digital and had the special offer with it that i get a free upgrade to windows 7 when its released. I have been told by a few others with similar deals that i can get the free upgrade by downloading rather than send it through the post. Does anyone know any way of doing this?

I have been to the acer website and it doesn't help much it only gives a "3 step guide" for postal delivery, but i figured that there must be someway of getting the free upgrade by downloading? Also i found out that if i send away for the "free" upgrade that i need to pay £20 for the postage and packaging - so that doesn't sound very free to me to be honest!


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Win 7 Free Upgrade

I have had nothing but the most frustrating experience with gateway for my free windows 7 upgrade 5 hours on the computer and on the phone just to be told contact mentor media, (whom by the way don't answer their emails and have no phone no to contact them) gateway is not taking any responsibility for this free upgrade promotion. All they say is every manufacturer is having the same problems. Yet my laptop through hewlet packard my disk was received within a few weeks. Some of the blogs say that gateway is handling this in house this is incorrect.

Basically  they are saying too bad so sad. But we as consumers need to say the buck stops here. Mentor media is responsible to microsoft who is responsible to the manufacturers  who are responsible to us their customers. Why is it microsoft did not check into this company to see if they had proper abilities to distribute and somewhere other than an email that they don't respond to for customer contact. They have no problem  getting this disk on the shelves for people to purchase, but have no intention  of keeping their promise for the free  upgrade. If anyone  has a phone no for mentor media would be much interested to getting it.


Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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My laptop only has one hard drive on it, so installing "fresh" to a separate hd isn't possible. Since i already back up all my data to an external hd, i'd like to just format the internal hd and install windows 7 onto that. Will that be possible though using upgrade media? How does it verify my existing xp pro license?


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Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Just obtain windows 7 professional and it states it is an upgrade for windows vista. When i start the upgrade the program states that because i have vista home i cannot do a straight upgrade. The box does not say so. Installing the windows 7 professional as an upgrade i find i cannot do it from windows vista home as a straight upgrade. It must be a full clean installation. The documentation does not say so.

Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My question, can i buy a retail version of window seven professional upgrade to get a valid license key? How can i prove i had xp professional on the computer? There is a tag on the laptop with a xp product key but can i put the key in manually?


Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Os Upgrade

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Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can I Upgrade?

i bought a second hand computer from ebay in july, which has windows 7 ultimate. Being a know nothing non computer type, i didn't realize that windows 7 had not even been released yet.

I received notification from microsoft 2 weeks ago that i was in fact running a trial version and needed to buy the proper release. I managed to get in touch with the ebay seller and he said he still had the computers original os software, xp, which i can have if i want.

I like w7 and want to keep running it, i'm not bothered about ultimate, the basic home will do me, but i'm not 100% clear on what my options are though.

I currently have:

Windows 7
Evaluation copy. Build 7100

Ideally i would like to go with the cheapest option which is an upgrade to home-is this possible?

I have been told i need to reinstall original os (xp) to qualify for an upgrade-is this true?

I am in the uk by the way.


Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

What To Upgrade?

I installed the rc and have used it with great joy until i had a conflict between outlook and 7.

After two hours of microsoft teck having control of my computer they sent me a link whereby i down loaded a clean full copy of 7. Old install went over vista. So i took everything of the computer and reloaded everything and i mean everything. Since then till now been great.

Now with the computer turning off i am in dire straights. Cant back up but more importantly i do not know what version i am supposed to purchase as i have been told the upgrade will not work and the full version loaded by the teck to sort out a flaw in the system will cost me $400 plus. Screaming here as i do not know what product i need to get. I have been waiting on microsoft to get back to me , 12 days now. I'm in trouble as i can't go back to vista or xp for that matter without redoing everything all over again; 1-2 days work.


Posted On: 2010-03-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I have an inspiron 1720 and am doing a switch of drives. I have windows vista installed on my primary hd and have bought windows 7 upgrade. I want to make my current hd the secondary drive and install a new bare drive as my primary drive.

Can i install the new bare drive as the primary drive, do a complete install of windows 7 using the upgrade version and then format the old drive to be the secondary drive? Or do i have to upgrade my old primary drive first with windows 7 upgrade and then switch it to be the secondary drive and then install windows 7 upgrade on the new primary drive?


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Is Win7 Best Upgrade For Xp ?

Is windows 7 the best upgrade for windows xp? Will windows 7 delete all of my programs after being loaded? Will my hp printer work with windows 7?
 


Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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If i buy a windows 7 upgrade, and upgrade from xp to windows 7 do i need to have windows xp installed, because i currently have a virus and can not get into that hard drive, is it possible to present a old cd during the installation? Xp home edition to windows 7 home premium, currently i have a corrupt version of windows xp on it, would that be sufficient, is it possible to run the upgrade from the boot disk, even when i have a corrupt installation because of the virus.

Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I have been using win7 for the past few weeks and it was great! The only thing i didn't like about it that it didn't have aero in it. I did the windows experience index and it was 1. 0 :(. I checked out the "troubleshoot transparency and other aero effects" thing, and it said this: "video card driver does not support aero. " How do i update my 'video card'? The win7 os is on my desktop computer. I had to format win xp and install win7.

Oh, also, heres a few details of the pc:
Os: windows 7 ultimate
Ram: 512 mb
Processor: intel® pentium® 4 cpu 1. 60ghz
Video card:? How do i find the v. C. ?


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I could of-course just buy another version of windows that has a cd. Then again. Wasting 100$ ain't my favorite thing to do. Can i download an image of the cd from your website? I saw some rather complicated solutions around the net and i can't really be bothered with them to be honest.

Edit: reading a bit more on your website it seems it was made so on purpose, not being able to upgrade that is. ?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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I just bought a dell laptop. As i initiated the computer and windows vista premium, after it automatically downloaded whatever upgrades where there, after attempt to shutdown and reboot, got blue screen. Windows fix it program could not. Restored. Worked ok until came to automatic update. Again, blue screen. Called dell. Did a mirror restore and was told by technician to shut off automatic windows update. Did so. Has worked fine. I have trend micro as my security software.

3. Questions.
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Posted On: 2009-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Prices

Somebody know final prices for next upgrade path:

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I read before in news for first option it will be around 220usd and for second 200.


Just i can't understand if home basic edition price is something around one hundred usd(minimum of abilities and features and i afraid to think about starter edition), why in case ultimate to ultimate upgrade (as we are know q-ty of abilities and features increased minimally only core of the os upgrade) we are should pay in two times more then minimal cost of core product. I say it as angry ultimate owner who spend four hundred usd =) maybe you are don't know but in russia and china only small part of users buy retail products for home use, all others buy microsoft products for home only as part of oem.

Well in any case i don't know read or not microsoft's marketeers this forum, but i think next my proposal will be good idea for them. Program for home users like for business: rent os in another words software assurance. You are pay every year small price for right to use same edition of os(like antivirus software).

Sample: 20 usd per year for one license to home premium feature pack, but  of any revision of windows. Xp, vista, seven it's doesn't matter. 40 usd per year for one license to ultimate feature pack.


Posted On: 2009-08-21 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Now i'm getting messages saying that i have an illegal version of the operating system and that it won't activate. I don't know how to revert bact to my original upgrade either, i'm not exactly a whizz where computers are concerned, or technology in general for that matter. What should i do?.
Bit of a thicky so walk me through it


Posted On: 2010-05-12 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .