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Win 7 Upgrade When Available On Toshiba Laptop


I purchased a toshiba satellite laptop at best buy 3 months ago. The unit had vista installed and best buy said that i could get a windows 7 upgrade at n/c when available. I called best buy and they will install 7 for $40 (this was not disclosed when i purchased the computer). They then said i could download 7 for n/c on the microsoft web site. I've tried to do that with with no results. What can i do and what recourse do i have with best buy?

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