Anyone can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

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  1. Rick

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    Go to https://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com
    Windows 7 PC purchase information
    Date of purchase *Make up any date within last 2 months.
    Name of retailer * Just say whatever retailer.
    PC Brand *I typed in Carbide 500r
    PC Model * I typed in random anything.

    That is all it requires, no receipt verification is needed. Anyone can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99. It gives you a promo code, and you download and install from there.

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    Founded by a user on techpowerup
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    How to use your key on a clean install instead of upgrade.
     
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    It doesn't work for me. I can't type in anything in pc brand : It just gives you a dropdown list of different computer brands. And even after selecting any, it asks me for windows 7 key when i press next. Is there anything i am doing wrong??
     
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    Not sure what's going on, it doesn't ask me for anything. Could you post a screenshot of it asking for a key.
     
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    I would, but currently whenever i type in my information and press next i get a rejection screen:
    error.jpg
    The text in latvian roughly means that the information i gave doesn't meet the requirments for the offer. I did put a right date for the offer (october 15 2012 in this attempt) and used correct phone information. No luck.
     
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    I tried using your country and for some reason it asks for a windows key. If you want, send me a pm with your email address and i will forward you the email with the code & instructions.
     
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    I have also tried this and it also asks for a key, im in the UK if anyone does manage to get this be nice to know how you got it.

    Super Smashing Great :)
     
  7. Rick

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    Using a proxy for the us might bypass this.
    Hide My Ass! Free Proxy and Privacy Tools - Surf The Web Anonymously
    Go to the site linked above and change to a server in the usa.You can put random info in except the email.
     
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    Thanks! I got a promotion code. Am I using it? Maybe, just maybe. For now I think I'm fine with Windows 7 but €15 is really affordable for a new OS, might be handy to have a legit copy for the future. :P
     
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    Well guys, I upgraded. Couldn't stand the low price hehe.
     
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    This now requires a windows 7 key.
     
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    But do they also check when that Windows 7 key was first being activated, assuming you have a valid key?

    Oh, and does anyone know on how many PC's I could activate the Windows 8 Pro upgrade key I got? I'd like to upgrade my other PC too, if possible.
     
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    Yes. Just one pc.
     
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    Ah thanks. Cheerz. ;)
     
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    If you want media center free with windows 8. Go here,scroll down to where it asks for email & captcha then submit it.
     
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    And thanks again! You're such a pro! ;)
     
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    so do you think i could walk into my nearest department store, turn over one of the laptops and take a picture of the windows 7 key on the bottom and go get this deal? can i use a fake name and pay with a prepaid visa giftcard or something? because ive never paid for a microsoft product in my life, but ill shell out $15 for a legit copy of windows 8.
     
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    I would think a prepaid visa would work. When I used prepaid, it pretty much worked for everything besides things that were subscription related, such as Netflix and Hulu. Though I can't say for sure that it will work.
     

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