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#1
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you don't need a new computer or a windows 7 key for this to work.
1. windowsupgradeoffer.com
2. make sure email is correct, date of purchase is october 2012, pc brand is other. everything else doesn't matter.
3. receive promo code via email.
4. download windows 8 upgrade assistant.
5. buy windows 8 with promo code.
6. ???????
7. profit

you don't need a new computer or a windows 7 key for this to work.
1. windowsupgradeoffer.com
2. make sure email is correct, date of purchase is october 2012, pc brand is other. everything else doesn't matter.
3. receive promo code via email.
4. download windows 8 upgrade assistant.
5. buy windows 8 with promo code.
6. ???????
7. profit
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#2
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hooliwindows 8

Only problem

[quote=hooli]windows 8[/quote]

Only problem
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#3
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this is legit right?

this is legit right?
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#4
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right

right
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#5
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windows 8? you'd have to pay me.

windows 8? you'd have to pay me.
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#6
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it could be free and i still wouldn't use it

it could be free and i still wouldn't use it
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#7
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I went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer

I went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer
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#8
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UltrazI went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer

If you're sitting in a Best Buy for 5 hours trying to figure out how to use a computer, you probably shouldn't be playing TF2.

I don't get why there's so much hate for the new OS. You can disable pretty much everything you don't like about it, but you still get the benefits of a smaller memory footprint, more secure random memory allocation, faster boot times, connected sleep mode, and other neat features that take what Windows 7 did right and expand. I'm just holding out for when I finally get an SSD so I don't have to copy all my junk.

[quote=Ultraz]I went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer[/quote]
If you're sitting in a Best Buy for 5 hours trying to figure out how to use a computer, you probably shouldn't be playing TF2.

I don't get why there's so much hate for the new OS. You can disable pretty much everything you don't like about it, but you still get the benefits of a smaller memory footprint, more secure random memory allocation, faster boot times, connected sleep mode, and other neat features that take what Windows 7 did right and expand. I'm just holding out for when I finally get an SSD so I don't have to copy all my junk.
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#9
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I've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
$0.00

Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.

I've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
$0.00

Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.
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#10
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UltrazI went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer

i'm sorry it took you 2 hours to press the windows key, or even the decently sized tile that says "Desktop"

[quote=Ultraz]I went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer[/quote]

i'm sorry it took you 2 hours to press the windows key, or even the decently sized tile that says "Desktop"
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m4risaI've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

At this point would you recommend it or windows 7?

[quote=m4risa]I've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.
[/quote]


At this point would you recommend it or windows 7?
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#12
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If you're using Windows 7, you shouldn't be in a rush to get Windows 8. If you're building a new computer however, you might as well buy Windows 8 instead since it is slightly better.

If you're using Windows 7, you shouldn't be in a rush to get Windows 8. If you're building a new computer however, you might as well buy Windows 8 instead since it is slightly better.
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#13
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all I need is shortcuts, a taskbar, alt-tabbing and file explorer, does it have that?

all I need is shortcuts, a taskbar, alt-tabbing and file explorer, does it have that?
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#14
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pretty much what marisa said, I really don't understand why people hate win8 so much. I'm guessing they all just saw the skewed review articles/videos and formed their opinion off of that. Metro is annoying at first, but it really isn't all that bad, and the added features and increased performance is pretty nice.

alfunksoall I need is shortcuts, a taskbar, alt-tabbing and file explorer, does it have that?

yes

pretty much what marisa said, I really don't understand why people hate win8 so much. I'm guessing they all just saw the skewed review articles/videos and formed their opinion off of that. Metro is annoying at first, but it really isn't all that bad, and the added features and increased performance is pretty nice.

[quote=alfunkso]all I need is shortcuts, a taskbar, alt-tabbing and file explorer, does it have that?[/quote]

yes
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#15
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Yes.

conductor
Posted 3 seconds ago

wow

Yes.

conductor
Posted 3 seconds ago

wow
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#16
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Can you back up to a network drive on just home premium yet?

Can you back up to a network drive on just home premium yet?
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#17
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iOS X Mountain Lion

iOS X Mountain Lion
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#18
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Anyone that has their school on there wanna get me a copy? (cdkey)Even if it's windows 7, thats fine.

Anyone that has their school on there wanna get me a copy? (cdkey)Even if it's windows 7, thats fine.
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#19
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and FYI

"Please note: we can only validate your registration when you submit a qualifying Windows 7 product key."

So, not sure if it will work with all people

and FYI

"Please note: we can only validate your registration when you submit a qualifying Windows 7 product key."

So, not sure if it will work with all people
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#20
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were you careful to follow my instructions?

were you careful to follow my instructions?
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#21
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Yeah, they may have changed it. I heard about this trick about a week or so ago, maybe they have caught on? Basically, after you hit next with the infomation, it will not allow you to continue or email the code until you put the windows 7 key. I have no idea if it would work with a 'bad' (internet) key

But what Marisa said is the easiest way to get it for free. As long as your school signed up for Premium, you get a copy of each for free. Too bad Ohio University is too cheap. Btw, all you need is an .edu email address to register, and if your school doesn't remove access (like mine) you can use them forever. Granted, I haven't tried to log in via OU's website, but I've had it forwarded to a gmail account long ago and it's been working for 10 years

Yeah, they may have changed it. I heard about this trick about a week or so ago, maybe they have caught on? Basically, after you hit next with the infomation, it will not allow you to continue or email the code until you put the windows 7 key. I have no idea if it would work with a 'bad' (internet) key

But what Marisa said is the easiest way to get it for free. As long as your school signed up for Premium, you get a copy of each for free. Too bad Ohio University is too cheap. Btw, all you need is an .edu email address to register, and if your school doesn't remove access (like mine) you can use them forever. Granted, I haven't tried to log in via OU's website, but I've had it forwarded to a gmail account long ago and it's been working for 10 years
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#22
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who the hell would be in a rush to upgrade from windows 7 anyway? im using it and never had a problem yet

who the hell would be in a rush to upgrade from windows 7 anyway? im using it and never had a problem yet
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#23
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dfywho the hell would be in a rush to upgrade from windows 7 anyway? im using it and never had a problem yet

Using the student gateway http://www.dreamspark.com/, you can get any version you want too

[quote=dfy]who the hell would be in a rush to upgrade from windows 7 anyway? im using it and never had a problem yet[/quote]

Using the student gateway http://www.dreamspark.com/, you can get any version you want too
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#24
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Fzeroand FYI

"Please note: we can only validate your registration when you submit a qualifying Windows 7 product key."

So, not sure if it will work with all people

try copying a key off the windows 7 COA sticker on your school computers maybe

[quote=Fzero]and FYI

"Please note: we can only validate your registration when you submit a qualifying Windows 7 product key."

So, not sure if it will work with all people[/quote]

try copying a key off the windows 7 COA sticker on your school computers maybe
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#25
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m4risaFzeroand FYI

"Please note: we can only validate your registration when you submit a qualifying Windows 7 product key."

So, not sure if it will work with all people

try copying a key off the windows 7 COA sticker on your school computers maybe

I haven't been to school in a few years now :P, but it would likely work for those that are still in college

[quote=m4risa][quote=Fzero]and FYI

"Please note: we can only validate your registration when you submit a qualifying Windows 7 product key."

So, not sure if it will work with all people[/quote]

try copying a key off the windows 7 COA sticker on your school computers maybe[/quote]

I haven't been to school in a few years now :P, but it would likely work for those that are still in college
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#26
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Most windows 7's in computer labs at schools and work run Windows 7 Enterprise and don't use a CD-Key but a license server (basically you connect your network to a license server, and then every so often it checks if the license is valid or else it makes a countdown until invalidated).

Most windows 7's in computer labs at schools and work run Windows 7 Enterprise and don't use a CD-Key but a license server (basically you connect your network to a license server, and then every so often it checks if the license is valid or else it makes a countdown until invalidated).
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#27
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mine here all have enterprise on them but the sticker is for home premium

mine here all have enterprise on them but the sticker is for home premium
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#28
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People still buy OS's for personal use?

I don't get the hate either. You can disable the Metro UI and make it look like Windows 7 but with better boot time and some added security. Sounds pretty good to me so far.

People still buy OS's for personal use?

I don't get the hate either. You can disable the Metro UI and make it look like Windows 7 but with better boot time and some added security. Sounds pretty good to me so far.
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#29
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windows 8 is ugly as fuck and leaves people without multitouch/touchscreens at a huge disadvantage and better off running windows 7

unix master race

windows 8 is ugly as fuck and leaves people without multitouch/touchscreens at a huge disadvantage and better off running windows 7

unix master race
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#30
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m4risaI've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
$0.00

Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.

So I literally just got Dream Spark today and using windows 7, but I've been considering wiping and I can get Windows 8 for free, should I do it?

[quote=m4risa]I've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
$0.00

Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.[/quote]
So I literally just got Dream Spark today and using windows 7, but I've been considering wiping and I can get Windows 8 for free, should I do it?
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