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djrobentertainment
02-02-2013, 10:37 AM
I am installing it on my dell inspiron duo touchscreen which is really hard to use with 7. Where is good value for money? I realize i could of upgraded it 3 days ago for 25 quid.:(

Djanddisco
02-02-2013, 12:57 PM
Have you tried scan.co.uk they had an offer on either last week or the week before, not sure if its still on though.

bmdj
03-02-2013, 12:37 PM
Yeh the offer has expired now, not wanting to rub salt in the wound you could actually get the upgrade from 7 for 14.99. I'll keep my eyes peeled for any offers.

SC Events
03-02-2013, 12:43 PM
Is this not any good then... it says to upgrade before 28th February 2013:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows/upgrade-offer

bmdj
03-02-2013, 01:15 PM
Is this not any good then... it says to upgrade before 28th February 2013:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows/upgrade-offer

Looks like they may have extended it then! I know when I did it it said 31st jan. So long as you say you bought it in the last three months you should get it for 14.99. I bought a second hand PC, which technically "I" bought in the middle of Jan and it let me upgrade from 7 to 8 for 14.99.

https://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-GB/Registration

djrobentertainment
03-02-2013, 08:00 PM
Will they look for proof of when i bought the laptop? I bought it over a year ago on ebay :(

Jiggles
03-02-2013, 08:15 PM
Will they look for proof of when i bought the laptop? I bought it over a year ago on ebay :(

Go through the process and find out. From what I can read in the FAQ no they wont.

bmdj
03-02-2013, 08:33 PM
nope didnt with me! just put my window 7 COA number (ion sticker under laptop) and they were happy to upgrade me! Try it! Can't hurt!

djrobentertainment
03-02-2013, 09:02 PM
nope didnt with me! just put my window 7 COA number (ion sticker under laptop) and they were happy to upgrade me! Try it! Can't hurt!

Nope im not eligible :-( so what are my options now?

ukpartydj
03-02-2013, 09:07 PM
Microsoft were offering it at 25 pounds until end of Jan. Not sure you will be able to get it on the cheap anymore.l as its something like 150 now I think???

DazzyD
03-02-2013, 09:17 PM
Microsoft were offering it at 25 pounds until end of Jan. Not sure you will be able to get it on the cheap anymore.l as its something like 150 now I think???

The 99 upgrade will be more than enough for most people. The Pro version is more suited to applications including commerce-level protection, WAN integreation and Remote Desktop Access (however, there are applications available separately for each of these tasks so I'm not 100% certain of why Windows 8 Pro Edition is attractive to anyone, really, bearing in mind it's double the price of the normal edition).

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/buy

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Microsoft were offering it at 25 pounds until end of Jan. Not sure you will be able to get it on the cheap anymore.l as its something like 150 now I think???

The 99 upgrade will be more than enough for most people. The Pro version is more suited to applications including commerce-level protection, WAN integration and Remote Desktop Access (however, there are applications available separately for each of these tasks so I'm not 100% certain of why Windows 8 Pro Edition is attractive to anyone, really, bearing in mind it's double the price of the normal edition).

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/buy