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Windows 7: Don't buy Windows 8 right away with Paypal.

26 Oct 2012   #1
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Don't buy Windows 8 right away with Paypal.

Windows 8 Pro is now available to purchase directly from Microsoft for $40.

However it seems you can only purchase it through the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant that you have to download, which checks your system first.

I used this utility and paid through paypal. But once the transaction was finished in paypal, the application went to an error screen which doesn't let you go back or do anything except exit.

Paypal and my bank account both say that the transaction is completed, but I never recieved any email, and after calling Microsoft they have no record of my transaction. Hopefully it goes through in the next few hours, but in the meantime wait a bit as the servers are overloaded.


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26 Oct 2012   #2
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hope it turns out OK for you.
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26 Oct 2012   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I hope so too. I plan to upgrade my laptop also.
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26 Oct 2012   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

So i'm clear. All you need is a copy of either XP, Vista, or Windows installed on a PC and nothing else right? No other qualifications needed?

Quote:
We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.
Also, what if I just want to purchase for now, but install later. Will I be able to do that with the upgrade assistant?

Thanks. Just want to make sure I qualify before purchase.
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26 Oct 2012   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The thread title is :

Don't buy Windows 8 right away with Paypal.

You could shorten it to:

Don't buy Windows 8.
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26 Oct 2012   #6
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The thread title is :

Don't buy Windows 8 right away with Paypal.

You could shorten it to:

Don't buy Windows 8.
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26 Oct 2012   #7
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
So i'm clear. All you need is a copy of either XP, Vista, or Windows installed on a PC and nothing else right? No other qualifications needed?

Quote:
We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.
Also, what if I just want to purchase for now, but install later. Will I be able to do that with the upgrade assistant?

Thanks. Just want to make sure I qualify before purchase.
I don't know for sure. I haven't gotten that far.

But I assume that upon successful completion you will receive an email with your activation Key and possibly a link to the iso.

Also: I just discovered that you use the same setup to do the $15 upgrade for recently bought computers, only that you have to register your computer first to get a discount code.


If only Microsoft would let me use my Virtual Visa, then I wouldn't have this problem (they don't let you, but Paypal does and Microsoft lets you use paypal).
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26 Oct 2012   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
So i'm clear. All you need is a copy of either XP, Vista, or Windows installed on a PC and nothing else right? No other qualifications needed?

Quote:
We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.
Also, what if I just want to purchase for now, but install later. Will I be able to do that with the upgrade assistant?

Thanks. Just want to make sure I qualify before purchase.
Yes MS has said it will give you a choice to Install Now or save as an ISO.

Jim
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26 Oct 2012   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Also: I just discovered that you use the same setup to do the $15 upgrade for recently bought computers, only that you have to register your computer first to get a discount code.
Well I only build my computers and haven't bought anything laptop wise so I guess I'm out of that deal.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post

If only Microsoft would let me use my Virtual Visa, then I wouldn't have this problem (they don't let you, but Paypal does and Microsoft lets you use paypal).
That sounds a little confusing to me. I have a paypal account, but I also have a Visa card as well. Are you saying you can't use a regular credit card? Doesn't sound right as I'm pretty sure you can use a credit card, but...

@ SIW2, I was kind of thinking the same thing but for $40 bucks I can have a copy should I want to upgrade later

@ Phonman, thanks cause I really don't want to install it yet. BTW is there link somewhere on that. Thanks.

Never mind. It's right here...

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26 Oct 2012   #10
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
I used this utility and paid through paypal. But once the transaction was finished in paypal, the application went to an error screen which doesn't let you go back or do anything except exit.

Paypal and my bank account both say that the transaction is completed, but I never recieved any email, and after calling Microsoft they have no record of my transaction. Hopefully it goes through in the next few hours, but in the meantime wait a bit as the servers are overloaded.
Oh man, what a drag! Hope it all works out for you.
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