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Windows 7: Windows 7 free upgrade for vista users

04 Oct 2009   #1
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 free upgrade for vista users

So my brother got a new vista laptop recently and it came with a paper saying he can upgrade to Windows 7 for free.
So i go on HP's site (he got a pavilion), and i come across the page where i place my order. But then i find this:



It says it costs 30 euros! I thought it was meant to be free!? 30 euros isnt much anyway but thats not the problem, my problem is also that i cant pay online becuase i dont have paypal or a credit card!

Isnt it meant to be free? Or is that the shipping cost?


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04 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would call HP and ask them ... though it doesnt sound like a free upgrade to me...
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04 Oct 2009   #3
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It may be the shipping to EU.

Even for US it's gonna cost about $10 for shipping.
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04 Oct 2009   #4
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ask HP for the serial number and download link. That's probably the only free way of getting it.

But then again HP might just be being ******* and making you pay for it. I know it's up to the manufacturer to decide if you can get the free upgrade or not.
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04 Oct 2009   #5
poin2

Windows7
 
 

The upgrade itself is supposedly free.

Many places in the U.S. are charging $10 shipping and handling though.

I'd imagine that $30 is what they're charging to ship overseas. Wouldn't be surprised if there's some European import tax included in that as well.
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04 Oct 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

They already have them "overseas" - the same as they have stocks of their machines - they come from the far East anyway.

They charge Europeans more because they can.
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04 Oct 2009   #7
Cyberwolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You should have known nothing is ever really "free" it still costs them money to mail out a disc...Shipping charges should have been in the back of your mind from day one.
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05 Oct 2009   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Acer's 7-Up for a desktop is free all the way.

Does anyone know if these can be used on another machine if User decides he doesn't want Win7?

Roomie had me take his RC off cuz he couldn't play his 1701AD game in full screen with 7. Now he likes Vista.
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05 Oct 2009   #9
coppertrail

Windows XP Pro, Windows 7
 
 
Shipping/serivce fees

Either PC Magazine or PC World, I can't recall which one, recently ran an article addressing this specific topic. It's true, they're not charging for the software, but are charge either shipping and/or service charges. So while you're getting the software free, other charges apply . . .
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06 Oct 2009   #10
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

tanstaafl - Need we say more.


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