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Windows 7: Window 7 upgrade problem in Mexico


09 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 
Window 7 upgrade problem in Mexico

I am currently running Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) on a Toshiba T135. I would like to upgrade to Professional or Ultimate only for the language pack for English. I live in Mexico, the Toshiba was manufactured for the Latin American Market. I opened Windows Anytime Upgrade, and was informed that the upgrade option was not available in my area and to see a local dealer. Big problem, no local dealer has a boxed upgrade or download available.

I went to Microsoft US asking for help, bascially the reply was "sorry". Of course my IP address shows "Mexico" , even tho' I have a US billing and mailing address, this stops me from downloading from Microsoft.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a work around, short of carrying the laptop to the US?

Thanks in advance for your help. I looked in the forum to see if anyone else had this problem and did not find it. If I missed it, please accept my apologies.

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09 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You could do fresh install of Windows 7 home premium english version using a generic disk available on the web. Google is your friend. Just make sure it is an english language or multi language disk. Then activate with your COA sticker key or retail box/OEM box key (whatever, depending on how your existing Windows 7 version was acquired). You may need to do a phone activation.
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09 May 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loboblanco View Post
I am currently running Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) on a Toshiba T135. I would like to upgrade to Professional or Ultimate only for the language pack for English. I live in Mexico, the Toshiba was manufactured for the Latin American Market. I opened Windows Anytime Upgrade, and was informed that the upgrade option was not available in my area and to see a local dealer. Big problem, no local dealer has a boxed upgrade or download available.

I went to Microsoft US asking for help, bascially the reply was "sorry". Of course my IP address shows "Mexico" , even tho' I have a US billing and mailing address, this stops me from downloading from Microsoft.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a work around, short of carrying the laptop to the US?

Thanks in advance for your help. I looked in the forum to see if anyone else had this problem and did not find it. If I missed it, please accept my apologies.

Strictly to purchase a legal copy of it, you could use a US proxy server.
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12 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 

Thanks to Bill 2 and zigzag 3143 for their help. This would work!
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15 Jan 2012   #5

win 7
 
 
Did you find a solution

Did tou manage to resoleve this? What did you do? I have the same problem...
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