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Windows 7: Toshiba Upgrade to W7... Free or gimmick?

17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Toshiba Upgrade to W7... Free or gimmick?

We purchased a new laptop after June 26, which gave us information on qualifying for the W7 upgrade when it became available.. Well It didn't say FREE.. but to qualify you have to have bought between certain dates, show computer info.. Show receipts answer yards of question.. Jump hoops.. An no where does it list a price, or ask you to send credit card info, not in email, snailmail, fax etc..

I just got email back asking for my credit card...
We thank you for all the information that you sent to us. However, there is an instance wherein we also need to collect your credit card information in order for us to complete your request for a Windows 7 upgrade kit.

Does not say how much they plan to charge my card.. Have any of you done the toshiba upgrade??

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17 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

The easiest option would be to buy a full retail version for cash. No credit problems and you always have a disc in case of a reinstall.
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

I bought 2 for my other machines at a pre-paid reduced price. I did not for this machine, because I was getting it for free.. I am not paying full price now for a product because I was lied to.. Anyway this version is a DVD also.. If I have to my least used computer will go un-upgraded.. But, I would have paid $49 for it.. Now I wount pay $100 for the same thing.
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17 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

UPDATE: Toshiba SNAFU delays Windows 7 free upgrade to December

You'll get it but it's going to be late.

If you purchased Toshiba's notebook in hope of receiving Windows 7 upgrade, unfortunately we don't have bright news [this time around]. Recently, we purchased a Toshiba Satellite P500 notebook that came with the coupon for a free upgrade to Windows 7. The respected Israeli journalist Eran Badit from contacted us with the sad news that he received an e-mail from Toshiba, stating that he won't be getting Windows 7 on October 22nd, 2009.

A few hours later, we received an e-mail from Toshiba containing absolutely identical text to Eran's forwarded e-mail. This is the content of e-mail that should be circulating around:

"Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for ordering the Toshiba Windows 7 Upgrade pack. Your shipment will contain a Windows 7 DVD, the product key and a free Toshiba driver DVD, containing the latest Windows 7 drivers for your Toshiba PC. Additionally, the driver DVD will guide you through the upgrade process for your convenience. The collection of the driver DVD and the programming of an automatic upgrade process require some more time. Therefore, we will be able to ship your Windows 7 Upgrade at the beginning of December. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to technical reasons it is not possible to ship your Windows 7 Upgrade pack without the driver DVD. As soon as the upgrade pack has been shipped, we will inform you straight away by email.

Kind regards

Your Windows 7 Upgrade Team

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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

Ours is a laptop and I guess the drivers are not delaying it. I did find on their website the word free in regards to the upgrade :

"Where's my upgrade?
If you have already completed an approved application for the free upgrade, your upgrade media will be shipped within 60 days after the general availability date - October 22, 2009 - of Windows 7."

but on pcworld I found this in an article:
6. Free, or "Free?"
When all is said and done, you might still have to open your wallet, due to shipping and handling charges and taxes. Lenovo charges $17.03 for U.S. customers, while Compaq, HP, Sony, and Toshiba charge some users, but not others, according to watchdog Edgar Dworsky of and Acer, Asus, Del,l and Gateway don't charge U.S. customers for the upgrade, unless you believe that time is money

A Free Windows 7 Upgrade Could Cost You - PC World

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