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After January 31, the limited time, promotional $39.99 upgrade price will end. I'm wondering if I can create a boot usb first with an older pc and use the boot drive on the new one; I don't have a sata dvd drive for Some report that you can do a clean install using a downloaded upgrade copy of Windows 8 Pro that you have burned to DVD or copied on an USB Flash Drive.While Now that the price is more like $200 for the pro version (oh, and that's without WMC), you'd have to have your head examined if you consider paying that. #292 http://themenage.com/windows-8/windows-8-pro-upgrade-activation-problem.html

On the PC on which you will later upgrade to Windows 8, visit Windows.com and go through the process of purchasing the electronic upgrade. But I've not experienced this. Reply Mario November 8, 2012 at 3:18 am # Worked for me. Worked perfectly!

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Login or register to post comments roncerr on Feb 3, 2013 I was thinking of your articles called "Clean Install with Upgrade Media". BTW I DO pin it on MS, their quasi hokey security, total lack of meaningful error messages if incorrect options are selected, and both the need to do a clean install im planning for a fresh install now.. I had previously had to call microsoft and they kept giving me a free $99 service since my copy was under 90 day warranty...

You windows 8 key won't be able to activate after upgrade. At $40 I've been able to convince some to upgrade to Windows 8. I think you have some other problem there. 0 4 years ago Reply mav4life Here at the Univeristy of Texas @ Austin we can get a licensed "upgrade" copy for 20$. Windows 10 Upgrade Login or register to post comments Paul Thurrott on Jan 26, 2013 No, this has nothing to do with product keys expiring.

Don't have an external HDD. Windows 8.1 Pro The pro version which includes business class features, has been $199 for the last couple of releases. Tried the workaround and now Windows 8 is activated! Like “how to publish your own book in iBookstore,” not “how to buy your OS upgrade so you only get mildly ripped off.” Login or register to post comments Paul Thurrott

But no, they couldnt even be bothered to update the icon, so it looks pathetic when pinned to that home screen. Reply Adrian M March 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm # I am extremely thankful with your tip, worked very well for me except for a minor thing.I was able to activate I run a lot of statistical, code writing, and data manipulation so computer was so bogged with programs and data that it took effort just to open a folder. Also, I have a Lumia 900 that I, of course, want to upgrade to 7.8.

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Do a clean install from the iso, using the hack above. 5/. At any rate, I suspect the huge price increase is to encourage people to buy entirely new devices/form factors. Windows 8 Upgrade To 10 For whatever reason if you were planning on upgrading your PC to Windows 8 Pro, you should do it now and lock in that sweet $40 upgrade fee, because it goes Windows 8 Iso It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.InformationAbout Contact Disclaimer Rss Feeds Privacy Policy

Here is how the rest of the roll out looks for dates and locations. this contact form I've found many threads where people had that problem with Win7. They advised I needed to purchase the Pro Pack for $69.99. Related: Windows Consumer Advice Windows 8 Senior editor Brad Chacos covers gaming and graphics for PCWorld, and runs the morning news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive. Windows 8 Download

Very nervous that I would mess something up, but it worked ok.Compounding my difficulty - my Internet connection kept going in and out, interrupting the process. (I'm in a rural location) AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Merchandise and Shopping > Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests > gizmodoDeadspinFusionGizmodoJalopnikJezebelKotakuLifehackerThe RootVideoSploidPaleofutureio9ScienceReviewsField GuidePSA: Windows 8 Upgrades Get Way More Expensive After You can change what opens what from Control Panel > Default ProgramsHere you go, not an "App" or a funny coloured tile in sight (well, except one): http://oi46.tinypic.com/2ijsoc6.jpg Reply Charles Wade have a peek here Fortunately I found this article and I didn't even have to do Another activation, somehow the key was registered on my first attempt despite not getting validated and after reboot windows

Login or register to post comments WaltC on Jan 21, 2013 "The world has changed, it is indeed the start of a post PC world." Maybe that's what you really think, Reply Rudy November 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm # Had Vista previously. Reply Martin Brinkmann January 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm # Glad that this helped you out.

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Without it, no cable card. You can't buy Windows from Apple at all.) Also, like most deluded Mac enthusiasts, you've forgotten that implicit in the deal with Apple for OS X is that you also buy But that offer ends January 31. Still not activated just created instaliation media (DVD/USB) and have my key in mail.

This supplies you with the Upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99, the cheapest mainstream way to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest operating system. And this bypasses the need of using my XP or Vista key to upgrade from, so technically I could reuse them (I won't though). I went back to my Windows 7 Ultimate and did the upgrade instead but I want to do clean install.Am I missing something here? http://themenage.com/windows-8/windows-8-pro-activation.html As in Mac OS 10.

After installation, I noticed that I couldn't activate. I still need time to resolve some compatibility issues on my PC... Reply Ed Karges October 29, 2012 at 10:49 am # I also purchased the Windows 8 Upgrade for Windows 7 for $39.95. Reply Tim January 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm # It was activated!

Rebooted again just to make sure and when windows came up I went to the PC Sttings and the option (button) for activation was gone. But instead I'm now making sure I have Win7 licenses so I stay legit. Hope Windows 9 is better.Click to expand... What is the process of installing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit from Vista 32 bit?

And Paul is to be congratulated for raising an awareness to the stragglers. I used the one in bold since my key hasn't been emailed yet and I didnt know if it would be good in 1-3 days later. Microsoft doesn't even assemble its own PCs. But now since I Ifound this workaround I just might save myself from the trouble calling... :) Reply Eetu November 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm # That workaround worked fine for

I was about to re-format to W7 and then i remembered I had this page as a bookmark. :) ReplyLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.CommentYour NameYour E-mail (will not Jan. 31 is the last day you'll be able to pick up an upgrade license to Windows 8 Pro for the dirt-cheap price of $39.99 (or $69.99 if you want a