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Vince53

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I have tried to install WIndows 8 Pro upgrade for $39.99 onto my legal copy of Windows 7. The price is over $500, even though I checked the upgrade box. Can somebody help me?
 

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ash30000

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Hi Vince
Are you trying to upgrade over the internet or have you purchased the upgrade disk?
Ashley
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
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    Built it myself
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo OC to 3.2GHZ
    Motherboard
    G41M-ES2L
    Memory
    4.0GB Corsair XMS 2
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    Nvidia GTX 260 OC extreme Edition
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    AOC e2343f 23 Inch LED
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    750GB
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FuturDreamz

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Where are you getting the upgrade?
The $40 promo only works when you download the upgrade advisor directly from Microsoft.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Tansformer Book Flip TP500LN
    CPU
    Intel i5-4210U
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 840M
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    15" Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
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    1TB Hybrid
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    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

MikeFromHC

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Groan, I figured it out. The price is in pesos. I live in Mexico, remember? Now I've got to fight with MS to get them to charge me in US dollars.

A bit OT but many years ago in a Chico, California Denny's the manager received a bunch of menus printed in English but with pesos for the amounts.
For about a week he had great fun handing the menus to customers he knew.
 

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  • OS
    Win 8 release canadate

ivy8

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That price is correct. 500 pesos = $38 or so.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
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    Self built
    CPU
    Intel i3 3220 @ 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte H77M-D3H
    Memory
    Kingston Value RAM - 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CAS 9
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    Onboard Intel 2500
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA 2021
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    Benq G2420 24" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 256GB 830 SSD
    1 x Seagate 7200.12 500GB
    1 x Western Digital 3TB EZRX
    PSU
    Corsair CX 430 v2
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    HAF 912 Advanced
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    Stock - 1 x 12cm, 2 x 20cm
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    Microsoft Basic Wired 600
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    Combo with keyboard

bobkn

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Groan, I figured it out. The price is in pesos. I live in Mexico, remember? Now I've got to fight with MS to get them to charge me in US dollars.

Good luck with that. I get the feeling that the "Upgrade Assistant" process lacks flexibility.
 

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  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable

FuturDreamz

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Try Paypal. It converts currencies and now the server shouldn't be overloaded so it'll go through fine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Tansformer Book Flip TP500LN
    CPU
    Intel i5-4210U
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 840M
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    1TB Hybrid
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

ivy8

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I am successfully running Windows 8 Pro right now. My credit card company confirms that $3.61 was added to the price due to currency exchange.

You should get a better credit card. I have no foreign transaction fees or currency exchange fees.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    Intel i3 3220 @ 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte H77M-D3H
    Memory
    Kingston Value RAM - 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CAS 9
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard Intel 2500
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA 2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq G2420 24" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 256GB 830 SSD
    1 x Seagate 7200.12 500GB
    1 x Western Digital 3TB EZRX
    PSU
    Corsair CX 430 v2
    Case
    HAF 912 Advanced
    Cooling
    Stock - 1 x 12cm, 2 x 20cm
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Basic Wired 600
    Mouse
    Combo with keyboard

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