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Microsoft closes Windows 8 upgrade offer loophole

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    Microsoft closes Windows 8 upgrade offer loophole


    Microsoft now asks for a Windows 7 product key if you're trying to get the US$14.99 upgrade offer for Windows 8.

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    If you had been hoping to score an upgrade copy of Windows 8 Pro for cheap, even if you're not eligible for an ongoing upgrade offer, it's too late now.

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    Last edited by Brink; 31 Oct 2012 at 13:20.

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    Like is Microsoft don't know about it since day 1 , Balmer as only 1 objective, to show to the share holder than Windows sell well, wait they see the profits
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    They usually like to leave stuff like this broken to make money whereever they can.
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    Odd... I had to enter the product key when I registered. Then they emailed me a nice discount code.
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    [QUOTE=kizo2703;131920]
    Microsoft now asks for a Windows 7 product key if you're trying to get the US$14.99 upgrade offer for Windows 8.

    Click image for larger version

    If you had been hoping to score an upgrade copy of Windows 8 Pro for cheap, even if you're not eligible for an ongoing upgrade offer, it's too late now.
    That's finally closed! I posted an article on this earlier...
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