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how does vista Upgrade coupon that comes with buying new PC work??
2 weeks ago my dad bought a laptop that comes with XP MC and Vista upgrade coupon. How does that upgrade thing work?? Do i need to hand in the XP CD to M$? how much do i have to pay?
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they are (probably) gona charge u $50-$100
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no it's free....

you get an upgrade CD....

Here's the REALLY ****tey part......


Lets say you have to format..... you have to format using the XP cd....then install vista over it.....both with all updates =)

Have fun




btw......they mail you an upgrade dvd/cd when it's launched
    
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no it's free....

you get an upgrade CD....

Here's the REALLY ****tey part......


Lets say you have to format..... you have to format using the XP cd....then install vista over it.....both with all updates =)

Have fun




btw......they mail you an upgrade dvd/cd when it's launched
damn that sucks
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Yeha man. I work for Microsoft so I thought.....well I prolly get Vista for free or something, Even a discount.

No we SURE dont. Not even a company pen lol
    
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Originally Posted by Distraught_Youth View Post
Yeha man. I work for Microsoft so I thought.....well I prolly get Vista for free or something, Even a discount.

No we SURE dont. Not even a company pen lol
And what did you expect from such a monopoly?

Wait..why the hell are you working for them?

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Originally Posted by Distraught_Youth View Post
Here's the REALLY ****tey part......

Lets say you have to format..... you have to format using the XP cd....then install vista over it.....both with all updates =)
Was it always like that or did they change it for Vista? Because I remember my friend wanted to install XP on his rig with an upgrade CD. So I reformatted his drive, booted into the XP installation and then it just asked me to insert an older copy of Windows before it could continue. I put in his old Windows ME CD and it asked for the XP CD to be put back to continue installation.
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