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I'm glad the mods locked the thread, it should have been done sooner.
It is unfortunate that the thread even existed, or so many people were dishonest enough to take advantage of the situation.
The Win8 upgrade promotion was only intended for people who bought a new complete PC after a certain date this year.
Everyone who lied to obtain a cheap copy of Win8 has committed fraud.
Ethically fraud is on the same level as outright theft.
As an indicator of an individuals character, I find fraud to be worse than simple theft, because it involves lying to commit what is essentially theft.
And no, the facts that it is defrauding Micro$loth, and that the web forms have inadequate protections against fraud, don't make it OK, or even remotely acceptable, to lie to steal a copy of Win8.

That what it was? Nevermind becasue I want to upgrade my wife's laptop from Vista and it does not qualify. Paid the $40 from MS already. Downloading now. Hope she likes it.

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Creeper.
 
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Creeper.

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That what it was?

Yeah, it was taking advantage of a $25 off promotion code that doesn't have adequate eligibility verification.
I woke up a bit grumpy this morning, so am probably overreacting a little.
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Nevermind becasue I want to upgrade my wife's laptop from Vista and it does not qualify. Paid the $40 from MS already. Downloading now. Hope she likes it.

Keep us posted on how that goes.
I've got a flip screen convertible notebook that I'm thinking of spending the $40 to upgrade from Vista to Win8.
I'm hoping that Win8 will give me a bit of a performance boost, especially when it comes to boot up time.
I need to do some research to be sure there are drivers that will work in Win8 for the touch screen.

I only use it occasionally for work, but I like to use it in tablet mode when I do, and Vista's support for tablet mode kinda sucks.
I never upgraded to Win7 because it's tablet mode support is just as sucky as Vista's.
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I'm glad the mods locked the thread, it should have been done sooner.
It is unfortunate that the thread even existed, or so many people were dishonest enough to take advantage of the situation.
The Win8 upgrade promotion was only intended for people who bought a new complete PC after a certain date this year.
Everyone who lied to obtain a cheap copy of Win8 has committed fraud.
Ethically fraud is on the same level as outright theft.
As an indicator of an individuals character, I find fraud to be worse than simple theft, because it involves lying to commit what is essentially theft.
And no, the facts that it is defrauding Micro$loth, and that the web forms have inadequate protections against fraud, don't make it OK, or even remotely acceptable, to lie to steal a copy of Win8.

I bought a laptop off Newegg in the beginning of October. thumb.gif

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Just traded my 7950 for a 590 on marketplace, sent my card. Upon receiving it, guy said he'd send me the 590 thumb.gif Think I can get some decent PPD with a 590 classy? rolleyes.gif
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Just traded my 7950 for a 590 on marketplace, sent my card. Upon receiving it, guy said he'd send me the 590 thumb.gif Think I can get some decent PPD with a 590 classy? rolleyes.gif

If you don't blow the VRM's first tongue.gif
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Just traded my 7950 for a 590 on marketplace, sent my card. Upon receiving it, guy said he'd send me the 590 thumb.gif Think I can get some decent PPD with a 590 classy? rolleyes.gif

About 50k PPD depending on the clocks and unit?
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Just traded my 7950 for a 590 on marketplace, sent my card. Upon receiving it, guy said he'd send me the 590 thumb.gif Think I can get some decent PPD with a 590 classy? rolleyes.gif

You are going to need a better cooler on that thing if you want to get a high OC on it.

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