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W8 Upgrade for GBP 14.99


SillBill
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Since I bought a new desktop in December with (my preferred OS) W7 preinstalled I took the option to register for the £14.99 upgrade to W8 particularly because it did not need to be installed on the new Comp. but could be installed on any computer with a legitimate copy of Windows. Now I read that it has to be downloaded to the machine on which you wish to run it but I don't really want to run it on either at present.

My question is, is this an ISO file download of 2GB which can be burned to a DVD for later installation or can it only be run and installed when downloaded?

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SillBill

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Thanks, Batch, you have convinced me - I DON'T WANT W8!!

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onthelimit1

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I keep getting phone calls asking me if there is a way to make W8 look like W7. There are freebies, but I'll stick to W7 for as long as I can (OK, I'm a Luddite!).

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SillBill

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Thanks Jock1e, the classicshell might make me change my mind!

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BRYNIT

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From what I read of the T & C

You must purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 to be eligible for this offer.

The last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is 28 February 2013 this does not relate to the installation or activation of Win8.

If you registering/ordering Win8 on the 28/02/13 late evening you would have to wait for the confirmation email activation number and the link to download the file which could take a few minutes/hours and may even be the next day.

I cannot see an info saying you have to install and activate win8 by the 28/02/13

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