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Topic # 103532 9-Jun-2012 15:25 Send private message

I noticed a retailer offering this deal, however I can't find anyone selling just the OEM software that will qualify for this. Anyone know if buying OEM windows pro software when building your own PC would qualify for this deal?

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  Reply # 641563 15-Jun-2012 18:50 Send private message

I still haven't managed to get a conclusive answer from PC retailers on this. One said I needed to buy a prebuilt PC, which they had to preinstall the OS on. Another said it can apply a cusom built PC, but all the components have to be purhased from the same retailer,and just to keep the receipt. Another said you need to get a special voucher with the OS. Really confusing, and MS's own FAQs on their windows 8 upgrade website at http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/ doesn't have any mention of this. Apprently on the MS website, you need to buy a new PC within the promotional period with a valid windows 7 OEM COA. But it says windows 7 is to be 'preinstalled'.
I think I will be ok just to buy an OEM copy of windows along with all the computer components to build the new PC, as long as I can prove it, but it is a little difficult to be 100% sure.Perhaps they don't think consumers build their own PCs these days.

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  Reply # 641675 15-Jun-2012 22:42 Send private message

Well, I just checked the OEM system builder site, and that is equally unhelpful. However the consumer site does say you have to provide details of the retailer or manufacturer you purchased your new PC from, and combined with mention of "preinstalled" I would assume that you must actually buy a PC, and that you cannot just buy the parts.



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  Reply # 641682 15-Jun-2012 23:07 Send private message

Kyanar: Well, I just checked the OEM system builder site, and that is equally unhelpful. However the consumer site does say you have to provide details of the retailer or manufacturer you purchased your new PC from, and combined with mention of "preinstalled" I would assume that you must actually buy a PC, and that you cannot just buy the parts.


Thanks. The preintalled thing is probably where microsoft would get you. However they wouldn't really know if it was preinstalled or not, as long as you can supply the invoice showing that the computer parts and OEM software was purchased at that particualr time. Apparently OEM versions of windows OS can only be sold with a new PC anyway.

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  Reply # 642330 18-Jun-2012 08:10 Send private message

i am checking up and will reply back with an answer shortly

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  Reply # 642331 18-Jun-2012 08:18 Send private message

Unless it meets these conditions, it would not qualify:

Eligibility Details
The offer is for customers (e.g. Home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:
? Windows 7 Home Basic;
? Windows 7 Home Premium;
? Windows 7 Professional; or
? Windows 7 Ultimate.
The promotional price is limited to one upgrade offer per PC purchased, and a maximum limit of five upgrade offers per customer.

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  Reply # 642533 18-Jun-2012 13:55 Send private message

nathan: Unless it meets these conditions, it would not qualify:

Eligibility Details
The offer is for customers (e.g. Home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:
? Windows 7 Home Basic;
? Windows 7 Home Premium;
? Windows 7 Professional; or
? Windows 7 Ultimate.
The promotional price is limited to one upgrade offer per PC purchased, and a maximum limit of five upgrade offers per customer.


That's what the website says too... so I'd assume that flat out excludes purchasing the PC components and Windows 7 OEM and assembling it yourself?  That's my interpretation.... but you guys obvious know best ;)

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  Reply # 675028 21-Aug-2012 11:17 Send private message

The Windows 8 upgrade offer NZ$19.99 just came live now.




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  Reply # 675067 21-Aug-2012 12:38 Send private message

Will the offer mentioned in the other, now locked, thread (upgrade for $40 if you're currently running XP\vista\W7) still apply or has the $20 offer only on "qualifying purchases" replaced it?

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  Reply # 675125 21-Aug-2012 14:51 Send private message

The $20 is the only offer available.






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  Reply # 675129 21-Aug-2012 14:57 Send private message

I am just wondering about how much checking is done. I do qualify as I purchased a new PC within that period with windows Pro. But filling in the form, you don't really have to fill in too much, to identify that you did infact purchase a PC, and between the dates specified . Apparently mine has now been approved. Perhaps they are relying on peoples honesty, or perhaps there is further checking done later one.

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  Reply # 675134 21-Aug-2012 15:02 Send private message

freitasm: The $20 is the only offer available.

I believe that Microsoft still intends to make the other offer available once Windows 8 is released to consumers.

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Reply # 675550 22-Aug-2012 17:13 Send private message

I see MS NZ are showing the $19.99 NZD upgrade for Windows 7 PC's purchased between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013:

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-NZ

But no mention of the 'cheap' $40-$50 general upgrade from XP, Vista, 7 (prior to 2nd June 2012).

Stuff.co.nz mentioned a $49.99 offering for the upgrade today but quickly amended their article. PC World NZ also mentioned something similar back in July:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7524489/Microsoft-accepts-orders-for-Windows-8

http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/news/microsoft-shares-upgrade-details-for-windows-8

MS shifting the goal posts?... they have got to have one of the best marketing / media relations departments in the Tech world.




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  Reply # 675552 22-Aug-2012 17:16 Send private message

pryannz: I see MS NZ are showing the $19.99 NZD upgrade for Windows 7 PC's purchased between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013:

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-NZ

But no mention of the 'cheap' $40-$50 general upgrade from XP, Vista, 7 (prior to 2nd June 2012).

Stuff.co.nz mentioned a $49.99 offering for the upgrade today but quickly amended their article. PC World NZ also mentioned something similar back in July:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7524489/Microsoft-accepts-orders-for-Windows-8

http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/news/microsoft-shares-upgrade-details-for-windows-8

MS shifting the goal posts?... they have got to have one of the best marketing / media relations departments in the Tech world.



No, this is something totally different. The other one isn't yet available.

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  Reply # 675619 22-Aug-2012 19:52 Send private message

Cheers. Lets hope the 'promotional pricing' hits NZ shores

http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/21/3257406/windows-8-pro-price-upgrade-price

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  Reply # 675620 22-Aug-2012 19:59 Send private message

pryannz: I see MS NZ are showing the $19.99 NZD upgrade for Windows 7 PC's purchased between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013:

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-NZ

But no mention of the 'cheap' $40-$50 general upgrade from XP, Vista, 7 (prior to 2nd June 2012).

Stuff.co.nz mentioned a $49.99 offering for the upgrade today but quickly amended their article. PC World NZ also mentioned something similar back in July:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7524489/Microsoft-accepts-orders-for-Windows-8

http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/news/microsoft-shares-upgrade-details-for-windows-8

MS shifting the goal posts?... they have got to have one of the best marketing / media relations departments in the Tech world.



shifting goal posts?


The upgrade offer for existing XP, and 7 users to Windows 8 Professional with Media Center key is coming to New Zealand at launch

we don't have anything to announce quite yet on pricing though.  The US price has been announced as US$39.99

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