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Topic # 111746 13-Nov-2012 19:06
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I have just taken delivery of a Samsung ATIV Win 8 tablet / PC.
Awesome machine. I have gone to Microsoft.co.nz and tried to download Win 8 Pro and I get the message "Sorry, Win 8 isn't available for online purchase in the country / region you're in"

What the hecks up with that ??

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  Reply # 716626 13-Nov-2012 19:14
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What's the actual url that you're using to download from?



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  Reply # 716629 13-Nov-2012 19:18
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tigercorp: What's the actual url that you're using to download from?


windows.microsoft.com/en.NZ/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_DIS_shopHP_FPP_Light

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 716636 13-Nov-2012 19:23
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Works fine for me testing it on a couple of different connections. Your actual link above doesn't work but when I go to the page and click download it downloads the upgrade assistant app fine.

What ISP are you using and more importantly are you using your ISP's DNS servers?



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  Reply # 716641 13-Nov-2012 19:31
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sbiddle: Works fine for me testing it on a couple of different connections. Your actual link above doesn't work but when I go to the page and click download it downloads the upgrade assistant app fine.

What ISP are you using and more importantly are you using your ISP's DNS servers?


I'm with Orcon.

The link above is copied from my Chrome address bar (?)

I get the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, it checks the apps and devices for compatabilty and when I hit next,that's when I get the message.


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  Reply # 716659 13-Nov-2012 20:02
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slliwgd:
sbiddle: Works fine for me testing it on a couple of different connections. Your actual link above doesn't work but when I go to the page and click download it downloads the upgrade assistant app fine.

What ISP are you using and more importantly are you using your ISP's DNS servers?


I'm with Orcon.

The link above is copied from my Chrome address bar (?)

I get the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, it checks the apps and devices for compatabilty and when I hit next,that's when I get the message.



I'm on Orcon and  it went fine after the upgrade assistant.  I declined the install though..




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  Reply # 717523 15-Nov-2012 10:06
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I had the same message the other day.

I wasnt really paying attention as I shouldve been cooking the tea ! But Ill be trying it later today, Ill let you know how I get on.


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  Reply # 717542 15-Nov-2012 10:30
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slliwgd: I have just taken delivery of a Samsung ATIV Win 8 tablet / PC.
Awesome machine. I have gone to Microsoft.co.nz and tried to download Win 8 Pro and I get the message "Sorry, Win 8 isn't available for online purchase in the country / region you're in"

What the hecks up with that ??


Try setting the compatibility to WinXP SP 3 in the properties tab.

I had the same prob going from the consumer preview to Win8 Pro and this fixed it for me. Hope that helps.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/my-region-is-available-for-online-purchase-but/e1349bc6-ce6e-43c8-9345-64d74a99e6a2




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  Reply # 717567 15-Nov-2012 10:51
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I got it sorted by going to .... Control Panel > System > and at the top of screen it gives you the option to add features. From there you can upgrade no problems.

Thanks for the suggestions team.

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