Windows 7 Free to Windows Vista Users? 19 replies

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Zedo Mann

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#1 9 years ago

My fellow FileFronts. I want your help. I saw this page and really wanted to make sure it's true, so I decided to post here and ask you to tell me or try it yourself.

To Try it Yourself:

Spoiler: Show

Required Materials:

  • ♦ Your Windows Vista Product Key (found on your Windows Vista packaging or else on a sticker on your computer) ♦ Internet Connection and Internet Browser (but you have those if you're reading this)
The Procedure:
  • 1. Go to this Page:
http://tr.im/Win7UpgOpt (It was found on the first FAQ) 2. Enter your Windows Vista Product Key in the Box and click the "Continue" Button 3. When asked, click your Version of Windows Vista (Ultimate, Home Premium, or Business) 4. Windows 7 Should cost $0.00 for you.

I would assume Goody would know more about this since he seems to be keeping us at TEG up to date on Windows 7.




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#2 9 years ago

Not free for all Vista users...

Purchase a qualifying version* of a Windows Vista retail packaged product from your favorite retailer between June 26, 2009 and January 31, 2010.



Zedo Mann

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#3 9 years ago
Ensign Riles;4945711Not free for all Vista users...

Why can I enter my Windows Vista Product Key in and it says Windows 7 will cost nothing (+shipping and handling) for me?




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#4 9 years ago

The site just tells me "You must have cookies enabled in your browser".

FireFox and IE8, and cookies are enabled.




*Daedalus

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#5 9 years ago

Zamamee;4945735The site just tells me "You must have cookies enabled in your browser".

FireFox and IE8, and cookies are enabled.

Same here.




*The.Doctor

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#6 9 years ago

Why don't you just download the release candidate, use that till it expires, and use that time to save up money for 7 retail?




Kilobyte

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#7 9 years ago
Required Proofs Of Purchase: You will be required to provide the following proofs of purchase to redeem your upgrade: (1) the 25 character Product Key, including dashes, from your Windows Vista product, located on the inside panel of your product box and (2) a copy of your dated sales receipt that clearly shows the name of the store where you acquired your product.

It says you can get a free upgrade, because it did not check the date your license key was validated.

Therefore, it is entirely possible that you purchased that copy of Windows Vista, after June 26. Only you know the truth.

All the checker does, is see if your copy of Vista is a qualifying edition. Meaning not a Pre-Service Pack 1, or a Starter Edition, or other non-qualifying edition.

Also, do you have the Ultimate Edition? Or Home Premium? I would be interested in what the results would be for a Home Basic edition key.

- Side Note: I am concerned as to the authenticity of the site linked to. It is also possible that the page listed was put up to capture CD-Keys for illegal use. To what extent that would work, I am not sure... I did discover this page. https://om2.one.microsoft.com/opa/Validation.aspx?StoreID=127971aa-ac70-438f-9304-4bd05de66415&LocaleCode=en-us




Zedo Mann

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#8 9 years ago
The_Daedalus;4945743

Zamamee;4945735The site just tells me "You must have cookies enabled in your browser".

FireFox and IE8, and cookies are enabled.[/QUOTE] Same here.[/QUOTE] Sounds like you have some problems with your browser.

[QUOTE=*The.Doctor;4945754]Why don't you just download the release candidate, use that till it expires, and use that time to save up money for 7 retail?

...because getting it for free (or $9.99) would be better than having to save money for it :deal:

[QUOTE=Monster_user;4945755]It says you can get a free upgrade, because it did not check the date your license key was validated.

Therefore, it is entirely possible that you purchased that copy of Windows Vista, after June 26. Only you know the truth.

All the checker does, is see if your copy of Vista is a qualifying edition. Meaning not a Pre-Service Pack 1, or a Starter Edition, or other non-qualifying edition.

Also, do you have the Ultimate Edition? Or Home Premium? I would be interested in what the results would be for a Home Basic edition key.

- Side Note: I am concerned as to the authenticity of the site linked to. It is also possible that the page listed was put up to capture CD-Keys for illegal use. To what extent that would work, I am not sure... I did discover this page. https://om2.one.microsoft.com/opa/Validation.aspx?StoreID=127971aa-ac70-438f-9304-4bd05de66415&LocaleCode=en-us

I have Home Premium and the site you posted there is the same one as I linked above. (and I don't think Microsoft would have a Phishing site linked within their own site...)




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#9 9 years ago

Whoa cool! I put in my old vista key and it also says I can get windows 7 free! Awesome lol, windows 7 here I come...




Kilobyte

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#10 9 years ago
Zedo Mann;4945756Sounds like you have some problems with your browser.

No, the issues is that they clicked on your Twitter Trimmed "Tr.Im" link, rather than browsing through the faqs on the Microsoft Website.




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