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TIP : Windows 7 Upgrade (the FREE one) from Dell Available Now
TIP : Windows 7 Upgrade (the FREE one) from Dell Available Now

TIP : Windows 7 Upgrade (the FREE one) from Dell Available Now

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Available to order online now! Not have any notification by email from Dell yet, but ordering is now live.

Only £15 which is much better than the somewhat anticipated upto £25ish.

(For anyone who has brought a Dell computer/laptop recently with the FREE upgrade to Windows 7)

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£15 for a free upgrade?

mod

Hi ---Kate---
I'm sure you haven't explained this properly, but my understanding is that you can get a FREE upgrade for £15.
Wouldn't a free upgrade normally cost £0.00?
I'm a wee bit confused
Andy

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simate;6650462

£15 for a free upgrade?



p&p + handling etc.. etc... Don't think anyone was expecting it to be really free free

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andywedge;6650468

Hi ---Kate---I'm sure you haven't explained this properly, but my … Hi ---Kate---I'm sure you haven't explained this properly, but my understanding is that you can get a FREE upgrade for £15.Wouldn't a free upgrade normally cost £0.00? I'm a wee bit confusedAndy



It's the one that's been advertised as a "free upgrade" when buying the vista laptops recently (like the Inspiron 17 from Carphone Warehouse last week) The £15 covers p&p etc...

Only for certain customers and certain pc's/laptops

Is it not free by way of a download, but £15 + etc, etc, etc if you need a disc? :?

That's what I thought anyway.....

Free means free! I would not pay anything if I wanted Windows 7.

Btw, if your are entitled to an upgrade, you don't need to get your copy from a specific supplier. Your license will cover any upgrade from any source as long as you upgrade to the same version of your original Vista (e.g. Vista Primium to W7 Premium, Vista Ultimate to W7 Ultimate, etc.)

Kate-You know what you mean,and I know what you mean.
And yes £15, is better than anticipated.
Sorry to say,this deal won't get hot.

simate;6650462

£15 for a free upgrade?


Twice as free for £30 ;-)

Relievo;6650576

Twice as free for £30 ;-)



Lol.

Well, I'm thanking you for the info, and am quite pleased the "free" one is ONLY £15. I think Toshiba are charging £28.

Bought a Dell laptop from Carphone Warehouse last week that offered a free upgrade to Win 7 - now I see it's £15 not free!

I have already lodged a complaint with CPW.

If they do not provide me with a free upgrade or agree to reimburse me the £15, then it will be a simple matter of misleading advertising to be dealt with by my Local Trading Standards Office.

At the point of sale, their web site indicated NO cost! I have the screenshots. Indeed they still claim it's free ...

carphonewarehouse.com/new…ews

Only if you bothered to click on the Microsoft "How to Upgrade" link and traversed several FAQ links is there any indication of possible cost.

You are asked to click through to your specific PC Vendor site..

When you finally land on the DELL page it also repeats the coy mantra of only possible cost - it's only when you register with DELL and bother to proactively log on your account that you find out the truth - that it's going to cost you £15!

Unfortunately for CPW - they did not indicate this cost or any possibility of cost at the point of sale.

Peeved when the default location in the upgrade order sytem is USA and the cost is $0.00. However as soon as you change that to UK you are presented with a cost of £15 per upgrade! Does anyone know whether one upgrade can be used on a number of identical systems (ie the CPW offer)?

I doubt it as the new upgrade will most likely come with a new Product Key as they did last time with the Vista updates.


Martin

Anyone know if this "free" upgrade could be installed on a different PC to the one that qualified for the upgrade?

It would be another Dell PC, just not the same one.

Beddie;6651873

Anyone know if this "free" upgrade could be installed on a different PC … Anyone know if this "free" upgrade could be installed on a different PC to the one that qualified for the upgrade?It would be another Dell PC, just not the same one.



Think you have to have Windows Vista on the system already to upgrade, but don't see why you couldn't.

Has anyone actually been able to order yet, I keep trying but get an error.

If you have a friend in the US then you can get it shipped for free to them - this is very useful if you have registered multiple service tags (like I have) as it will cost you £15 for every PC. I have successfully completed my order which is shipping to the US - there may be a delay for other countries.

- Simon.

Original Poster

Wow, it got pretty cold in here! :w00t:

Nevermind, it was really only a tip so anyone awake late last night could get their order in early & be nearer the front of the queue. :roll:

---Kate---;6653113

Wow, it got pretty cold in here! :w00t:Nevermind, it was really only a … Wow, it got pretty cold in here! :w00t:Nevermind, it was really only a tip so anyone awake late last night could get their order in early & be nearer the front of the queue. :roll:



Appreciated. £15 is acceptable IMHO, so I've ordere and gave it heat which has been well and truely extinguished!

I'll rep you instead!

WalterSmith;6653185

Appreciated. £15 is acceptable IMHO, so I've ordere and gave it heat … Appreciated. £15 is acceptable IMHO, so I've ordere and gave it heat which has been well and truely extinguished!I'll rep you instead!


Any change is damn well NOT acceptable. Free means free, not an excuse to make some extra coin.They can include the disk in the next junk mailing they decide to send me.

BTW Watchdog is at bbc.co.uk/wat…og/ and I get the feeling they would love to give these spives a hard time for trying to charge for 'free'.

On another note - I registered for mine but it only gave me the option for the 64 bit edition - which I don't want... what is that all about???

thedraper;6659125

On another note - I registered for mine but it only gave me the option … On another note - I registered for mine but it only gave me the option for the 64 bit edition - which I don't want... what is that all about???



Is that because you have the Vista 64 bit edition already?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit English £0.00
Subtotal £0.00
Shipping & Handling £13.35
Taxes £1.65
Total £15.00

That is why it is strange - PC has Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit not 64 bit - I have emailed them but no reply!

Ordered mine -Thanks. And technically FREE thanks to Quidco!

chrisdoran;6672234

Ordered mine -Thanks. And technically FREE thanks to Quidco!



It amazes me how the Brit consumer manages to convince himself thing like this are free, when they are not.

Face it - you've paid £15 !

Our friends in the US pay [COLOR="Red"]nothing[/COLOR] !

It won't recognise either of the 2 service tag numbers from the 2 studio 1555's I bought

I've got 8 of these upgrades on the way... but 4 of my clients do not want to upgrade, will I be able to upgrade other dell machines with the spare ones, or are they locked to the Service tag numbers I registered??

TheCaptain;6713772

I've got 8 of these upgrades on the way... but 4 of my clients do not … I've got 8 of these upgrades on the way... but 4 of my clients do not want to upgrade, will I be able to upgrade other dell machines with the spare ones, or are they locked to the Service tag numbers I registered??



Only if the BIOS has SLIC 2.1. Google it if you've never heard of it.

And Dell arn't shipping these till mid november as I found out
Sent Dell and email and they said it was per microsoft to ship mid november.

Just checked my order status and it's not shipping until the 12th January! I'm furious - I'm paying a £15 shipping charge so they can send me a disk, I'd expect same day delivery for that price but it's going to take 3 months!

EDIT: My mistake, they used the American date so its the 1st December! I still feel cheated though!

If I have more than 1 machine with Windows 7, and therefore already have the media, all I need is a KEY which can be delivered electronically.

So where's the justifaction for a £15 fee.
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