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Windows 7 Upgrade now available £15.00 @ Dell
Windows 7 Upgrade now  available  £15.00 @ Dell

Windows 7 Upgrade now available £15.00 @ Dell

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Dell are now taking order for your windows 7 upgrade
Go to this page and login

win7.dell.com/Log…spx

Just like those of us who ordered the dell Inspiron 17 - Pentium Dual-Core Laptop did
Once loged in you can pay for your upgrade disc £15.00
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Thanks

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So is this open to everyone?

Thanks for the info. I've just ordered my copies. I feel £15 is a bit steep though for P&P.

Original Poster

All those that got a pc/Laptop with the free upgrade included i think
Free HA HA £15.00 shipping.not so free but not to bad

The £15 price is for everyone who bought a Dell laptop/computer with the "free" Windows 7 upgrade.

It really winds me up when companies do this. Yes, they did say there may be P&P etc., but they must know whay they are going to charge in advance, so to call it free when there is no possible option to get it for free is just a big con.

Monkey nuts 2;6646465

So is this open to everyone?



of course not just for people who bought a new computer from dell in last few months

Surely this is a crap deal if it was advertised as "free" ?

callum9999;6646519

The £15 price is for everyone who bought a Dell laptop/computer with the … The £15 price is for everyone who bought a Dell laptop/computer with the "free" Windows 7 upgrade.It really winds me up when companies do this. Yes, they did say there may be P&P etc., but they must know whay they are going to charge in advance, so to call it free when there is no possible option to get it for free is just a big con.



+1

jamstaruk1972;6646524

of course not just for people who bought a new computer from dell in last … of course not just for people who bought a new computer from dell in last few months



Wasn't clear from first post and we all like a gltch on these websites. :-D

I dont mind a nominal fee, say £4 odd for the DVD, but I've just had to pay £30 for 2 PCs, so really they are taking the p1$$.

tamoil;6646597

+1



I sent a complaint email to them asking for an explanation and saying I'm "weighing up my legal options".

I can't be bothered to take any legal actions over a sum so small (if I would actually have a decent case anyway), but it's worth a shot!

thanks for the heads up I did order the Dell and pre registered for Windows 7......hate waiting for things like this so cheers :thumbsup:

£22 from hp and still have a date of 6/11/09 for delivery!!!!

Thanks for the heads up, repped.

Bargain. We reckoned it would cost more so £15 ain't that bad.

What to do with the Vista, does it get invalidated or can it be transferred to another PC?

Rip Off britain... The free upgrade is .... FREE in USA..

Original Poster

I hope as i have 1 laptop and 1 desktop both dell and both can handle this upgrage if i can install on doth as prob no serial number with most dell discs

Interesting "Taxes" calculation as well.

From win7.dell.com/FAQ…spx ...

Will I be charged for tax, shipping and handling?

For certain regions, there will be a fee for the upgrade to cover tax, shipping and handling charges. Select countries will be offering the upgrade for free. The fee charged will vary by country and will be confirmed at the time you place your order. These fees are non-refundable.

The good folks in the US pay nothing !!!!

This is pure profiteering by all the PC vendors where they can get away with it!

It stinks !!!!!!!!

Cheers for the heads up......i too though it'd be more than £15 - though still doesn't make it right...

I will be well p**sed off if I have to pay £15 for a FREE upgrade!

Considering that Microsoft charge £8 to send you a Vista x64 DVD for owners of retail versions that only came with a 32 bit disc this does seem excessively high for what in affect is a similar type of item.

What bull****, knew it was gonna happen though, that's why ya wait until they start shipping with it

Useful Post - though when it will arrive in current circumstances is open to question.

thats why people downloading it for free via torrents,etc,goddam Dell and the other conmen

You should be grateful they even offer this upgrade program in the first place.

I purchased the Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop from CPW last week on the basis that the Windows 7 upgrade would be free. I now see that I will be required to pay £15.

The CPW website clearly stated the upgrade would be free - I have screenshots.

If I am required to pay £15 - then it is not free and I will be contacting
my Local Trading Standards Office to present them with the evidence of
false advertising.

I've already emailed CPW and await their response.

deathtrap3000;6648197

You should be grateful they even offer this upgrade program in the first … You should be grateful they even offer this upgrade program in the first place.



+1

deathtrap3000;6648197

You should be grateful they even offer this upgrade program in the first … You should be grateful they even offer this upgrade program in the first place.


They don’t do it out of the kindness of their hearts but to stop people from delaying purchases prior to the release of a new version of Windows which would be inconvenient for the vendors. Judging by the high cost they are making a profit as well so it’s a double gain for them but it’s a good service for users as well if the price is right. It’s a shame the vendors didn’t have the sense to say in advance what the shipping and handling charge would be.

Just Went To Site Registered Details Said I Was Eligible And Then Asked Language I Prefer Then Nothing. Did This Happen To Anyone Else.

Agharta;6648560

They don’t do it out of the kindness of their hearts but to stop people f … They don’t do it out of the kindness of their hearts but to stop people from delaying purchases prior to the release of a new version of Windows which would be inconvenient for the vendors. Judging by the high cost they are making a profit as well so it’s a double gain for them but it’s a good service for users as well if the price is right. It’s a shame the vendors didn’t have the sense to say in advance what the shipping and handling charge would be.



Yes thats true, but they still didnt have to offer it. So you should be happy they did.

deathtrap3000;6648671

Yes thats true, but they still didnt have to offer it. So you should be … Yes thats true, but they still didnt have to offer it. So you should be happy they did.


As I said above I think it’s a good service for users but if vendors get greedy and are perceived to be overcharging and lack transparency by not stating the actual cost of a FREE upgrade it undermines the process and creates bad will which is what we are seeing here.

deathtrap3000;6648671

Yes thats true, but they still didnt have to offer it. So you should be … Yes thats true, but they still didnt have to offer it. So you should be happy they did.



Spoken like a true Brit Consumer who likes to have his nose rubbed in it!

Dell cannot get away with charging a fee to it's US customers because they stand up for themselves.

Ripped-off Britain is alive and well - with attitudes like yours!

grumpyone;6649046

Spoken like a true Brit Consumer who likes to have his nose rubbed in … Spoken like a true Brit Consumer who likes to have his nose rubbed in it!Dell cannot get away with charging a fee to it's US customers because they stand up for themselves. Ripped-off Britain is alive and well - with attitudes like yours!



Actually, im only saying it cos I didnt get ripped off.

If I had bought a new comp with a free win 7 upgrade labelled all over it and then got home to find there is a £15 charge for delivery I wouldn't be very happy.

deathtrap3000;6648671

Yes thats true, but they still didnt have to offer it. So you should be … Yes thats true, but they still didnt have to offer it. So you should be happy they did.



They kinda did have to offer it otherwise they would have lost thousands of pounds in sales - hence why they do offer it...

would imagine if you have multiple pcs there should only be a need to order 1 disk, worth a shot for some

callum9999;6649182

They kinda did have to offer it otherwise they would have lost thousands … They kinda did have to offer it otherwise they would have lost thousands of pounds in sales - hence why they do offer it...



Its not that they would have lost sales, but sales would have slowed until release. And its better for business to have a steady income instead of a dip.

You think you have it bad? Toshiba is charging £27.90 for this!!!

Free is never FREE nowadays, you end up paying for it one way or the other.

maddogb;6649214

would imagine if you have multiple pcs there should only be a need to … would imagine if you have multiple pcs there should only be a need to order 1 disk, worth a shot for some


That is usually the case as we’re talking about BIOS locked OEM versions here.
Although you can’t use one Dell disc with every model that Dell make. I found out by using my Vostro laptop disc in an XPS laptop and it installed but a few days later I got the message that it wasn’t a legit version of XP. Out of curiosity I installed it on a Vostro desktop and that was fine. So maybe the discs are linked to one range of machines?

deathtrap3000;6649173

Actually, im only saying it cos I didnt get ripped off. If I had bought a … Actually, im only saying it cos I didnt get ripped off. If I had bought a new comp with a free win 7 upgrade labelled all over it and then got home to find there is a £15 charge for delivery I wouldn't be very happy.



I can't be the only one that read that and thought 'pillock'.

This is a total rip off, I can't believe they are charging £15 to post a supposedly free upgrade and since when was free stuff taxed? I think everyone affected by this should call dell to complain and contact trading standards.

OriginalSHare;6650427

I can't be the only one that read that and thought 'pillock'.This is a … I can't be the only one that read that and thought 'pillock'.This is a total rip off, I can't believe they are charging £15 to post a supposedly free upgrade and since when was free stuff taxed? I think everyone affected by this should call dell to complain and contact trading standards.



You might be surprised to know, but this isnt America, and things get taxed differently. And yes you are the only one who thinks like a pillock.

Also if you read a bit closer, you will see I never said it wasnt a ripoff, but that you should be grateful you are even offered it in the first place. Its not like you have to upgrade...
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