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Get Your Free Win64 Upgrade Here ! - 4/25/2005 8:44:53 AM   
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MS has been promising an upgrade path to Win64 for a while.

It is finally here, or more to the point, here. For those who don't want to read it all, there are a lot of asterisks for this almost free upgrade.

You need to have Pro based version, not a Home one, and it had to have come pre-installed on your computer. You lose the original license, and have to format your drive, but they still call it in EULA terms an 'upgrade'. There appears to be no real upgrade.

The page also makes it appear to be a very driver-light release, but I don't have a copy so I can't say for sure. It also does a very un-MS like thing and absolves the OEM of support responsibilities while giving you a single free support call.

All of this costs $12 shipping and handling, $22 if you are out of the US. You can also check out a few more pages here and here.


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RE: Get Your Free Win64 Upgrade Here ! - 4/25/2005 5:46:44 PM   
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I got a free copy from them in the mail a while back, when they were offering, completely registered with Key, how nice of MS to give something free away.


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RE: Get Your Free Win64 Upgrade Here ! - 4/25/2005 6:15:53 PM   
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Its true MP3...M$ is surely improving...a while ago I ordered (just out of couriosity) SP2 Disk...and...almost couldnt believe it....they really sent it totally free... That surely is a very nice move from them ...if only they lowered prices of their products and add better functionality and security to them....and...voilaaaaaaaaaaa...they would surely be nr.1...not just in earnings but also in people's eyes...

Have fun everybody!

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RE: Get Your Free Win64 Upgrade Here ! - 4/25/2005 7:28:30 PM   
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I agree with you very much! They are starting to improve a bit, and actually care about customers... Imagine that.


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RE: Get Your Free Win64 Upgrade Here ! - 4/25/2005 10:37:47 PM   
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Hard to believe.....but true... I hope they will keep on improving in all areas (customers related, safety, reliability, performance...etc..etc...), because they surely have the potential...but they are loosing it when it comes to all their policies, high prices, and neverending line of patching... Instead of working on some new hardcore updating systems (to -as they say- prevent un-original copies of Windows (and other Microsoft products) of being updated in future -- which could never be done sucessfully if someone asks me ), they should rather dedicate more of their time to more friendly relation with buyers, maybe start some action every few months...."All Windows OS's - 50% OFF - 14-18.February Only! - For all lovers out there... Kisses to all, Bill!" - could You imagine seeing that kind of ad? Neither could I...not in this lifetime...

Got to run....party time...ENJOY!

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RE: Get Your Free Win64 Upgrade Here ! - 4/25/2005 10:38:24 PM   
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Hard to believe.....but true... I hope they will keep on improving in all areas (customers related, safety, reliability, performance...etc..etc...), because they surely have the potential...but they are loosing it when it comes to all their policies, high prices, and neverending line of patching... Instead of working on some new hardcore updating systems (to -as they say- prevent un-original copies of Windows (and other Microsoft products) of being updated in future -- which could never be done sucessfully if someone asks me ), they should rather dedicate more of their time to more friendly relation with buyers, maybe start some action every few months...."All Windows OS's - 50% OFF - 14-18.February Only! - For all lovers out there... Kisses to all, Bill!" - could You imagine seeing that kind of ad? Neither could I...not in this lifetime...

Got to run....party time...ENJOY!

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