Windows XP64 Advancement Program

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ming, May 26, 2005.

  1. ming

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    Sticky please.

    It seems that Microsoft has opened up x64 upgrades on their latest operating system, Windows XP 64-bit.


    https://microsoft.productorder.com/clientx64/default.aspx
     
  2. NetRyder

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  3. ming

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    ahhh booo.. thanks.. you may slap me and delete this thread then. :D
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    we'll leave the thread, it's a good reminder, but you still get slapped...
     
  5. Electronic Punk

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    Is only for OEMs sadly, easy enough to get a copy somehow.
    I have 3 different copies from 3 different legitimate sources now and that doesn't include buying a copy. ( http://www.over-clock.co.uk for example)
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Are you sure about that?
    Sounds like retail versions are eligible too. :)
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    they allowed my oem windows home for my upgrade
     
  8. ming

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    Slaps EP
    *running like hell* :p
     
  9. Electronic Punk

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    In order to be eligible to receive Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, your computer must have been ordered or built between March 31, 2003 and July 31, 2005 and must contian an x64 processor.

    How can that be proved? Granted that it would be a miracle if any PC was built with a 64bit processor in it before february 2004.

    Still not recieved my Commemorative Edition Kunal :p
     
  10. NetRyder

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    Hmm...I'll have to check with my dad. I'm pretty sure he sent it out earlier this week.
    Should get there soon. I'll let you know though. :)
     
  11. Electronic Punk

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    No real rush :)
    Not gonna reformat any time soon I hope.
     
  12. ming

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    I won't be taking up this offer even with my new rig which I hope will be completed before mid-june. Got everything except the CPU. :(
    My next OS will likely be Longhorn if anything.
     
  13. Perris Calderon

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    just get it anyway
     
  14. dom02

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    I went to the site and after I entered my product ID number and everything but than it along with the other personal information it asks for a credit card number... are they charging for this upgrade??
     
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    Hmm, good point dom02. They do not mention price but want a credit card number.

    Gee, that's just like asking you to hand them a signed, blank check and saying "trust me". Myabe it's just to cover a small handling and shipping fee, like $180, but the software will be free. ;)

    It did that using my OEM version XP Pro COA. It rejected the PID on this machine using the same XP Pro version.

    Anyone not had the site ask for a credit card number?
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    shipping cost
     
  17. LeeJend

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    It would be nice if they actually said that and named an amount...

    Did I miss some fine print somewhere?
     
  18. Perris Calderon

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    I missed it at first when I got mine, but then saw the price somewhere
     
  19. dom02

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    thats good to know its just a shipping charge...now I have to figure out if I want to get it or not. I think I do have an extra copy of xp anyways so I probably should just go ahead and give it a try.
     
  20. Luna

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    When I put in my order shipping was 12$ + 89 cents in tax or something dumb.

    I won't complain, 12$ for a legal copy of Windows XP64 is a steal.