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How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?

#1 Post by barrywohl » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:24 am

When I bought my X230T in August, 2012, I clicked on the Lenovo link and signed up for my $14.99 upgrade from Windows 7 Pro x64 to Windows 8 Pro. I got a confirmation from Microsoft.

I expected to find a link in my Inbox today to pay for the upgrade and be able to download it. Nothing so far.

Does anyone know how this process is supposed to work?

Barry in Wyoming, running beta versions of Win8 since September, 2011.
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Re: How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?

#2 Post by pianowizard » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:41 am

I signed up for the $14.99 offer through http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US and received an email from them this morning. Give it a try.
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Re: How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?

#3 Post by Radioguy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:07 am

Attending one of these might score you a copy as well:

http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/eve ... raofwork3/

Here's another thread covering the OP's topic:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 99#p691699
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Re: How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?

#4 Post by barrywohl » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:15 pm

My email came about 8 pm 10/26/2012.

However, I found my original confirmation email from 08/25/2012 and followed a link there to get my discount code. I was able to purchase the Win 8 Pro x64 for $14.99 and download the image yesterday morning.

:) Very painless. By 9 pm I had all my device manager issues solved and my software installed.

Win 8 Pro identifies my screen on my X230T as only supporting 2 touch not many touch. I don't know if a driver can fix that or if I just need to settle for 2 point touch sensitivity.

I am enjoying Win 8 Pro on the X230T.
First Thinkpad 755CX in 1995. First IBM: PC 1982 8088 w 64K RAM, dual floppy. Currently in use:
X230T with Win8Pro x64, i7, 500gb ssd; W700 WUXGA RAID 1 Blu-Ray W7Pro x64, occasionally a T61p with Win7Pro x64

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