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    So here's the deal. My laptop came with a genuine copy of Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit but the harddisk recently got a problem so I had to replace it. I installed Windows 8 Release Preview 32 bit afterwards and since its gonna expire in January id like to purchase the final build/product. Question is, will I be eligible for the $40 upgrade plan considering I have a new harddisk?. I still have the product key of my previous version of windows written under my laptop, I don't know if that helps. Plus my laptop didn't come with a recovery disk as the recovery was included in a partition of the old harddisk. Thanks.
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    Yep, MS stated all pc's running a genuine copy of Windows are eligible. Go ahead and run the upgrade advisor and it will take you through the upgrade.
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    If you have any problems activating Windows 8, you can call Microsoft. The phone number in the US is 1-800-Microsoft (642-7676).

    The phone numbers for all other countries are listed here.
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    Hey thanks for the replie. Good news!! I've just received a windows 8 pro upgrade offer for just $15. Check windowsupgradeoffer.com
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    Cool! Glad to hear it worked out for you. :)

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