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how to download windows 8

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  • Started 2 years ago by elyautia
  • Latest reply from germ-x
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elyautia
Posts: 9

I need help with the windows 8 upgrade. The compatability assistant currently gives me the message "sorry windows 8 isn't available for online purchase in the country/region you're in."

I followed alot of troubleshooters and advice on blogs, but nothing is working. I have a confirmation code from windowsupgradeoffer.com so that should let me purchase it for $15, but i'll purchase the $40 if necessary.

Another note i'm in china for business and using a VPN. The compatibility assistant doesn't work without the VPN either.

Can ya help me get windows 8 installed on my system?

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

If it is illegal to download it in the country you are in then we can not help you circumvent those rules. However I'm sure you can think of legitimate ways to accomplish this.

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elyautia
Posts: 9

It's not illegal. It's legal download that I want.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

You should contact Microsoft as China has some pretty strict firewalls which may be causing your problems.

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Xhi
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The illegal part is the country you are in.

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elyautia
Posts: 9

I see. It's there's others legitimate ways to accomplish this?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

From this article, MS plans to distribute Windows 8 through Download sites.

http://www.pcworld.com/article.....china.html

Might contact your Consulate on what course of proper action you should take.

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germ-x
Posts: 5310

Maybe someone you know can download and mail it to you.

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