I'm not sure about the $15 deal not being checked? My wife's 'deal' on the new Dell specifically says it must be gotten from the computer it will be installed on? I have a different ID on my computer which is 2 1/2 years old. I registered my computer and my wife's at the same time. Mine for the $40 deal and my wife's for the $15 deal. Each has a different number. Her computer when it goes to the site gets the $14.99 price, I get $39.99?
We're going to put it first on her computer... I've used the preview versions on my computer and I'm not even sure I want W8? I'll let her try it out and see how badly she complains before even trying it on mine? Of course, I'd rather pay less if it is 'legal'?
It could be Dell has provided MS with a list of system service tags that will qualify for the $15 price? Hence the requirement to use the computer it would be installed on? No such requirement on my $40 offer?