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I bought an Acer computer Sunday that came with Windows Vista home premium. I have been told that I am eligible to get a copy / upgrade from the installed windows vista to Windows 7. The 'odd' thing is I can't seem to find a method of actually getting 'my' actual disk for this upgrade. Any suggestions? I've searched the Fry's web site and they have links to microsoft advertising sites about how wonderful windows 7 is, and even a way to buy it from microsoft, but no one seems to add the method of obtaining this so-called ''free'' upgrade in my actual hands. I only used the first Acer computer that came up in your list because mine isn't listed. Thanks, Randy Walden t.r.walden@ieee.org

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Hi Randy,

Go here to Microsoft, select your computer manufacturer and get your free upgrade.







http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-option.aspx







As far as i know you fill in a form, they provide you with a product key and a link to download the disk image.

Regards.

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