2007-02-06, 11:19 PM
I bought a PC with Win XP MCE in late November of 2006 - therefore I qualify for a free upgrade (except for S&H) to Vista Home Premium. I filled in my upgrade info online and faxed in my PC receipt. I now have to wait 4-6 weeks for the DVDs to ship.
4-6 weeks!!! What's up with that? Why can't MS give you a coupon that you can take to the spot where you bought your PC? The shop knows that I bought the PC, they know I qualify for the upgrade so why doesn't MS just give them the discs for the upgrade?
It's very annoying to have to wait for this to ship in a month or so!
2007-02-06, 11:43 PM
Or, make the image file available for download once the upgrade is improved.
2007-02-07, 07:25 AM
I read in one of the other Vista threads on this site that there is a DL site at MS to get the image. Probably doesn't work for upgrades though.
2007-02-07, 08:40 AM
There is only one image for all version, full or upgrade. The key controls what type and version you have access to.
2007-02-07, 02:03 PM
The PC makers should be all over Microsoft on this one. They were the ones who had to go through the holiday season trying to sell computers that were instantly obsolete. They pushed the free upgrade heavily to get poeple to buy, now they should go to bat with Microsoft to make the upgrade as painless as possible.
2007-02-07, 02:20 PM
Was this not the same way it was for XP? I seem to remember buying Dell's with upgrade coupons to XP and then waiting 4 weeks for it to be delivered. Really didn't make a difference to me. Gave 4 weeks extra to sort through the troubles people were having with XP at the time. I for one would be thankful.
2007-02-09, 08:10 PM
MS has taken 4-6 weeks to ship any freebee that I ordered. Just think of of as a rebate. I wouldn't doubt that the mailings were farmed out to some company that also does rebates for MS.
Given it is such a new release, waiting for 4-6 weeks is not a bad thing. Let the hackers have their fun first.:D