Can one still obtain Vista coupons with new XP boxes?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Stan Shankman, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Can one still obtain Vista coupons with new XP boxes?

    Greetins all,

    I have a friend that wants to buy a new computer.
    He is concerned that a particular software package he must run is
    incompatible with Vista.
    So, he does not want to get a new computer with Vista.

    But I have told him that, the best thing to do, in his case would be:
    Get a new computer with XP, and a coupon for Vista upgrade. Then, send in
    the coupon and "sit" on the new Vista upgrade for a while.
    "Wait until you are sure you can run all of your necessary software", I tell
    him, "and then urgrade your system and activate Vista".
    Can anyone say for sure if this is really feasible nowadays? Are coupons
    still being offered?
    And is there any downside to "sitting on it"?


    Stan Shankman, Mar 23, 2007
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  2. Stan

    Your friend could use the Vista upgrade advisor now to determine if the
    software would run..


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MS MVP, Mar 23, 2007
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  3. Stan Shankman

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Stan,

    Many manufacturers are ending their free upgrade period. For instance, HP
    did on 3/15, and others are following suit. If XP does everything your
    friend needs, then pick up a system with it on it, or have one built by a
    custom shop (most small shops will be more than happy to do this for you)
    with a builder's license. If, down the road, he wants to upgrade he can
    always pick up an upgrade version then. He may find that he doesn't need it
    at all. He also needs to check with the software vendor on questions about
    compatibility of the software, as they may not support an OS upgrade,
    require an upgrade to the software, or have patches/workarounds in place.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -
    Rick Rogers, Mar 23, 2007
  4. I suspect that is an MS date. Well it applied to an Asus laptop that I
    recently bought in the UK just before this date. I think the upgrade had to
    be applied for before end March. You need to send a copy of the invoice when
    applying for the upgrade.
    Michael Chare, Mar 23, 2007
  5. Stan Shankman

    Stephan Rose Guest

    Oh yea...we all know how "reliable" that one is...!

    2003 Yamaha R6

    Stephan Rose, Mar 23, 2007
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