Step-by-step on how to use the $15 upgrade offer for Windows 8 Pro

Carefully enter your 25 character Windows 7 product key

You'll then scroll down the page and will have to type the characters that you see in a blurry image in order to prove that you are a person and not an automated program. You'll then select a check box to agree to the terms of use and click the Continue button.

On the validation page you'll first want to make note of the Reference ID number at the top of the page. (I've blurred the number in this screen shot.) Then, you need to enter the 25 character Windows 7 product key from the machine that you are upgrading. After you do, click the Continue button.

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