So I was looking around the web tonight and decided that I would order the Windows 7 upgrade that I got through alienware with my x58.
The problem it seems is that the alienware microsite for windows 7 is gone. I figure this is because of the switch to the dell.com backend but it frustrated me to no end.
Seems that not a lot of thought is given to alienware.com these days.
Regardless, I figured since I looked at this site for answers, someone else might as well. So if you bought an Alienware before the dell.com switch the upgrade site for
Windows 7 is at https://windows7upgradeoption.com/Landing.aspx
This will work with the coupon that Alienware sent out. the Dell site (https://win7.dell.com/) and Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx) do not. at least at this moment.
If someone from Dell or Alienware looks at this, might want to take a look at the Alienware site. the headers don't match, several of the links don't work, not really the way to win over the enthusiast gamers that your brand targets.
At least you get to upgrade. I ordered mine a week before they started offering coupons. :(
I am getting my M17x this friday and want to install windows 7 straight away because i've heard that vista doesn't run too good on alienware, anyway i was wondering if i would need to backup the laptop first or if i could just install it straight out the box.
And i was also wondering if its easy to upgrade windows vista to and if i need to download anything ??