So, I decided to cash in on a deal I heard about on the news. If you have a valid college e-mail account, you can buy the Windows 7 upgrade for $29.99. Thing is, it's a download from a 3rd party called "DigitalRiver".
So, last night I made the purchase, did the download, and ultimately? It didn't work. I've re-done it 3 times since then, and it STILL doesn't work.
They don't offer a refund for their non-functional software. This pisses me off.
I ended up buying the software for full price directly from Microsoft. This time, I'm getting a physical disc, so there's no risk of a fucked-up download.