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Windows 8's delivery date: October 26

  1. #11

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    It talks about the upgrade version, and not the full retail version.
    Supposedly there will be no full retail version O.O

    Just "Upgrade" and "System Builder" which is likely the same as the old "OEM" disks for previous versions. Not sure how that's going to work out. Apparently there weren't enough people buying the retail versions to support them any more (Though that probably still counted for millions of units sold)

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  2. #12

    Posts : 53
    Windows 8: RP

    lol I'm not too surprised. Since the upgrade can also be used to install a clean version of the OS. Last time I checked anyway. The Windows XP disc I still have someplace lol it was an update version and I remember using it to reinstall Windows one time and it worked as a clean install. So ya...having only the upgrade makes more sense. Because u can still do both. Or at least you use to be able to on a upgrade disc.
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  3. #13

    New Zealand
    Posts : 91
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    So ya...having only the upgrade makes more sense.
    Personally I dislike upgrade disks. Just tried to install Office 97 on my virtual win2000 and I was told to put my qualifying program disk in the CD drive. Now I am left scratching my head wondering where I put the Office 95 Disk. I suspect it went into the green filing basket in the corner. As for the system builder disk I think a lot will depend on the EULA and whether it allows you to reinstall on new hardware. If the EULA is the same as OEM, you are required to buy a new version every time you change the motherboard. The last Win 7 Disk I bought was retail, mainly so that if Win 9 is also a wash I can continue to upgrade the system.
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  4. #14

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,181
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Just a rumor but Windows 8 RTM will be released next week on July 26 or 27 and will be on TechNet and MSDN about 2 weeks after.
    Speculation from the way Windows 7 was done.

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  5. #15

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Hope the rumor is true, good news, thanks.
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  6. #16

    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail

    Microsoft confirmed the date of October 26, 2012 as the retail release date. BUT with Microsoft, odds are it probably will change.
    Still no answering if there is going to be a DVD or just the image for upgrade using Microsoft's own upgrade program. BUT personally I can't imagine that there will not be the media version of Windows 8 (All Versions).
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