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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by mistachy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The full systems builder version is NOT going to be $15. If it is, it's likely not legitimate.
    Sorry that was a typo. I found it for 85 dollars at frys. is this a good price or are there better out there?
    Are you sure this is for Windows 8 Pro, and not just plain WIndows 8? That price seems too low to be true. I've yet to see it under $120 or so.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mistachy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The full systems builder version is NOT going to be $15. If it is, it's likely not legitimate.
    Sorry that was a typo. I found it for 85 dollars at frys. is this a good price or are there better out there?
    Are you sure this is for Windows 8 Pro, and not just plain WIndows 8? That price seems too low to be true. I've yet to see it under $120 or so.
    I'm guessing this is the wrong one.... FRYS.com*|*Microsoft

    Where did you find it for 120?
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  3. #13


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    I dont live in the UK maite... i live in Arizona USA... i would imagine shipping would be extreme... negating any savings on my part. Is there some where that I can get it cheaply to Arizona? for about the 120?
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  5. #15


    There was a promo code for awhile at NewEgg...that got it down around the $120 mark. But I think that was on pre-order only.

    Cheapest I have seen it online is buy.com for around $137.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    Thanks. I guess I will go in-store and find out if I like the OS before I purchase it. Ive been seeing many complaints about the interface.
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  7. #17


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    For the consumer their are 3 version of Windows 8 for the PC
    Windows 8
    Windows 8 Pro
    Windows 8 Pro w/media center.


    At retail you will see.
    Windows 8 Upgrade - Upgrade from XP,Vista, Win 7
    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - Upgrade from XP, Vista, Win 7
    Windows 8 OEM - which is the full version and can be used for Personal Use.
    Windows 8 Pro OEM - which is the full version and can be used for Personal Use.
    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Package - which upgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center

    If you are using Windows Media Center on your current system, it is not included with Windows 8 and is an extra Feature.
    To use Windows Media Center you need Windows 8 Pro and then can add Windows Media Center. The normal price is $10 but MS is offering a free upgrade for a limited time.

    Free Media Center Pack Keys

    Jim
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  8. #18


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


    Quote Originally Posted by mistachy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    You can get the Win8 Pro Upgrade for $40, you can't use the Win7 ULT license while using Win8 Pro.
    If you remove Win8 Pro, then you can put the Win7 ULT back on and use the upgrade Win8 Pro on another qualified OS.
    You can re-install Win8 Pro on the original machine, it's easier to make an image backup and restore that when needed.
    How do i create an image back up? Using which software?
    Macrium Reflect Free version

    This tutorial will explain: Imaging with free Macrium
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  9. #19


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mistachy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    You can get the Win8 Pro Upgrade for $40, you can't use the Win7 ULT license while using Win8 Pro.
    If you remove Win8 Pro, then you can put the Win7 ULT back on and use the upgrade Win8 Pro on another qualified OS.
    You can re-install Win8 Pro on the original machine, it's easier to make an image backup and restore that when needed.
    How do i create an image back up? Using which software?
    Macrium Reflect Free version

    This tutorial will explain: Imaging with free Macrium
    that is solid gold! thank you. ive been using synkron folder sync and backing everything up to an external. making images will suffice for much easier and faster restoring
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  10. #20


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


    You're welcome, it is an excellent program and imaging is the best way to backup.
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