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  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I have several people running either the CP or RP builds, more likely than not I'll have to revert back to Windows 7 in the dual boot setup. But I have a feeling they'll want to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
    To pay more? Let's say you already own a Win7 Ultimate license. That depends. Not so many people will consider a jump from here to 8.

    EDIT: After using the DP, CP and/or RP, that's another story. Most of us here seem to get along with the new 8.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I have several people running either the CP or RP builds, more likely than not I'll have to revert back to Windows 7 in the dual boot setup. But I have a feeling they'll want to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
    To pay more? Let's say you already own a Win7 Ultimate license. That depends. Not so many people will consider a jump from here to 8.

    EDIT: After using the DP, CP and/or RP, that's another story. Most of us here seem to get along with the new 8.
    For 40 dollars for a full license of Windows 8? Seems like a worthwhile purchase considering some have been using it since around April. Going from Windows 8 daily to 7 is like going from a lush metropolis (see what I did there with metro ) to a semi-arid desert ruled by libertarians. It's weird, simply put.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I have several people running either the CP or RP builds, more likely than not I'll have to revert back to Windows 7 in the dual boot setup. But I have a feeling they'll want to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
    To pay more? Let's say you already own a Win7 Ultimate license. That depends. Not so many people will consider a jump from here to 8.

    EDIT: After using the DP, CP and/or RP, that's another story. Most of us here seem to get along with the new 8.
    For 40 dollars for a full license of Windows 8? Seems like a worthwhile purchase considering some have been using it since around April. Going from Windows 8 daily to 7 is like going from a lush metropolis (see what I did there with metro ) to a semi-arid desert ruled by libertarians. It's weird, simply put.
    I read you clearly.

    Wasn't the 40 dollar offer(s) gonna expire in a month or two? Then you'll have to pay for at least 5x as much from what I know.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The upgrade offer lasts until the 31st of this month, which gives people on development test builds about a good two weeks to upgrade.
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The upgrade offer lasts until the 31st of this month, which gives people on development test builds about a good two weeks to upgrade.
    Good to know. Useful for those willing to get it.

    Personally I'll stick with the Core version preinstalled on my laptop.

    What can PRO offer me other than Hyper-V and Media Center that will make me get it?
    I don't know. For VM's I use VMware Player.
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  6. #16


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I got my copy of W8 Pro from my local Harvey Norman store for A$69.95. But underneath that price-sticker was another which read A$399.99!
    Glad I got the cheap deal, and am quite happy with it so far.!
    Wenda.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I really don't know what Pro offers that is needed, I'm assuming Windows 8 Pro sounds better than just Windows 8.

    Hyper-V for me iffy at best and Media Center isn't useful, looks disturbing as well as seems to be better navigated with a remote control.
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  8. #18


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I really don't know what Pro offers that is needed, I'm assuming Windows 8 Pro sounds better than just Windows 8.

    Hyper-V for me iffy at best and Media Center isn't useful, looks disturbing as well as seems to be better navigated with a remote control.
    Then I'm good with Core version.

    I'll keep it cheap and simple.
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    I got my copy of W8 Pro from my local Harvey Norman store for A$69.95. But underneath that price-sticker was another which read A$399.99!
    Glad I got the cheap deal, and am quite happy with it so far.!
    Wenda.
    That 399.99 will be the price after the promo expires end of this month I assume.

    You got a good deal.
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  10. #20


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    I got my copy of W8 Pro from my local Harvey Norman store for A$69.95. But underneath that price-sticker was another which read A$399.99!
    Glad I got the cheap deal, and am quite happy with it so far.!
    Wenda.
    That 399.99 will be the price after the promo expires end of this month I assume.

    You got a good deal.

    You assume correctly., and yes, I'm happy with the deal. I already had the WMC key sitting in my inbox, so I promptly
    upgraded to Pro w/WMC. When I benchmarked it using SiSoft SANDRA, it showed as Windows 8 Ultimate.
    So, an Ultimate version for $70? I'm smiling :-)
    Wenda.
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