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Show of hands, who hasn't and isn't buying the $40 upgrade

View Poll Results: Did you buy the $40 upgrade, or do you plan to?

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  • Yes for sure!

    35 64.81%
  • Nope, Windows 8 isn't for me

    19 35.19%
  1. #31


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    I didn't got the 40$ version.

    I'll get the 400$ one because it's a higher version (one extra zero).

    Nope. I'm not gonna get it.

    Been happy with the Core version preinstalled on a new laptop and the other pc's have 7 and Vista also preinstalled. Respect for all versions.

    BUT since I didn't upgraded seems I cannot vote here because i'll say "not for me" but I have one Core version installed... and the option "yes" is also not suited in my case.

    Hopachi

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  2. #32


    Yeah, I just wanted to see how many of us, who said we weren't actually happy with 8, would elect to not buy it..even if it was cheap enough.

    I contemplated numerous times of buying it and at least having it sit on the shelf....but I decided that it would be most likely used on a new computer build, which would be from parts anyway, and would not qualify for the upgrade...so I would be buying the System Builder/OEM style license anyway.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    I got mine Cheap! The 14.99 upgrade from HP when I purchased my laptop back in September 2012.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro 64 bit


    I bought windows 8 pro for 40.00
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  5. #35


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't understand, I have multiple instances of programs running right now, how is the Start Screen an impediment to that?
    No, you don't have multiple instances of apps open and visible at the same time, as well as other open programs. You cannot have say four apps open in your right hand screen and a program open on your left hand screen at the same time. You can't subsequently open another program to momentarily show on your right hand screen, and be able to toggle between any and all of those. You can't even do that easily with just one screen, with apps in the background as you quickly toggle between programs. It can't be done.


    All you can do is have one (or two at the most) apps open and nothing else. Once you want to use the desktop, the apps disappear completely, even if you had another screen vacant where those apps could remain visible and active. The entire interface is designed around a mobile phone screen, everything that you do is intended to be done one thing at a time and to occupy the full screen, no matter how big.

    Microsoft has said that Windows 8 apps/start menu will be the interface for all devices, no matter how big or small. They want the user experience to be the same, even if devices are used for totally different purposes. Screw the desktop users, you will use a mobile phone interface, so get used to it.
    True, you can't run multiple APPS at the same time on the FULL SCREEN. APPS are full screen applications designed for Tablets, but can run fine on a PC. They can run at the same time, just not on the screen so you can see them.

    Now, Windows Applications are a DIFFERENT ANIMAL. These are the older (and still new) applications we all know and love. They still run as they did before, in the Desktop, as before. No problem there.

    So, if you don't like the APPS, don't run them. Remove them from the Start Screen and just keep shortcuts to your Windows Applications on the Start Screen. And put the Widnows Applicatons in the Windows Desktop Taskbar and Screen to easily start them when in the Desktop (as before).

    Really, it's not that bad and works great!
    Last edited by Tinkerdog; 31 Jan 2013 at 16:52.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerdog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't understand, I have multiple instances of programs running right now, how is the Start Screen an impediment to that?
    No, you don't have multiple instances of apps open and visible at the same time, as well as other open programs. You cannot have say four apps open in your right hand screen and a program open on your left hand screen at the same time. You can't subsequently open another program to momentarily show on your right hand screen, and be able to toggle between any and all of those. You can't even do that easily with just one screen, with apps in the background as you quickly toggle between programs. It can't be done.


    All you can do is have one (or two at the most) apps open and nothing else. Once you want to use the desktop, the apps disappear completely, even if you had another screen vacant where those apps could remain visible and active. The entire interface is designed around a mobile phone screen, everything that you do is intended to be done one thing at a time and to occupy the full screen, no matter how big.

    Microsoft has said that Windows 8 apps/start menu will be the interface for all devices, no matter how big or small. They want the user experience to be the same, even if devices are used for totally different purposes. Screw the desktop users, you will use a mobile phone interface, so get used to it.
    True, you can't run multiple APPS at the same time. APPS are full screen applications designed for Tablets, but can run fine on a PC.

    Now, Windows Applications are a DIFFERENT ANIMAL. These are the older (and still new) applications we all know and love. They still run as they did before, in the Desktop, as before. No problem there.

    So, if you don't like the APPS, don't run them. Remove them from the Start Screen and just keep shortcuts to your Windows Applications on the Start Screen. And put the Widnows Applicatons in the Windows Desktop Taskbar and Screen to easily start them when in the Desktop (as before).

    Really, it's not that bad and works great!
    You completely fail to understand what I'm talking about. Is it because you don't understand, or don't want to understand?
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  7. #37


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Just curious, how many of you have used Windows 8, have tried the various free preview options and have decided to simply NOT purchase the product by the end of the day tomorrow when the $40 upgrade price offer goes away.

    I will be the first one to say, I haven't purchased a copy and am not planning to.
    I bought the upgrade for "the future" whatever that will bring--actually I bought 2--one using a 32-bit machine and one using a 64-bit machine--getting two product keys in the process. I also I bought the available "DVD" at the same time as doing the upgrades. Turns out that each DVD purchase includes two discs (same as retail set)--one 32-bit and one 64-bit (cost of one upgrade plus one disc set is $55.98 = $39.99 + $14.99). Anyway, I didn't really need to make two DVD purchases (thought originally, given the way things were worded, that one DVD would come with each purchase--matched to the "bitness" of the machine used to purchase the upgrade). As indicated, not true. Sounds like I made a good investment given the coming price increase(s). Get em while they're hot. Yehaaaaa! Actually, I am running a Technet version of 32-bit Win8 right now; haven't used either product key yet.

    Your poll left out at least one pertinent response--the one that applies to me.

    "Yes, for sure, but Windows 8 isn't for me."

    I'm like you, but not so good. Like to play with new systems, etc.
    Last edited by znod; 31 Jan 2013 at 17:51.
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  8. #38


    Like I said above, I decided to not go with the upgrade version. When I switch 8, it will be on a new built machine and that will not qualify for an upgrade anyway.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Just curious, how many of you have used Windows 8, have tried the various free preview options and have decided to simply NOT purchase the product by the end of the day tomorrow when the $40 upgrade price offer goes away.

    I will be the first one to say, I haven't purchased a copy and am not planning to.
    As an "amigo" most of you know what I'm doing, so no need to address that.

    Do you think it wise not to have a copy for home use since you need to learn and know it for work? But then again I assume you have a laptop you could bring home? Or perhaps remote desktop? Just curious. Of course I know it's none of my business if you don't want to or feel the need to divulge that info.
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  10. #40


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Like I said above, I decided to not go with the upgrade version. When I switch 8, it will be on a new built machine and that will not qualify for an upgrade anyway.
    Alright.

    The most important thing is to get it going with all drivers available and no programs issues... VMware will install nicely if needed or Hyper-V will do its job well also.

    As you said a while ago you don't really need Workstation 9 for the full compatibility in Win8 because WS version 8 got a nice patch pretty recently (you already use that) 8.0.5 which works well on Win7 and Win8.

    We didn't had to rush for the reduced Win8 price offer anyway, we get it when we need it and that is not like the rush during shopping season... OMG Win8 offers!!!! ....please be practical: to buy it, just because it's cheap, and not use it would be a real waste.

    So in the end everyone had its own choice and decisions, offer expired, we had enough time, but we're all happy.

    You took a good decision.
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