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cost of Win 8 upgrade

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I wonder how much the Win8 sales will go down since it is full price now.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Probably none, and will likely go up.

    This was only the upgrade price, and only a small percentage of people ever upgrade their OS, they usually just buy a new PC. The special pricing was Microsoft's attempt to get those that do upgrade to do so right away.

    Now that the channel of new computers with Windows 7 is largely exhausted, people will only be able to buy hardware with Windows 8.
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  3. #13


    The odd thing is that the System Builder copies of Windows 8 Pro are still $140 at www.newegg.com. (For do-it-yourself types, that's the closest thing in existence to the traditional Full Retail copy. Very different from the Win7 System Builder license.)

    I wonder who'd pay $200 for an upgrade copy when a full copy (suitable for installation on a blank HD) costs $140?

    (Can a System Builder copy be used to perform an upgrade-in-place from Win7? If not, that might motivate some buyers.)
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    It seems that in the UK, the cost of upgrading

    Windows 8 Pro -> Windows 8 Pro with Media Center is a not-too-outrageous 6.99.

    However the cost of upgrading
    Windows 8 -> Windows 8 Pro with Media Center is a rather more painful 99.99
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Where did you find this 6.99 deal
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Where did you find this 6.99 deal
    From here:
    Add features - Microsoft Windows
    Add features to Windows 8 Pro *

    If your PC is running Windows 8 Pro and you'd like to watch and record TV with Windows Media Center, you can get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for 6.99 ERP. To buy Windows 8 Media Center Pack, follow the instructions on this page
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  7. #17


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Understand - this is for the Media Center only
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  8. #18


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Yes - sorry if I wasn't clear.

    I do note that the boxed pack to upgrade Window 8 Pro itself from XP/Vista/7 are still apparently on sale in some retailers at the same price as they were in January (45 in the UK). Not sure how long that will last though.
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