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As W8 gets nearer will new W7 PC's be offered a free W8 upgrade ?

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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86

    As W8 gets nearer will new W7 PC's be offered a free W8 upgrade ?


    Do you think new W7 PC's will come with a free Windows 8 upgrade disc offer (as happened when Vista replaced XP and W7 replaced Vista) to help prevent sales from stalling. For anyone wanting W8 and thinking of a new PC that could be the way to go. A clean install of any OS is preferable and providing you can still clean install from upgrade media (as you can in Vista and W7) then it could worth considering.

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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Well, if they do, that leaves me out.

    Recently bought a new machine.....Win 7 64-bit.

    But I can live with it...:-)
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    It's possible that they do that to keep W7 machines sales, but let's wait to see...
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    I doubt it very much.
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    Windows 8.1


    If I could get Windows 8 on my computer for less than $100 I'd be perfectly happy.
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    There could be upgrade editions, I guess we wont know until nearer that time.
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    Thanks for your thoughts folks...

    Depending how W8 is received I guess we could also ask, "Might W8 have a free W7 downgrade option"

    Ya never know !
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, I expect it will have a free upgrade to win7 option.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    Thanks for your thoughts folks...

    Depending how W8 is received I guess we could also ask, "Might W8 have a free W7 downgrade option"

    Ya never know !
    That will probably be with the purchase of a Dell or other manufactured PC. For a free update to Windows 8 from a newly purchase Windows 7, it will be probably in August like they did for Windows 7, if my memory serve me well.
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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    I suspect they may well do something like that tbh or sales could slump.
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