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Can you PreOrder Windows 8?

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    Can you PreOrder Windows 8?


    With the introduction of Windows 7, there were many places including the Microsoft Store where you could pre-order the OS and download on the day of the release.

    I saw reference to that somewhere for Windows 8 but can't seem to find it for this release. Found lots of places where you can order a PC and get Windows 8 upgrades for pennies.

    Will there be a similar offer with Windows 8 where you can pre-order it and get a discount?

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    I know I signed up for 8 release email alerts somewhere, but hell if I can remember or find it. I know the Surface is online at it's site. And I think the alert for 8 was through an email for/through my Live account. Perhaps M$ newsletter. I get alerts/info through them.

    I'm not sure what qualifies for the discounts other than a new rig as you mentioned.

    Sorry that I'm not much help. If I do find it I'll let you know. Good luck.
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    Amazon has a sign-up for Windows 8 notification. Its not clear what they will be selling. Reading Windows 8 Secrets it sounds like going to Microsoft and using their web based installer or downloading an iso will be a good a way as any to get it.
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    I think so too. October 26 is the date I think.
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  5. #5


    Ohio
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    I talked to the people at Staples and they will have it on Oct. 26. You can get the upgrade for $49.99 for a limited time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I talked to the people at Staples and they will have it on Oct. 26. You can get the upgrade for $49.99 for a limited time.
    I thought the upgrade was 39.95 for download and 69.95 for the DVD version??
    Microsoft offers $40 Windows 8 Pro upgrade | TechRepublic

    Users in 131 markets will be able to take advantage of a pricing deal announced by Microsoft to upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista or consumer editions of Windows 7, to Windows 8 Pro for US$39.95.

    o take advantage of the $40 special, users will need to purchase and download Windows 8 via Windows.com. The pricing deal will begin with Windows 8’s general release and continue until 31 January 31 2013.
    Lovers of physical media will be able to create their own backup DVD or USB stick, purchase a backup DVD for US$15 plus shipping and handling, or a packaged DVD version for US$70.
    Various degrees of migration will occur during the upgrade, depending on which past version of Windows the user is upgrading from.
    “You will be able to upgrade from any consumer edition of Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro, and bring everything along, which includes your Windows settings, personal files and apps. If you are upgrading from Windows Vista, you will be able to bring along your Windows settings and personal files, and if you are upgrading from Windows XP, you will only be able to bring along your personal files,” wrote Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft Windows communications manager.
    During the promotion, Windows Media Center will be offered for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro, after upgrading the system. It was previously announced that Media Center would be available as a purchasable add-on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I talked to the people at Staples and they will have it on Oct. 26. You can get the upgrade for $49.99 for a limited time.
    In that case Amazon should have it too. I should be able to get the DVD on the first day as that's how it usually works with Amazon. It appears that I need the DVD to do a clean install in a separate partition (according to Windows 8 Secrets) so getting the DVD saves a little bit of work.
    Last edited by CalBear; 07 Sep 2012 at 23:13.
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  8. #8


    Ohio
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I just went to Amazon's website. They have a link you can click and they will let you know when it is available. It didn't say anything about price.
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    I've been on the list for a while. I would expect some information soon.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Update 2 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    It appears that I need the DVD to do a clean install in a separate partition (according to Windows Secrets) so getting the DVD saves a little bit of work.
    Wait... what? You need the DVD to do a clean install? I can't buy the upgrade online and put it on a USB stick to do a clean install?
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