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Winodws 8 Pre-Order

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Update 2 x64

    Winodws 8 Pre-Order


    Is anyone else a little surprised that no one has Windows 8 available for pre-order yet? Since MS is still more interested in physical media as opposed to downloadable, you'd think they'd want as many people getting their hands on it as soon as possible. I'd figure Amazon, NewEgg and other retailers would be taking pre-orders by now for day one delivery.

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    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I think that Amazon will have it so it'll be delivered on the 26th.
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  3. #3


    I think all 15 people who want it on day 1 got it from Technet
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I think all 15 people who want it on day 1 got it from Technet


    **Guffaws loudly, drops coffee**

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    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I think all 15 people who want it on day 1 got it from Technet
    Hahahaha! That made me laugh so much I nearly fell off my chair

    Well I did pre-order it with PC World (in the UK) who told me it was the "full version". But since placing that order Windows 8 has now vanished from the PC World website and now they just have a page where you can sign up for notifications
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    Got an email this morning about it. I can get it for $69.99 (Professional Upgrade). Dang I need $70.00 !!

    I guess that means 16 people want it. You miscounted by one.
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    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Both Amazon and NewEgg have it for pre-order now.
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    Windows 8.1 Update 2 x64


    With the NewEgg coupon discounting it $10 I sprung for the OEM. The upgrade worries me because it sounds like if you ever want to do a fresh install you'll have to install Windows XP/Vista/7 first. For an extra $30 I get the reassurance I can do an easy fresh install.
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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
    With the NewEgg coupon discounting it $10 I sprung for the OEM. The upgrade worries me because it sounds like if you ever want to do a fresh install you'll have to install Windows XP/Vista/7 first. For an extra $30 I get the reassurance I can do an easy fresh install.
    This is correct, that's why I would recommend with any upgrade that immediately after installing it, you take the time to create a system image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8
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