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"Am I able to upgrade to Windows 8?" ;)


Kari

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One thing I enjoy a lot is to see how enthusiastic members of SevenForums are waiting upcoming October 22nd, revolution of personal computing, coming of The Windows Seven. Me too, can not deny.

When most of us are still concentrating to get 7, some of us go further. This post in SevenForums made me laugh; not because it is fun but because in its peculiar way it shows that nothing is enough: "Seven is coming but am I able to upgrade to Eight?", somebody is already asking.

And, here am I. Seven not in stores but I´m here, waiting eagerly news and rumours about Eight.
 
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#2
Most likey, because if microsoft does not let you upgrade they will lose money, so they need it..
 

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And, here am I. Seven not in stores but I´m here, waiting eagerly news and rumours about Eight.
I am here because this forum has pretty much the same crew that is over at Windows Seven Forums. :)

It will be funny to see when Windows 8 rolls around and this forum gets new members. They'll look at the post count in each forum/thread and wonder how they missed all of the conversation... until we let them know that this forum was out even before Windows 7 was released, lol.

Otherwise, yes, I will await new Microsoft operating systems, especially after I had a chance to experience how amazing 7 is. But I'm not holding my breath or anything, lol.
 

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Seven is coming but am I able to upgrade to Eight?
Take it easy man!!!....
We have to wait a long time before getting hands on 8....;)
 

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yeah just take it easy man, its not a priority yet.
 

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Kari

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Yes, guys, I am taking it easy. I was trying to tell about this guy who in SevenForums was already worried about it. Forgot quotation marks around the question. Edited my post, now it´s quoted:

This post in SevenForums made me laugh; not because it is fun but because in its peculiar way it shows that nothing is enough: "Seven is coming but am I able to upgrade to Eight?", somebody is already asking.
 

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lol, it's an honest question.

It all depends on if they make Win8 x64 only or not. If they do, and you are running x86, then no. Otherwise, there shouldn't be a problem.
 

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#8
that is funny LOL,

but yeah win 8 would be nice to have, if they continue to improve on it like they did with 7,
 

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One thing I enjoy a lot is to see how enthusiastic members of SevenForums are waiting upcoming October 22nd, revolution of personal computing, coming of The Windows Seven. Me too, can not deny.

When most of us are still concentrating to get 7, some of us go further. This post in SevenForums made me laugh; not because it is fun but because in its peculiar way it shows that nothing is enough: "Seven is coming but am I able to upgrade to Eight?", somebody is already asking.

And, here am I. Seven not in stores but I´m here, waiting eagerly news and rumours about Eight.
Kari,

Aim higher:

Windows IX and X (saw that somewhere before)... :D
 

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I'm here because i found out about 7 way way late. And since I fell 3 stories( true story) I like to get in on the ground floor now. HA HA
 

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I'm here because i found out about 7 way way late. And since I fell 3 stories( true story) I like to get in on the ground floor now. HA HA
Yeah, I'm getting in on the bandwagon early. :) By the time Windows 8 Alpha/EXTREME Beta leaks, I'll have a pretty high post count already. :p:p
Not that I'm here for post counts/rep :eek::eek:

ZeshanA
(Notice that I used a lot of emoticons/smilies :cool::cool:)
 

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Hopefully the new OS will be backward compatible with older hardware, big mistake with Vista. Fixed in Win7.

SSDs and SATA3, USB3, will be the common standard by then.

Might have a minimum of quad core requirement :rolleyes:

It might go the other way, small processor, small storage space.
All cloud software and storage ;)
 
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I can't get my Windows 8 ISO to install on my machine,
it keeps saying something like "You've got to be kidding me" or something like that.

Can any of you experts help me, before I go off my trolley.
 

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Hopefully the new OS will be backward compatible with older hardware, big mistake with Vista. Fixed in Win7.

SSDs and SATA3, USB3, will be the common standard by then.

Might have a minimum of quad core requirement :rolleyes:


It might go the other way, small processor, small storage space.
All cloud software and storage ;)
It better not, as I have none of those :(. And as for going the other way, the POINT???? If they do that, they'll be going into Chrome OS territory, And you know Google....... They're all about "Don't Be Evil", as long as you don't get in there way. Then they will CRUSH you. For example:
  • YouTube
  • Google
  • Google Maps
  • AdWords
  • Blogger
  • News
  • Google Public DNS
  • Gears
  • Android
  • GMail
  • Google Earth

And ChromeOS will probably dominate the Netbook market when it's released. So it's better if M$ stay with the market they already dominate.

ZeshanA
 

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The market they already dominate, OSX, Google Chrome, they can all try and some will succeed in getting their 1 or 2 % and that's it. They will probably never get their foot in the door for any more than that.

Smitty

Where's Sergio when i need him (need a new Win 8 Sig & Avatar) hint ;)hint;)
 

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Sorry Kari, your stuck with Windows 7 a while yet...
 

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