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Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

When you use Windows.com to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.

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Jeht

Banned
Question. How would I do this?....Can I get it for that price in stores? Or what? I mean how in the hell is Best Buy gonna know I even own Windows 8 RP? lol....

It's not checked when you by it. It is verified when you install it as it checks your PC to see if a qualifying version is installed.

Jim :cool:
lol That didn't answer my question. There is NO way of checking I have it "IN STORES" that is what I am saying....what you are saying is about a downloaded version.....obviously. Which I won't be doing.

Just like the link of how to do it said....you have to "download" it in order to get that price? lol They must be HIGH.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8: RP
    Memory
    6gb

Phone Man

Retired Bell Head
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Question. How would I do this?....Can I get it for that price in stores? Or what? I mean how in the hell is Best Buy gonna know I even own Windows 8 RP? lol....

It's not checked when you by it. It is verified when you install it as it checks your PC to see if a qualifying version is installed.

Jim :cool:
lol That didn't answer my question. There is NO way of checking I have it "IN STORES" that is what I am saying....what you are saying is about a downloaded version.....obviously. Which I won't be doing.

Just like the link of how to do it said....you have to "download" it in order to get that price? lol They must be HIGH.

You can buy it in stores but not at the $39 price. There is not a check at the store and you can just buy it. But when you install it that is when it is checked.

If you prefer to shop at a local store, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion.

Jim :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

dazbear

New Member
Of course, this also says you would have had to have a previous version of Windows on the drive in order to utilize this. For my Windows 8 machine, the drive was 100% blank when I started, so technically this would not qualify.

So we will all be penalised for following Microsoft's advice and doing a fresh install then!??!??!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 CP

fafhrd

Active Member
Pro User
This is all a bit silly - Before Windows 8 - 99+% of PCs will have had OEM Windows installed - a very small number will be homebuilds, and even then, likely to have some OEM windows version installed. So every PC already has contributed to the MS treasury. Even if it has been running windows 7 with a loader ever since you wiped Vista off.

Another 40 - dollars, pounds, euros, whatever, and MS is getting money - for something they have just uploaded to some servers or mirror sites. Money for nothing. MS don't care about checking your eligibility - you're eligible - the fact you have a PC says so, and your $40 confirms it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

tcman50

New Member
Member
This is all a bit silly - Before Windows 8 - 99+% of PCs will have had OEM Windows installed - a very small number will be homebuilds, and even then, likely to have some OEM windows version installed. So every PC already has contributed to the MS treasury. Even if it has been running windows 7 with a loader ever since you wiped Vista off.

Another 40 - dollars, pounds, euros, whatever, and MS is getting money - for something they have just uploaded to some servers or mirror sites. Money for nothing. MS don't care about checking your eligibility - you're eligible - the fact you have a PC says so, and your $40 confirms it.

Mostly true, my bet is if you have a valid windows 7 key detected on your computer than you can download windows 8 pro for $40.

Media Center to me isn't very impressive, unless they have greatly redone it, which I don't think is the case.

T to the C :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel I5 3570K overclocked to 4.2ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LX
    Memory
    Cosrair DDR3-1600 (4 x 4gb)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 610 2GB
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x0180
    Hard Drives
    Seagate HDD 500gb (windows)
    Seagate HDD 1.5tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    PSU
    CoolMax 700watt
    Case
    Cosiar R400 Carbide series
    Cooling
    Cool Master H212
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    PowerUp 3 button mouse
    Internet Speed
    12mb down, 1mb up
    Other Info
    qty. (5) 120mm fans, four are monitored by motherboard.
    Logitech T650 Touchpad for touch screen gestures

MadHorseman

New Member
Power User
Depends whether they mean "on your computer" or "already installed in the HDD/SDD or partition you are installing into...."

Meanwhile seems sensible to prepare a partition with a "clean Win 8 RP" install, then upgrade that one....????
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I7 920
    Motherboard
    Asus P6T-Se
    Memory
    6Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500Gb
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
    Case
    NOX
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
    Other Info
    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Win 8 CP 32 Bit - flying along!

besb

New Member
Member
Out of curiosity I decided to try an "upgrade" of a W8RP copy from my installation usb W8RP.
Booted and ran setup from the desktop as you do when upping W7.
You are not offered the option of - preserving programs - a true upgrade
only preserve settings or none.
I conclude the RTM will be the same as is reported everywhere, therefore I will carefully reserve my W7 installation and upgrade that. Preserving settings is relatively trivial compared reinstalling gadgets, tools full bloodied programs etc finding installation discs some of which date back ten years.
Disappointing but no different from previous OS upgrades
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    q6600@3Ghz, amd 965 etc etc
    Motherboard
    gigabyte
    Memory
    8gb per
    Graphics Card(s)
    gts450 ,560gt etc
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3xsamsung 24in
    Screen Resolution
    3, 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    To many! spread across 4 desktops,3 laptops 1 netbook
    ssd, sata 3's ide etc
    PSU
    Hyper Modular 600W
    Case
    lian li
    Cooling
    artic
    Internet Speed
    60Mb
    Other Info
    Basically the house has 4 desktops 3 in the study + the wifes,
    3 laptops 1 netbook 2 android tablets 2 android smart phones
    and ipad and iphone

besb

New Member
Member
I wonder if the installation keys will be region specific on installation, as happened with the office student editions some years back.
"this offer is not applicable to your region"
Otherwise change all settings - timezone, language, location etc. to pay $40 (£26) instead of £40 and use a proxy
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    q6600@3Ghz, amd 965 etc etc
    Motherboard
    gigabyte
    Memory
    8gb per
    Graphics Card(s)
    gts450 ,560gt etc
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3xsamsung 24in
    Screen Resolution
    3, 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    To many! spread across 4 desktops,3 laptops 1 netbook
    ssd, sata 3's ide etc
    PSU
    Hyper Modular 600W
    Case
    lian li
    Cooling
    artic
    Internet Speed
    60Mb
    Other Info
    Basically the house has 4 desktops 3 in the study + the wifes,
    3 laptops 1 netbook 2 android tablets 2 android smart phones
    and ipad and iphone

frogger

New Member
Out of curiosity I decided to try an "upgrade" of a W8RP copy from my installation usb W8RP.
Booted and ran setup from the desktop as you do when upping W7.
You are not offered the option of - preserving programs - a true upgrade
only preserve settings or none.
I conclude the RTM will be the same as is reported everywhere, therefore I will carefully reserve my W7 installation and upgrade that. Preserving settings is relatively trivial compared reinstalling gadgets, tools full bloodied programs etc finding installation discs some of which date back ten years.
Disappointing but no different from previous OS upgrades

To do an upgrade, run the setup.exe on the USB from within the OS you're wanting to upgrade.

cheers
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

besb

New Member
Member
That's precisely what I did. Trying to upgrade W8RP to W8RP to see what options were available.
Sorry if I did not make it clear enough for you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    q6600@3Ghz, amd 965 etc etc
    Motherboard
    gigabyte
    Memory
    8gb per
    Graphics Card(s)
    gts450 ,560gt etc
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3xsamsung 24in
    Screen Resolution
    3, 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    To many! spread across 4 desktops,3 laptops 1 netbook
    ssd, sata 3's ide etc
    PSU
    Hyper Modular 600W
    Case
    lian li
    Cooling
    artic
    Internet Speed
    60Mb
    Other Info
    Basically the house has 4 desktops 3 in the study + the wifes,
    3 laptops 1 netbook 2 android tablets 2 android smart phones
    and ipad and iphone

fafhrd

Active Member
Pro User
If the upgrade is effected by the "Add Features to Windows 8" control, it may give a proper upgrade.

It works that way if you first install the core version of Windows 8RP, then add features to upgrade to Pro, and then add features again to upgrade to MCE - the programs, users and your layouts are preserved intact.

All you need to do is enter the product key in the add features control and the installation should start download and complete - it is the way Microsoft intends that Windows upgrades will be handled in future, whether Microsoft products or third party apps.

Of course it will also become more difficult to install a third party utility from a non-Microsoft-approved source, especially if that app has some functions which are deemed malware.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

Phone Man

Retired Bell Head
VIP Member
Pro User
I am dual booting with Windows 7 HP and Windows 8 RP on the same disk. Since MS has said you can use the Upgrade version on Windows 8 RP this is what I will try. I will boot into Windows 8 RP and then run the upgrade from within Windows 8 RP and see if it will activate without messing with my Windows 7 there by maintaining my dual boot. After more testing, I can just remove Windows 8 and run the upgrade within Windows 7 for my permanent install. For $40 it is worth messing with.

Jim :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

Phone Man

Retired Bell Head
VIP Member
Pro User
Clean Install with W8 Upgrade

Interesting post over at TechNet.

Can I do a clean install to a blank drive w/ a Win8 Upgrade?

Ok, here's the answer... after a couple of E-mails & a long phone conversation w/ my cousin who works in Redmond, for MS, who was, actually on the Windows7 Build Team & is, obviously close, in his position, to what's what w/ Windows8. Furthermore, before we talked, on my behalf, he took the query to his colleagues responsible for Win8 Deployment & Start-up. That said, NO, cannot use Upgrade to do a clean install on a blank HDD or SSD, for that matter.

However, you can take a blank drive, throw say, XP, Vista, Win7 or even Win8 RP on it and then install the Upgrade telling it to keep nothing which, will format the drive as part of the install process... this would be the recommended approach as it, in effect, amounts to a clean install. Keep in mind, if using the RP, you better already have the RP because once Win8 goes RTM the RP will no longer be available for DL.

The (old) "double pass trick" used w/ Win7 Upgrade discs will not be doable w/ Win8 Upgrade discs or .ISOs. W/ 8 a Key must be entered for the install to proceed & the delayed Activation question/option does not exist @ the beginning of the Win8 install, either. As well, remember you don't buy the software, you buy a license. All the SKUs are on an install disc (or ISO) but, it's the Key, the License that determines what you get. Ergo, if, you tell, assuming there the choice/option, it to do a "custom" install but, have bought an Upgrade License (Key), you will get told the Key does not match what you are trying to do. Plus, if, it doesn't 'see' anything, an OS, already on the drive, the Upgrade (install) will not proceed.

Its going to be interesting. Thank goodness for the Macrium Free and other image programs. Restore an old image of your previous OS on a clean drive and then Upgrade..

Jim :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

besb

New Member
Member
Thanks for that Phone Man.
I have been carefully preserving a copy of my main W7 system throughout my experimentation to meet such an eventuality.
The problem though will be all those who upgraded to the rp in situ as per the recommended choice and wiped their W7.
I am not talking about the actual licence but the need to reinstall all their programs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    q6600@3Ghz, amd 965 etc etc
    Motherboard
    gigabyte
    Memory
    8gb per
    Graphics Card(s)
    gts450 ,560gt etc
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3xsamsung 24in
    Screen Resolution
    3, 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    To many! spread across 4 desktops,3 laptops 1 netbook
    ssd, sata 3's ide etc
    PSU
    Hyper Modular 600W
    Case
    lian li
    Cooling
    artic
    Internet Speed
    60Mb
    Other Info
    Basically the house has 4 desktops 3 in the study + the wifes,
    3 laptops 1 netbook 2 android tablets 2 android smart phones
    and ipad and iphone

stefalopod

New Member
Member
yeesh, what a freaking hassle. I can't tell you how many times I clean installed the various versions of CP and RP trying to fix various little issues.

So now, if I understood correctly, I'm going to have to reinstall Win 7, using the license key under my battery to get the Win 8 pro deal? Saving the hassle *might* just be worth the $69 price tag for the in-store version. Oh wait, a DVD won't help me since I'm on a netbook. Sigh.

Does anyone have experience with previous win OS betas on how long your install of RP will run after they release the final version?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Viliv S10 3G
    CPU
    Atom Z530 (1.6GHz)
    Memory
    1GB DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 500
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366/768
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk 64GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    6.41/5.47 MBPS
    Other Info
    WiFi 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    Internal 3G (Huawei EM770W:
    HSPA/UMTS 850/900/1900/2100MHz,
    HSUPA: 5.76Mbps (UL) / HSDPA: 7.2Mbps (DL))

Phone Man

Retired Bell Head
VIP Member
Pro User
If you have W8 RP installed you should not need to re-install W7 in order to use the W8 Upgrade. I think W8 RP expires in January 2013 but not 100% sure. Also the $69 in-store version is also the Upgrade version. The full version is called "System Builder" and no information on pricing or limitations.

Jim :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

besb

New Member
Member
Pricing Update
Apple has released Mountain Lion today at
$20 US and surprise surprise £13.99 GBP only a few pence above tourist exchange rate.
wonder if M$ UK will take the hint and offer W8 at £25.99.
Odds anyone
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    q6600@3Ghz, amd 965 etc etc
    Motherboard
    gigabyte
    Memory
    8gb per
    Graphics Card(s)
    gts450 ,560gt etc
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3xsamsung 24in
    Screen Resolution
    3, 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    To many! spread across 4 desktops,3 laptops 1 netbook
    ssd, sata 3's ide etc
    PSU
    Hyper Modular 600W
    Case
    lian li
    Cooling
    artic
    Internet Speed
    60Mb
    Other Info
    Basically the house has 4 desktops 3 in the study + the wifes,
    3 laptops 1 netbook 2 android tablets 2 android smart phones
    and ipad and iphone

MadHorseman

New Member
Power User
I'd like to know the Euro rate too.....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I7 920
    Motherboard
    Asus P6T-Se
    Memory
    6Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500Gb
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
    Case
    NOX
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
    Other Info
    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Win 8 CP 32 Bit - flying along!

robinb9

I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
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if you purchase a new machine you can get the upgrade for $14.99 to Windows 8 Pro, you need to purchase it between june 12 2012 and January 31, 2013.
  • For a system to be considered qualified, it must have one of the following four operating systems installed: Windows® 7 Home Basic, Windows® 7 Home Premium, Windows® 7 Professional, or Windows® 7 Ultimate.
NOTE: Offer must be redeemed prior to February 28, 2013. Certain features of Windows 8 may not be available when an existing Windows® 7 system is upgraded. Driver updates may also be required.
You can register here but it doesn't open till August 1, 2012 Also you do not have to put it on the purchased machine, you can put it on any machine running a legal copy of Windows 7

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US/

robin
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

pparks1

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
Pricing Update
Apple has released Mountain Lion today at
$20 US and surprise surprise £13.99 GBP only a few pence above tourist exchange rate.
wonder if M$ UK will take the hint and offer W8 at £25.99.
Odds anyone

Odds are slim to nill. The Apple upgrade is very, very small. It's like a $20 service pack. the change from Windows 7 to Windows 8 is much more substantial and warrants a higher price.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

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