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  1. #11


    Ohio
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, Phone Man--That was very helpful and cleared things up for me.

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  2. #12


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    If I download the file I suppose it would be an ISO file. If I burn the file to a DVD wouldn't that be the same thing?
    Hi Frank1
    I've a gut feeling that, it won't be an ISO file. This will most probably be a web installer.
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  3. #13


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Thanks, Phone Man--That was very helpful and cleared things up for me.
    Great, can you explain it to me?
    Just kidding.

    Jim
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  4. #14


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    If I download the file I suppose it would be an ISO file. If I burn the file to a DVD wouldn't that be the same thing?
    Hi Frank1
    I've a gut feeling that, it won't be an ISO file. This will most probably be a web installer.
    Did you not read my previous post #8 ??? That information is from Microsoft.

    Jim
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    What if you don't have an operating system installed? Or your hard drive dies? You won't have anything to upgrade from! I always buy the full retail boxed versions.... and don't like this one bit :-(
    I agree...
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  6. #16


    I wont be pre-ordering or ordering at all unless there is a full retail version....I might go with the OEM version...now in the states from Newegg and TigerDirect are pricing at $140...Well see.
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  7. #17


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Thanks for the info Shawn.
    Interesting pricing, the pricing in Feb '13 will probably depend on the sales from now until then.

    I'll be getting at least two on October 26th.
    Starting October 26th, you'll also have the option to download Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.
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  8. #18


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    HI there
    Beware if you buy the OEM discounted copy - it sounds like a good deal (assuming you are going for the upgrade) - but unlike the full retail version it will have the same restrictions as a pre-installed OEM copy when you buy a PC from a store -- the only difference in this case is that YOU are now allowed to install the OEM version under the Personal Use License -- but it will still be restricted to THAT PC ONLY.

    If you want to move it to a new PC or frequently change computers - unlike the full retail copy you won't be able to re-activate it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #19


    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I'm a little confused on a couple of things about the upgrade. In the article it says that MS's upgrade offer for $39.99 does not include DVD media. If I download the file I suppose it would be an ISO file. If I burn the file to a DVD wouldn't that be the same thing? Also, in the article it says, "No "fully packaged" Windows 8 product is available at retail. What is the difference between that which I would download forms MS and the "fully packaged" product?
    I would appreciate it if you could clear this up for me. Thanks.
    Full and complete explanation of ugrades, should you or shouldn't you!

    HERE
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  10. #20


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    If I download the file I suppose it would be an ISO file. If I burn the file to a DVD wouldn't that be the same thing?
    Hi Frank1
    I've a gut feeling that, it won't be an ISO file. This will most probably be a web installer.
    Did you not read my previous post #8 ??? That information is from Microsoft.

    Jim
    Oh .... just missed it Thanks Jim All my doubts are clear.
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