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    microsoft store Pre-order UK 49.99.


    Pre-order by October 24th and get free shipping.* Starting October 26th, you'll also have the option to download it for 24.99


    Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store - Buy and download Windows 7 Professional, home file sharing, network connectivity, Home Premium

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    Is that an upgrade or full version? I am getting so confused and frustrated over this lately
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    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Is that an upgrade or full version? I am getting so confused and frustrated over this lately
    It's an upgrade version.
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    So I take it there are no full retail versions? I think I need to contact PC World, they told me they were selling full retail and not upgrade editions. Looks like I need to cancel my order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    So I take it there are no full retail versions? I think I need to contact PC World, they told me they were selling full retail and not upgrade editions. Looks like I need to cancel my order.
    I couldn't see any full retail editions in their website, even at amazon, they have only upgrade version.
    MICROSOFT Windows 8 Pro at cheap prices | Pcworld
    Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software
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    Yeah that's what has got me worried. When I placed the order the product description was completely different to that. when I contacted PC World they told me it was full not upgrade. Then after placing my order the description vanished and now the new one with the upgrade edition has appeared.

    From what I can tell there doesn't seem to be a "full" version available. Only upgrade (no good to me because I just gave my Windows 7 to my brother) or the system builder version (again no good because I want to be able to migrate it to a new machine when the time comes).

    It seems Microsoft don't want people to build their own machines and move their licences from one to the other. If I buy the system builder disk it's then tied to my hardware, and if I build a new machine one year down the line I cant transfer it, which means I have to buy another system builder version again

    I am getting a bit miffed at this, why are they making it harder for people like me? I now feel like totally giving W8 a miss and going back to W7. I was going to buy two versions of W8 but if I cant get my hands on a "full" retail product then they cant have my money!
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    Hi burtie,
    I think the full version will be available after the release date of 26/10/12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi burtie,
    I think the full version will be available after the release date of 26/10/12.
    Thank goodness for that...they are not making it easy for simple folk like me! lol
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    That's pretty clear, then.


    I think the full version is the same as the system builder version.

    No confirmed price that I have seen - didn't you pay 69.99 for your order Burtie?

    I can't recall but you mentioned it a while back.
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    This is what I found...here in the States...but the point is the same.

    Newegg.com - ppssWindows8
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