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Windows 8 Pro price slashed..........

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    Windows 8 Pro price slashed..........


    The Windows 8 Pro upgrade price has inexplicably been slashed on Microsoft's online store.
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    Windows 8 Pro price slashed to 45 | News | PC Pro
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Mar 2013 at 14:35. Reason: fixed format to meet "News" posting guidelines

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    Interesting.

    Not at all clear what that is.

    Possibly they are trying out another sale to see how it goes - before rolling it out.

    You can get still get win 8 Pro upgrade including the media for that online.

    I think that is because the retailers couldn't shift them.

    Now it appears MS are trialing an official price slash.

    Might help a bit, hard to tell.

    As far as I know, one has always been eligible to upgrade from the 8 beta/preview versions.

    Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software
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    Interesting indeed...

    Wait a bit more and maybe it gets slashed again to 20...
    or back to what it was before 45...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting.

    Not at all clear wnat that is.

    Possibly they are trying out another sale to see how it goes - before rolling it out.

    You can get still get win 8 Pro upgrade including the media for that online.

    I think that is because the retailers couldn't shift them.

    Now it appears MS are trialing an official price slash.

    Might help a bit, hard to tell.

    As far as I know, one has always been eligible to upgrade from the 8 beta/preview versions.

    Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software
    The MS source is suggesting an upgrade from the free Consumer Preview - not sure what is going on here as I thought an upgrade was always from a previously paid for installed product.
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    I am not sure how much it would help if it was literally free.

    The bit about upgrading from CP and I think rp and dp as well was on MS site a long while ago. They just wanted as many as possible to get the thing.
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    Test sale, fire sale, panic sale or going out of business sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I am not sure how much it would help if it was literally free.

    The bit about upgrading from CP and I think rp and dp as well was on MS site a long while ago. They just wanted as many as possible to get the thing.
    I thought all the Beta (DP, CP and RP) versions have expired and the upgrade requires a legal activated version on the system to qualify for the upgrade.

    Jim
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    There is a lot of price slashing on machines carrying win 8 - mind you there was some of that even during the peak buying season as they weren't shifting well even then.

    Not much else they can do to try and move the stock.
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    That was during the original upgrade offer period.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I am not sure how much it would help if it was literally free.

    The bit about upgrading from CP and I think rp and dp as well was on MS site a long while ago. They just wanted as many as possible to get the thing.
    I thought all the Beta (DP, CP and RP) versions have expired and the upgrade requires a legal activated version on the system to qualify for the upgrade.

    Jim
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    Just checked - yes. it is being offered to me for that price at MS store UK.

    Think the offer is better from Amazon - boxed media included.

    Other places have them still at those prices -cclonline, etc.
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