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Windows 8 upgrade offer

  1. #1

    Windows 8 upgrade offer


    Microsoft are not hanging around, with their offer on win 8 out already.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w.../upgrade-offer

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    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    I am still hoping for the heavily discounted offer like they done with W7

    If they do!
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  3. #3


    Having looked at the release preview, I'll be surprised if there is not a discount option.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Would be nice if they have an offer similar to the $50 upgrade just prior to release.
    The price should be a bit less
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  5. #5


    Well there are offering Win 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99 in the US, so I think we should be ok.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    That's if you buy a new PC between now and January.
    They had a pre release sale for Win7 upgrade for $50, available to anyone that currently had XP or Vista.
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  7. #7


    Norwich, UK
    Posts : 85
    Windows 8 Pro


    They also gave 7 away for free if you bought a PC with Vista on it
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    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I got my Windows 7 through the pre-order deal that Microsoft offered before launch so if the same sort of offer is made this time I may even give it a try.
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  9. #9


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    I was going to say something, but darn if I didn't forget what it was. . .
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  10. #10


    This is a great idea, but what happens if I just need to get an operating system? My motherboard failed last Saturday. I assumed I would get Windows 7 64 bit to go with it, but he repairman advised me to stick with my Vista Business 32bit until Windows 8 came out (tbh, I didn't even know there was a Windows 8 coming out soon). However, the Vista is tied to the dead motherboard, so here I am essentially without an OS. If I buy Windows 7 now, I am not buying another OS in October or even next year. The TOS of the Windows 8 customer preview says I may not use it as my main operating system. Given what I have seen of Windows 8 so far (and I only installed it yesterday), I'd rather wait, as the repairman suggested.
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