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Windows 8 Pro to be priced at $199 following $69.99 promotion pricing

  1. #21


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    The university that I'm attending is offering Windows 8 Professional for free, downloading now. I won't be using 8 as my primary OS, I'll stick to 7 but still worth it if I'm getting it for free. Meh, my hope is that a service pack will be released to change the Metro interface to something that is a bit more "workable".

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    The university that I'm attending is offering Windows 8 Professional for free, downloading now.
    What in the world, are you sure it's not just the download that's free but you have to obtain a key? I'm not sure how they would be able to just hand it out for free.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    The university that I'm attending is offering Windows 8 Professional for free, downloading now.
    What in the world, are you sure it's not just the download that's free but you have to obtain a key? I'm not sure how they would be able to just hand it out for free.
    Key included, the university doesn't "hand" it out. There's a service called "Microsoft Dreamspark". I got my copy of Windows 7 Professional this way. I should have provided more details, apologies for the confusion.
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  4. #24


    ^ Ok, that makes sense. I'm familiar with DreamSpark. It's meant to be used in school persuits to develop in the areas of science, math, technology and engineering. Unsure about EULA restrictions and so forth with it's use. I know I don't qualify myself for the program, but I have MSDN for my work use. At home, I'm on retail.
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  5. #25


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    That's interesting, is there a link for that?

    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    I just placed an order for two Win8 Pro full versions from PC world at 49.99 each! Think I will get some more and sell them at a higher price later then lol
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That's interesting, is there a link for that?

    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    I just placed an order for two Win8 Pro full versions from PC world at 49.99 each! Think I will get some more and sell them at a higher price later then lol
    MICROSOFT Windows 8 Pro at cheap prices | Pcworld

    It says 'Full Edition" so I am guessing its 'Home Builder' but don't really know.

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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by hostelo View Post
    im confused on this can anyone shed light on the subject?

    if you had the RP installed or install the RTM version how much will it cost to activate windows 8?

    can you just install the RTM that is circleing around and just pay the activation? if so, how much?
    Yes, you can upgrade from RP for that price( win 8 Pro upgrade $40) according to rumours. I am waiting for the equivalent price in .
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  8. #28


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    Thanks for posting the link PhoneMan

    Well I wasn't sure what version it was so I sent an email to PC world and they told me it was the full retail edition. Didn't think about the 'home builder', is that the same as OEM? Now I am really confused
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  9. #29


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    Hard to tell what that means.

    It might the same as the $69.99 US offer.

    Previously a straight $ to was expected .
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  10. #30


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Thanks for posting the link PhoneMan

    Well I wasn't sure what version it was so I sent an email to PC world and they told me it was the full retail edition. Didn't think about the 'home builder', is that the same as OEM? Now I am really confused
    As far as I have read their is no Full Retail version, at least by that name. It looks like the Home Builder is the new Full Retail with a different name as it can be transferred to another PC.

    Jim
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