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Windows 7: optical disk installation of Windows 8 after a hard disk crash

22 Oct 2012   #1
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
optical disk installation of Windows 8 after a hard disk crash

I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then how much more will it cost?

If not, then how should I ensure that I can easily install Windows 8 after a hard disk crash? Do I have to keep my Samsung optical disk of Windows 7?


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22 Oct 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan View Post
I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to Windows 8. Will there be an installation disk for Windows 8 available at this price and if not, then how much more will it cost?

If not, then how should I ensure that I can easily install Windows 8 after a hard disk crash? Do I have to keep my Samsung optical disk of Windows 7?
I'm not positive, but I'd guess a $14.99 price for Win 8 would be a download, unless Samsung is offering some special promotional price for a disc.

I've seen a price of $69.99 for Windows 8 Professional, which I think is for a disc.

I'd find out what that $14.99 price is good for. It may be for an ISO download, in which case you could burn the ISO to a disc.

I'd keep the Windows 7 disc regardless. If you are like most people, you probably will find 7 preferable to 8.
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22 Oct 2012   #3
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The $14.99 offer is from Microsoft. I certainly hope it's an ISO.
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22 Oct 2012   #4
theog

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01 Nov 2012   #5
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
promotional pricing email for Windows 8 seems late

Still no sign of my promotional pricing email and it's almost a week over due. It seems that a DVD is also available but no mention of the price.

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Windows Upgrade Offer will be available to order from October 26, 2012 until February 28, 2013. Around October 26, 2012, you will receive another email that includes your personal promotion code which enables you to receive the special promotional pricing for the digital download of Windows 8 Pro. That email will also include instructions on how to order the Windows 8 Pro download and how to purchase an optional DVD.
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01 Nov 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Of course you should keep your W7 disc. How are you gonna reinstall 7 if your hard drive dies and you get rid of it ? Why would you ever get rid of it ?

Why do you think something`s up with your drive ? Getting messages ? You just got the pc in June. It has at least a year warranty on it. I hope you have backed up all your stuff.

Have you used 8 yet ? You`ll hate it.
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