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Windows 7: Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99


23 Aug 2012   #111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

It depends on what you are looking for! When you have a lot going on you have to decide if you like the new W8 look?



Or you need something a bit more "flexible" when having a large volume of programs on!



I couldn't find any way to strechhhhhhhhh... the Start screen outward rather then scroll it endlessly to handle this volume of primary shortcuts for the large number of apps let alone the secondary shortcuts you would also find in the Start>Programs folders.

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23 Aug 2012   #112

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LOL NH

Tablet users are not expected to have all that many programs - or drives.

It is a tablet o/s after all.
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23 Aug 2012   #113

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Awww geee... I guess the Tablet PC users are going to end up between a rock and a hard place!

Well that would be the case for those still running a desktop with a Tablet touchscreen OS on it. Now just imagine all htose shortcuts on the new Metro Start screen.
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23 Aug 2012   #114

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Agreed

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Let me translate that for you - they are trying to squeeze more money out of the unsuspecting users.
Agreed 100%.

That's also why there is the "big push" for users to integrate everything in "The Cloud".

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL NH

Tablet users are not expected to have all that many programs - or drives.

It is a tablet o/s after all.
I disagree with this though.

MS are betting that consumers will install hundreds of "Angry Birds" style Apps.
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23 Aug 2012   #115

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Naturally! You have to keep that Metro Apps store busy!
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24 Aug 2012   #116

Windows & Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I think you will get the offer.
MS are having to work hard to shift this thing.
If they were really trying to dispose of this OS then they would have given some indication of where one could purchase it. I have tried to find a retailer with no success. Perhaps one needs the secret handshake?
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24 Aug 2012   #117

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MagusMagnus View Post
I'll hold out until XP-quality programming returns to Microsoft (not going to be holding my breath on that one). And I am in fact being perfectly serious.
Hi there
C'mon Guy -- what do you mean by "Quality Programming".

When XP first appeared - especially with the activation methods people were screaming all over the place and XP was labelled as Windows eXPensive.

Whatever you say about whether you LIKE or DISLIKE about Windows 8 -- Quality prorgramming isn't at fault.

OK the look might be horrible -- but there are significant improvements to Windows 8 that DO make it a decent OS from a "Technical" point of view --for example system security beats Windows 7 hands down -- no more being able to hack the "Memory buffer leak" (If you don't know about that one then you really shouldn't be posting about "quality of programming") and even the "security experts" are saying Windows 8 has finally some decent security in it.

Things also like keeping track of your data updates and Virtual ISO mounting are nice added features too.

While the actual design of the metro tiles themselves does look absolutely horrible - the idea of working based on what you actually do rather than a hierarchical selection via "Applications" is quite logical --for example if I use EXCEL, Cmd prompt and Notepad a lot TOGETHER why should I have to get EXCEL from MS office menu, CMD prompt and notepad from Accessories etc -- and I don't want a horrible cluttered quick launch bar either.

It takes a different way of working -- and while I agree Windows 8 has a horrible tile design - it's not at all bad performance wise.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Aug 2012   #118

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I haven't heard many (any?) complaints about the footprint and performance.
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24 Aug 2012   #119
Microsoft MVP

 

I like the Explorer copy graph, however I just tried to find Select All and those menus are a big mess. Need a map.
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24 Aug 2012   #120

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't think it is on sale till the end of October.

I also think that deal is only available if you get it from MS store and d/l it.

They will probabaly set up a dedicated site for it - similar to what they are doing now ( this is different deal - only applies if you bought a windows pc since June 2nd )

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...fer?SignedIn=1

Not sure I would call it an upgrade though.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by homeboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I think you will get the offer.
MS are having to work hard to shift this thing.
If they were really trying to dispose of this OS then they would have given some indication of where one could purchase it. I have tried to find a retailer with no success. Perhaps one needs the secret handshake?
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 Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99




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