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Windows 7: Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

05 Sep 2012   #131
slurp812

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Balmer says Metro I mean , "Modern UI" (WTF?) is the shit. Resistance is futile, bla bla.. I understand there are already ways around this crap:

Thinix RetroUI lets Windows 8 users step off the Metro, stick to the classic desktop -- Engadget


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05 Sep 2012   #132
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There will probably be a lot of demand for alternatives - putting back what MS has removed.
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05 Sep 2012   #133
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The Classic Shell option solved that fast enough while the rest are nothing more then 'money makers" exploiting the opportunity to cash in on 8 hardships! Yet some love the changes 8 is bringing in?!

In the final analysis however what MS did as to why the price tag is so low compared to what was seen for the previous versions is how they started stripping out features you would generally expect to be included in Windows such as dvd playback and video support seen since WMP 10 while 9 for XP required separate codecs be purchased. The Media Center included since 2005 removed and now to be sold separately at the apps store.

Once you strip away the media features you then add the touchscreen gui best serving Tablet PC tossed on as the new desktop. If you don't download an alternative like the Classic Shell you end up creating a shortcut or pinning the programs folder somewhere to once again find everything.

The real headache however if you don't have the Control Panel in view when opening up a "File Browser" no longer Windows Explorer window is looking for one hidden right click menu of some CP items here and then another Settings bar hidden when hovering the cursor over just the right spot for some others. And then you still don't find everything since even the look is far different.

For the advanced user the places will be found in some fashion in a reasonable amount of time. For the novice or less computer literate the "confusion go on"! Confusion say: "This is Windows 8! take it or leave it! But you are stuck with it if you do!"
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06 Sep 2012   #134
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Thanks for the classic shell link! I may be getting windows 8...
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06 Sep 2012   #135
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's an excellent freeware for 8. It won't see the right click options however like you would see on 7 for customizing the System notifications as well as changing the shutdown button's shutdown to restart or logoff as well as changing Start items from links to folder views.

The image attached here shows how it look in general before you have a number of programs installed. Presently I still have the RP on the Oracle VirtualBox when I need to take a look at something.


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13 Sep 2012   #136
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I saw the other day that you can pre-order Windows 8 from Tesco for 49.99 which is more than I paid for Windows 7 when I pre ordered that.
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13 Sep 2012   #137
SIW2

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I think it was 39.99 at tesco for win7 - if I remember correctly, tesco and others were able to sell it for less than the initial quoted price.

Factor in 3 yrs inflation and it isn't much different for the boxed dvd.

What is different is the very cheap offer if you d/l the installer - instead of getting the physical product in a box.
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13 Sep 2012   #138
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Want one even cheaper far cheaper then that? Try 24.99 as the price Amazon, UK is fetching. Windows 8 UK cost confirmed as 24.99 - News - Trusted Reviews

Speaking about preorders Sofpedia just had a report on the W8 Phones for Europe. Windows Phone 8 Handsets Already Up for Pre-Order in Europe - Softpedia
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18 Sep 2012   #139
fomik

Windows 7
 
 

I have not tested it. But if it's good i am definitely buying.
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18 Sep 2012   #140
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Some are now saying it is more stable then 7 while others find it problematic. But some of those finding 8 more stable as they say also have the RTM not the RP running having TechNet or MSDN subscriptions.
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