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Windows 7: Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

19 Sep 2012   #141
latecomer

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i tried the free trial download of win8, ill stay with 7. win8 is for those who like touching their screens. and hunting for the power down button. sellers here are offering win8 for 14.99 as an upgrade. theyre really trying to push it, plus i heard it will be cheaper to buy full version of win8 for clean installation.
the biggest flaw i seen in win8 is no start menu.


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19 Sep 2012   #142
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

If you buy a computer now, you can get a Windows 8 upgrade for $14.99.
From October 26 to January '13 you can get an upgrade version of Windows 8 for $39.99.
The Windows 8 other versions are going to be roughly the same price as Windows 7 versions.

Windows 8 pricing for system builders said to be roughly the same as Windows 7
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19 Sep 2012   #143
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im like the others, i'll stay with win7 till the end. i paid 99 bucks for my win7 and its works great.
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19 Sep 2012   #144
Dave76

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That's entirely your choice, Windows 7 is a great OS, just wanted to clarify the Windows 8 pricing.
I think there are going to be a lot of people staying with Windows 7.
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19 Sep 2012   #145
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
That's entirely your choice, Windows 7 is a great OS, just wanted to clarify the Windows 8 pricing.
I think there are going to be a lot of people staying with Windows 7.
yes cause theres no start menu in win8, and when you want to shut down you have to hunt for power icon in upper right corner. then choose from the list.
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19 Sep 2012   #146
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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.
I pre-ordered my Windows 7 at Tesco and paid £44.97 for it. I was running Vista at the time and dual booted for awhile when 7 first came out.
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19 Sep 2012   #147
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by latecomer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
That's entirely your choice, Windows 7 is a great OS, just wanted to clarify the Windows 8 pricing.
I think there are going to be a lot of people staying with Windows 7.
yes cause theres no start menu in win8, and when you want to shut down you have to hunt for power icon in upper right corner. then choose from the list.
The open source program Classic Shell will provide a Start menu as well as the shutdown button with restart but no logoff or sleep, hibernate options. You can't right click on the button to see it set to restart or logoff either or customize and hide notifications as you would normally do with the normal Start but at least that's an option available.

Just as suspected back in 2009 at first running 7 I knew the next to come would tend to be a hard sell. But more and more people are making a lasting decision about either going for broke with 8 or playing it smart by staying with 7!

With the way MS stripped things out of the new version upon us do you have to wonder why the advanced upgrade offers are cheap as ever? People won't pay the same while knowing they are getting less!
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19 Sep 2012   #148
AC

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Holy... I will be getting W8! I Just installed the Enterprise RTM on a touch screen monitor, and this is... amazing! I love it! Worth the 39.99!
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19 Sep 2012   #149
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 17.3 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
With the way MS stripped things out of the new version upon us do you have to wonder why the advanced upgrade offers are cheap as ever? People won't pay the same while knowing they are getting less!
“Let the buyer beware.”

I think that MS is counting on people not finding out until it's too late.
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20 Sep 2012   #150
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Holy... I will be getting W8! I Just installed the Enterprise RTM on a touch screen monitor, and this is... amazing! I love it! Worth the 39.99!
Now hold your arms out constantly to touch the screen hour after hour rather then a point and click. If you spend a great deal of time in front of a desktop keeping that arm extended is going to get tiresome real fast!

Ironically I have to agree with the $40 price! That's about what it is worth to most as far as an OS is concerned due to the drastic changes without options! "Cheapo OS" will likely become the label for it!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
With the way MS stripped things out of the new version upon us do you have to wonder why the advanced upgrade offers are cheap as ever? People won't pay the same while knowing they are getting less!
“Let the buyer beware.”

I think that MS is counting on people not finding out until it's too late.
The hammer falls after you are involved with 8 and MS says: "We got you good this time around!" as they laugh to the bank!

Meanwhile once you realize half the things are gone or stripped down as far as what is supported like people asking about WMP and XP being told 9 lacked while updating to WMP 10 works. Then you have to tell them that WMP 13 or whatever is now seen in 8 is no longer able to play dvd movies!

WMP 10-12 all set to go! WMP to come??? GGrrrrr... "what's this now?!" will be the expression on people's faces once they realize "hey things are missing!"
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