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Windows 7: Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

04 Jul 2012   #11
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
Just shows someone at Microsoft awoke to the fact that Windows 8 might not be a big hit with the normal desktop crowd. Was there a deal this good before Windows 7 came out?

I'll be staying with Windows 7.
They had a limited time Win7 upgrade sale price of $50.

Will be getting a couple of the Win8 upgrade when on sale.
Been using it predominately for a while and it's pretty easy to get setup so you can work from the desktop.

Can understand those that don't like it, choice is a great thing.


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04 Jul 2012   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

That's a tempting price but I think I'll pass. Like most I'm in no big hurry to run Windows 8 on my desktop or laptop. They all have Windows 7 on them thank you very much.
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04 Jul 2012   #13
Anthony

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Wouldn't install it if I was given it. Windows 8 would end up in the trash with Vista!!

No Thanks
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05 Jul 2012   #14
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

MS coming out with the pre-emptive big guns for vendor lock-in with the enthusiast crowd... Notice it's the pro edition that's being offered..
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05 Jul 2012   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
MS coming out with the pre-emptive big guns for vendor lock-in with the enthusiast crowd... Notice it's the pro edition that's being offered..
That's because the bottom level Windows 8 won't let you upgrade from Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate. Only Home Premium or lower. Windows 8 Pro allows upgrading from all versions of Windows 7.
Windows 8 Will Come in Four Versions | PCWorld
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07 Jul 2012   #16
flexinc1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I will be staying on win 7 too. Sorry
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07 Jul 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Notice this quote from a Microsoft rep way down in the comments to that posting:

"if you are building a PC, you will want to purchase the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro System Builder product. Otherwise, you will need to install that retail copy of Windows 7 you already have and then upgrade. A previous version of Windows (Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7) must be installed on the PC you are wanting to upgrade."

So, if you intend to use this $40 deal, you must first install Windows 7 on a new build and then upgrade from 7. Or buy the more expensive "System Builder" product.

I'm not interested even if it were given away unless it had a more traditional interface.
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07 Jul 2012   #18
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Oh you guys. 8 isn't that bad. I mean, Metro isn't the greatest, but there's still the traditional desktop. I'll buy it because it's a good deal, and if it's stable.
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07 Jul 2012   #19
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Notice this quote from a Microsoft rep way down in the comments to that posting:

"if you are building a PC, you will want to purchase the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro System Builder product. Otherwise, you will need to install that retail copy of Windows 7 you already have and then upgrade. A previous version of Windows (Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7) must be installed on the PC you are wanting to upgrade."

So, if you intend to use this $40 deal, you must first install Windows 7 on a new build and then upgrade from 7. Or buy the more expensive "System Builder" product.

I'm not interested even if it were given away unless it had a more traditional interface.
If it's still less than $100 then I'll be OK with it.

But will it take out the loophole where you can install over clean (unkeyed) Win 8 installation?
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07 Jul 2012   #20
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
You Are Soooo Right

I am with Monster. I wouldn't up grade to 8 if they gave me 40 bucks.
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