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Windows 8 Pricing Revealed

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Covert_Death

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    holy crap affordable prices!

    maybe fewer pirates now
     
  2. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I was hoping they'd sell it for less than Windows 7 but that was apparently wishful thinking. :(
     
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    The restriction for the initial promotional pricing is 5 licenses per user. But I figure if you somehow ever do run into that hard limit you just get a buddy to order the licenses for you. Or order using a different credit/debit card or something. I'm not sure how they enforce that limit of theirs but it only exists for the promotional pricing period.
     
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    Add $50 for Australia :(

    At least it would still be cheaper than windows 7. But I think I'll be sticking with windows 7 for a while yet.
     
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    So whose going to bite the bullet and upgrade to win 8? Cant see the point for myself atm.

    I use my screen for viewing and working on photos, vids, work and sometimes games, the last thing i want is finger marks all over it.

    I know, i know, it's the future blah blah and all that, but meh, if it aint broke, dont fix it.
     
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    I'll be getting my free license of pro in the mail soon enough so ill have to try it.
     
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    Where is mailman proclaiming the holy epicness of windows 8
     
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    What a ripoff, we don't even get an OS-tan.
     
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    I already have (through Dreamspark premium) and I don't have a touch screen, never will, I don't use metro either, and i never really used the start menu so for me Windows 8 is awesome. For me Win8 is just like Win7 but better. :)
     
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    Linux Ubuntu 12.10 here :D :D :D
     
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    Isn't 32 bit Windows dead yet?!? Seriously, who the hell is still installing the 32 bit crap??
     
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    You have three types of licenses:
    Personal System Builder
    Personal Upgrade
    OEM System Builder

    PSB the key is yours forever and you can install it on any computer. Microsoft support will only support the first install every other install is your own support and guidance.
    PU the key is yours forever and you can install it on any computer that is upgradable. Microsoft support will only support the first install every other install is your own support and guidance.
    OEMSB the key is the OEMs and computers and you can only have it on the computer that was given to you. Microsoft support will only support the OEM and the first install but if the OEM gives you the System Builder OS it goes under the PSB license. In the case that the OEM does give it to you they are not legally bound to give you any support OS wise.
     
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    I'm on board with a $14.99 upgrade and the $69.99 upgrade
     
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    I have an Asus Eee Slate EP121 Core i5 (quad thread 470UM 1.33GHz Turbo Boost up to 1.86GHz) based Windows 7 tablet PC. It came with a 64GB mSATA SSD, 4GB of RAM, a 12.1” 1280 x 800 multi-touch screen, a Wacom digitizer (pressure sensitive), Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n wireless and more. Its a little old now but still very serviceable and fast.

    I’ve been thinking about upgrading the mSATA SSD to 256GB and maybe the combo Bluetooth + WiFi card to 802.11b/g/n/ac.

    However, I have already upgraded it to Windows 8 Pro RTM via my Microsoft Technet subscription. It works fairly well (not perfect but fairly good) and is indeed faster on the tablet then Windows 7 Home Premium was. In a lot of ways I find it easier to use too
     
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    What i need to know is if i can do a clean install on the pro upgrade like i was able to do with the win 7 pro upgrade.
     
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    this x 1000

    call me OCD but i ONLY do clean installs....
     
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    Yes, you can do a clean install. I'm not sure why you would think you couldn't.

    Stallman and the entire FSF can go suck a chode.

    I plan on purchasing at least two upgrades and I definitely plan on using it on my desktop. You do realize you're not required to use with a touchscreen, right? You still have a full desktop available to you? It doesn't automagically transform your current monitor into a touchscreen and force you into using Metro apps. Such a silly notion you have. :rolleyes:

    Hell, I'm still deciding what to do for network storage. Whether I want to go with a Synology NAS, or build my own full fledged server with the ability to do real-time Transcoding via Plex. And if I do go with the server, I don't know whether to go with the older (but much cheaper) WHS 2011, or go with Windows 8 Server 2012 Essentials - because it looks damn nice from all the reviews I've read and seen. Decisions, decisions.
     
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    Here you go:

    Clean install with Windows 8 Upgrade
     
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  21. btarunr

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    Microsoft doesn't care where you get the installation media from, it's the license to use the software that's on sale. "Pro Pack" comes in handy if you have multiple PCs. Buy just one retail pack (which has the install media), use the same media on those multiple PCs, with a Pro Pack unique key per PC.

    Personally, I plan to get the *.iso for Windows 8 Pro from the internet, and use a Pro Pack to activate it. It's 100% legal and ethical.
     
  22. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    So what's the big deal with Win8? Why is Microsoft hyping it so much(other than greed)?
    AFAIK, 8 offers no new DirectX or features(for desktop), it's simply a facelift.
     
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  23. erixx

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    not at all ^^
    Read technet about w8

    Anyways, the none-pro crowds can install Media Center for free from the Options. (I see this question coming :)
     
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    I would hope so. This is windows 7. For $69 you are paying for a Tablet GUI, not an upgrade.

    For previous windows 7 owners, this should be free, or $20 with support.

    The pricing is great for a new operating system though.
     
  25. Covert_Death

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    lol its not win7 at all... i fail to see why people keep making this comparison, it is a HUGE upgrade under the hood not simply a facelift. look at boot times! good luck ever getting win7 to boot in 7 seconds and the performance improvements is a long list to go over

    this truly is an upgrade, with a crappy UI
     

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