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"Windows 9 leak reveals ‘awesome’ upgrade pricing for XP and Windows 8 users"

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Sasqui, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Sasqui

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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Entirely depends on whether you can do a clean install with them or not.
     
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    Of course not, silly. I don't recall any MS upgrade being from a clean install.
     
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    Every single one of the since Vista you could do a clean install with. As a matter of fact Ive never NOT done a clean install with the windows 8 upgrade.
     
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    Id spend $20 for windows 9 upgrade.
     
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    Actually, you can do a clean install with upgrade editions, you just have to provide the OS disc of an eligible older OS for the installer to verify.

    But anyway, you can't do an upgrade from XP to 7, let alone 9. So it would have to be a clean install by necessity.
     
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    Considering it seems they've learned from the arrogance of Win 8, I'd be willing to try it for $20. 4K support too, or so the source says.
     
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    Ill just keep rearming every 90 days and reinstall after the uses are up. :laugh: (assuming that will continue to be a thing)
     
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    Why every time the subject is Windows, crazy silly stuff is writen? Unable to do clean install with an upgrade? hahahaha
     
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    I'm pretty sure there are workarounds for doing a clean install with an upgrade.
     
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    I'd definitely take Win9 for $20! Not that I dislike 8 but it'd be nice to try it out regardless. I hope the rumors are true :)
     
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    Nothing required to clean instal with W8 upgrade. It was $14 and a reg hack. But yes it should be able to clean install on the upgrade
     
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    Hell I do mine without a registry hack. Works like a charm.
     
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    I'm hoping. The other rumor is that they finally separated the front end intereface for tablets (at least I read for RT) and same for desktops. That's what they should have done with Win 8 from the start.

    And you also have a large member. We get it.
     
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    No, my friend, you are suprising me. It ALWAYS asks you between Update existing or Custom install (which is your only choice if you use a empty hard drive).
     
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    Bottom line is you CAN DO A CLEAN INSTALL with an upgrade OS. You have been able to for sometime.
     
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    whatever... you CAN... the best solution backing up your activation tokens and making custom backed install medium for your PC as many did using Microsoft Integrator Toolkit...
     
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    I would be in for sure at $20!! Time will tell.
     
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    Jeez, I just threw away a bunch of Win XP keys as I didn't think I'd ever need them again :(
     
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    Seriously, it would be a very useful thread to show how. No doubt, highly dependent on the scenario?
     
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    You wont need the XP keys
     
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    Hell, doing a clean install from an upgrade goes back to, for me at least, the XP days. All I had to do was pop in theW98 CD for XP upgrade to check, and I had a fully installed XP Pro. It was a cheap way to buy an OS! So it's been awhile now. W98 was my first OS, so I can't speak about before that.
     
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    For those things MDL forum exists...
     
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    happy news with all the XP home/pro keys i have at home ... will see how they price the upgrade from 7 to 9 (i have 2 PC under 7 Pro also )
     
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    I'm gonna stick with W8.1 for awhile. Myself and fiance are both on board now with 8.1 (I just made the move last wkd). I'll consider 9 for my HTPC (which uses W7 because I shouldn't have to pay extra for Media Center) if you don't have to give them your youngest child to get Media Center with it.
     

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