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    News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    If they are suggesting people do the upgrade themselves........ They are probably going to have one hell of a shock.
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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    I don't think many people are going to be put off from buying a pc before windows 8.

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    I wonder how many people will be asking for a similar downgrade option once win 8 is out...
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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I wonder how many people will be asking for a similar downgrade option once win 8 is out...
    They'd probably be willing to pay more than $15 for that

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Yeah, I'm trying to find a reasonably priced win7 pro retail soon...

    I don't get why you have to pay again though? Surely you've already kinda paid for it?

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Can you turn the Metro feature off ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    "Windows 8 Professional Ultimate users will be offered the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro only"

    Is that a mistake?
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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Can you turn the Metro feature off ?
    Not exactly, but it takes literally one click after startup to get into "traditional" Windows desktop mode. It's not a big deal, people are just jumping on the ill-informed hyperbole bandwagon as usual.

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I wonder how many people will be asking for a similar downgrade option once win 8 is out...
    Microsoft being Microsoft will charge you for this option. This is exactly what they have been doing with 7 and users wanting XP.

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Thanks Jay, sorted that.

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I wonder how many people will be asking for a similar downgrade option once win 8 is out...
    So many, why move to windows 8, when you've only just moved to windows 7! What benefit does it give to your business.
    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Microsoft being Microsoft will charge you for this option. This is exactly what they have been doing with 7 and users wanting XP.
    Nah if you don't need media and are a volume customer, it will be free, OEM probably free.

    Better than having to buy service packs and not getting a 10 year security update cycle, like apple or adobe.
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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Sixth word in this article is incorrect. :-)

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    I am currently using Win 7 Ultimate 64bit, and I would like a copy of Win 8 too. I hope they offer a free copy to Ultimate users (considering the cost outlay for this version. Or at least the option to purchase the Win 8 Pro/Ultimate version for a considerable discount.
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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    Quote Originally Posted by Malphas View Post
    Not exactly, but it takes literally one click after startup to get into "traditional" Windows desktop mode. It's not a big deal, people are just jumping on the ill-informed hyperbole bandwagon as usual.
    There's no non-Metro start button, so it doesn't help much.

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    Re: News - Windows 8 Pro upgrade $14.99 for new PC buyers

    i'd be interested in a free upgrade or a huge discount for windows8. But would I change to windows 8 probably not as I'm content with all the features windows 7 has i might wait until windows 9/10 comes along

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