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#1 ComputerEd

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

If you are even considering buying Windows 8 you need to do it now. After this month the price for Windows 8 goes through the roof, so now is the best time to buy, even if you do not plan to use it right now.

 

http://www.pcworld.c...ter-jan-31.html

 

I will go even farther and say if you are building a new PC buy Windows 8 right now for it. The methods of getting the upgrade to install on a clean system are well documented so I will not go into them here. However consider this. Right now you can buy a Windows 8 upgrade for well below the cost of Windows 7. Windows 8 at it's core is essentially a cleaned up and optimized version of Windows 7. For $5 you can put on Start 8 and never touch the Metro interface, giving you the same interface as Windows 7 with all the improvements to the core 8 has made and even the extra $5 is still less money than buying Windows 7. Plus you have more versatility since you can also use the Metro interface in the future if you decide to without having to buy a new OS.

 

However once these price changes hit I find it hard to suggest buying Windows 8. So buy now...


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Funny , I just a bought another copy of win 7 after reading this . I won't touch 8 unless its free

Edit: you can get win 7 pro cheaper than 8

Edited by hornybluecow, 20 January 2013 - 09:40 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Don't Buy Windows 8 EVER!

 

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I have Winows 8, never touched it after a few days of trying it. Still on Windows 7.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

I'm just now switching to Windows 7 so tain't interested in Win 8. But good catch Ed.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

If it was free on a new pc first thing I would do is uninstall and load W7.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I'll wait for Windows Blue, meant to be releasing this summer but I can endure :D Windows 7 for another couple of months... or years.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I noticed that article is for Retail upgrade, who buy retail anyways? OEM isn't going to change prices and win 7 pro is $110 vs windows 8 $140. the upgrades are both like $80.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I noticed that article is for Retail upgrade, who buy retail anyways? OEM isn't going to change prices and win 7 pro is $110 vs windows 8 $140. the upgrades are both like $80.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

I'll wait for Windows Blue, meant to be releasing this summer but I can endure :D Windows 7 for another couple of months... or years.

 

According to sources Windows Blue shares the SAME Metro interface and will be to Win8 what Win7 was to Vista.... the same but more polished


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

 

I'll wait for Windows Blue, meant to be releasing this summer but I can endure :D Windows 7 for another couple of months... or years.

 

According to sources Windows Blue shares the SAME Metro interface and will be to Win8 what Win7 was to Vista.... the same but more polished

 

 

Yes but it will be much improved, will run better than W8 due to Kernel update and some deeper changes(W8 is already fast so yay!) and will be very cheap! Sounds like a win for waiting :) 


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

the way they make it sound it will be a Pay-For Service Pack.....


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Seems like a marketing tactic to me...


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