Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

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Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:48 pm

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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:01 pm

I can't believe that they offered this deal to the people in the dark ages still running Windows XP. That's a real bargain.
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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:18 pm

They're either incredibly confident or running scared because Apple upgrades their OS for $29.99, I can't tell which. Who cares, I guess. We all win.

I'd like to try out Windows 8 but I don't have any spare PCs anymore - just my desktop and my wife's notebook. I don't feel that using a virtual machine is giving the preview a fair shake, either.
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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:23 pm

derFunkenstein wrote: I'd like to try out Windows 8 but I don't have any spare PCs anymore - just my desktop and my wife's notebook.
That's a fine excuse to build a new one! :lol:
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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:02 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:I don't feel that using a virtual machine is giving the preview a fair shake, either.


That's a lot truer than I thought it would be - I've fired it and Server 2012 up in VMs, but I get bored pretty quickly with it and don't end up with a good feel for it.
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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:21 pm

I jumped all over this upgrade deal when they offered it for Win7.

After having spent some time with the Win8 RC build, I think I'll pass.
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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:57 pm

I've got some users who have to buy their own Windows licenses & are now on XP. They might be interested in spending $40/ea instead of whatever a standard Win7 Pro license is.
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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:26 am

Sargent Duck wrote:I jumped all over this upgrade deal when they offered it for Win7.

After having spent some time with the Win8 RC build, I think I'll pass.


Yes indeedy. The best way to get rid of Metro is not to get involved with it in the first place. IMO, W8 will be a disaster.
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Re: Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade

Postposted on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:36 am

I'll buy at least one license, just to get familiar with it and in case something I buy down the road requires it.
$40 is not too bad.
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