Sources Say New Windows 7 PC Buyers Will Be Able To Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro For $15

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wal789

my roomate's aunt makes $83/hr on the laptop. She has been without work for 8 months but last month her pay was $8682 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site...NuttyRich.com

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j_j_montez

Better than the usual spam, but still obvious. Keep it up, I'm sure someone will fall for it. (I know the spammers won't read this, but I still has to say something.)

On another note, I've been trying out the pre-release as well. What I would change is that when you click on the desktop icon, that is takes you to the conventional desktop: start menu and all. I don't see it being difficult to program it in, and it gives people choices, which I am always a fan of. I understand this interface will take some getting used to, but it shouldn't have to. I don't see a good reason for this new version. I may have to go back to my job at the 3rd party Apple retailer store. We saw a big boost in sales while Vista was out, and I could use the commission.

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Teeebs

You guys might want to fix your headline. It appears to say "upgrade to Windows 8".

Surely you meant DOWNGRADE.

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Keith E. Whisman

What really bothers me bad about Windows 8 is that it's TouchScreen friendly and the obvious choice for a touch screen based home theater system with remote control and the whole enchilada. I'm thinking of a an easy to use jukebox, movie archive, just everything living room entertainmentcentric. So why finally with a true touchscreen and entertainment friendly OS did they feel the need to make Media Center for the first time since Window XP a separate download and purchase? Makes no sense at all. I would only use Windows 8 for computers with touchscreen throughout the house such as in the living room, kitchen, and maybe for the kids. Without the six foot couch friendly interface its all just a waist when it comes to what I really want to use it for. Media Center is perfect for living room and kitchen. I wont be upgrading to Windows 8 anytime soon until I decide on an entertainment system. Computers without a touchscreen will be keeping windows 7 in my house.

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youngbud

Windows 8 Fuck... that shit!! "pabst blue ribbon"

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Microsoft would have to pay ME to run Windows 8. They can shove that OS up their A-S-S.

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TrollBot5000

Wheres the article about Forbes naming Steve Ballmer the worst ceo??

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angryone

After trying Windows 8 CP, Microsoft would have to pay me to get to me upgrade to Windows 8, and a LOT more than $15!

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RaptorJohnson

I can't think of any reason to do this, even if it were free.

I'm pretty happy with Win7 and I do not see a need to ever upgrade.

I know they'll make me eventually.

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Engelsstaub

Am I, "MacBoy," the only one here who thinks Windows 8 is going to be OK? :P (Troll me hard. The only thing I ask is that it be clever and/or entertaining.)

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Dartht33bagger

I'd be fine with it if I could turn off metro. I also want the ability to use small icons and only combine when taskbar is full (like I currently do on Windows 7 to emulate the older style taskbar).

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Shadow Death

Though I doubt anyone will troll you for your opinion, I will voice mine. I think they should allow the Metro UI to be disabled for those who don't want it. I'd actually love it if they built in an option like the Start8 menu from Stardock for those of us who don't want that big menu.

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Ashton2091

I was thinking the same thing. Due to the fact that, most users don't own touchscreen monitors. Metro should def be a OPTION...kind of like the Windows 7 Touch Pack.

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digitaldoc77

I think they forgot that the same thing happened when Windows Vista got replaced by Windows 7. At the time, I think the cost was $10, but for that upgrade it was well worth it.

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aarcane

If the metro UI were a second-class citizen until it's been thoroughly and fully polished, I'd consider it. However, This whole charging paying customers for upgrades thing is so 1990s. For example, nearly every (a VAST majority of) linux distribution provides FREE upgrades for LIFE. Besides, with all of microsoft's whining and moaning about piracy, if they dropped the price of their OS to $20, $30, and $40 for regular, pro, and ultimate editions, I know of NOBODY who would still even consider pirating the OS.
As it is, with the current pricing scheme and the beta interface, Windows 8 is going to be the next Windows 9. That said, I'm officially predicting that windows 10 will be decent again. That has of course been the pattern since about Windows 3x.

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maxeeemum

It's not free because it's to cover the cost of all the outraged customers that will want Best Buy, Staples, etc. to put Windows 7 back on their computer because it doesn't work any more. Windows 8 is so bad the average user will not be able to use it. After using the DP and CP versions I wouldn't use it if it was free.

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Dartht33bagger

Why would anyone want Windows 8 over Windows 7? Windows 7 is the superior OS.

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Ashton2091

You know....the sad thing is, that wouldn't be the case if they didn't get silly with Windows 8. The under the hood improvements are great. But the metro interface should be a option that can be activated, IF you have a touchscreen monitor. Soooo many mistakes. Hell, Windows 8 could have been superior....but as you stated....it is not due to goofy choices.

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Kinetic

No thanks, I'd rather spend it on booze.
Or anything else not Win8 related really...

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wolfing

they're paying me $15 to get Windows 8? hmm... dunno, don't think so... oh wait, what? They want me to pay to downgrade to Windows 8?
But seriously, if they completely remove the Metro interface and leave it as it is in Windows 7, but with the internal improvements, I'd gladly get it, but I don't want an ipad interface on my desktop, thank you.

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Marcbman

But on Windows 8 there's a slide to unlock, for those rare occasions you put your desktop in your pocket! And who doesn't want giant clunky buttons that are designed for a touch screen strewn across their start menu? Touch interfaces TOTALLY work flawlessly and smoothly with a mouse and keyboard.

I mean, are you suggesting that Microsoft may have been too lazy to write a new OS and is just recycling Windows Phone 7? Preposterous!

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win7fanboi

win 8.... trying to suppress auto gag reflex

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loozer

why? Windows 8 is pretty nice, and the start menu has been improved.

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kevaskous

Read name, move along, move along.

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Ashton2091

LOL

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limitbreaker

I hope they make windows 9 a lot more resource hungry, with full 3d interface that you navigate with a helicopter controller for dept and that makes you NeeD 32gb of ram.

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knipfty

Couple this with Intel realeasing a 128 bit chip and it could be a lot of fun...

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bigrigross

They really don't want to saturate the market with Windows 8 do they? After messing with the Preview and Beta, and then reading about all the stuff they stripped out, I am wondering if they hired a development team and a advertisement team full of high school drop outs...

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loozer

Huh? What, like Media center, Image backup, and all that other stuff that has free superior 3rd party alternatives? It'll take me over 5 minutes to download replacements.

I'll probably only miss minesweeper and maybe purble place....

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Ashton2091

as far as media center is concerned...i've used every alternative there is. Media Center is by far the best imo. It's one of Microsoft's least talked about successful products. of course the Media Broswer 3rd party plugin adds even more functionality and navigation as far as movies are concerned. Also, not everyone knows about 3rd party alternatives. If they do, then not all know how to set it up. for PC junkies like us...it's a breeze for casual users...not so much.

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Slurpy

What you are forgetting is how much it will suck when you have to use a PC that ISN'T one that you have tuned to your liking. Work PCs, parents', etc.

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TechLarry

Downgrades are supposed to be cheap :)

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Marcbman

Well how else are they supposed to attract Mac users? =P

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Aksparks04

Yeah . . . if they paid me $15 it wouldn't be worth the time spent wiping Win7 and loading Win8 or installing it on a new HDD/partition.

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loozer

Hey, I'd rather wipe and fresh install a new laptop. It's probably faster than uninstalling all of the bloatware that comes on it anyways.

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whr4usa

for the record loozer you're absolutely correct as for systems which are new or being upgraded to 7 this is exactly what I do for my business
...all I need is a single bootable flashdrive with Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit with 'ei.cfg' filesystem-disabled so that check summations return valid but any Edition can be selected and the latest Chipset/motherboard multidriver package (preferably WHQL if available) and I'm done in an halfhour
...the usermode configuration is what requires the rest of the day ha

that's one of the great unspoken innovations with Windows 7 is having a single image that can be activated with any license on any hardware . . . vista varies across different service pack revisions as to what license types can be activated by what media on what hardware . . . there are still only about one-dozen combinations though so usually 't's feasible however with XP you can forget it lol

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Budman_NC

Good one Aksparks04, Totally agree. The computer buying season is coming in a couple months for the new school/college year and with the economy the way it is, I guess M$ wants to make themselves look good to consumers.

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limitbreaker

That's hilarious lol

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