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AyoubRose
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Windows 8

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A few years back before windows 7 was released, you guys had a deal which included: if you buy a Windows Vista laptop or PC you will get Windows 7 Upgrade for free. I was wondering if you guys will have that deal for windows 8. I am in need of a laptop but i really want windows 8. So I'm just deciding whether to wait for the release or not. 

 

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XL
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Re: Windows 8

The promo is actually from Microsoft.  With a fall release, you need to wait until a month before the Win8 release date.

 

If you buy a machine now, you will need to by Win8 separately.

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yihuang
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Re: Windows 8

also you want to make certain that the machine you buy will be windows 8 compatible.
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Drax86
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Re: Windows 8

Personally unless you are getting a touch screen I would stay away from Windows 8 its not very easy to use if you have a traditional PC with a mouse and keyboard

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Re: Windows 8

Last I read, there are two interfaces.... for those with and without touch screens.

 

If you don't have a computer.  Get one at your convenience.  If you have a functional computer, then wait until Win8 details are released.

 

If you want to try it out now... consider a old machine and install the Beta.

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Re: Windows 8

Here's a video of what Windows 8 looks like.  Latest word is Metro all the way... the Start button will be gone....

 

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmhDqiuOHLc

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Re: Windows 8

FYI, Windows 8 is in an open beta. mtrump, one of our community ambassadors, posted a really great thread about his experiences with the OS thus far that may give you a better idea of what it's all about.

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Re: Windows 8

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fyi... PCMag reports if you purchase a Win7 machine between June 2, 2012 to Jan 13, 2013.  You can upgrade to Win8 for $15....

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405178,00.asp

 

PC World confirms...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/256650/windows_8_upgrades_cost_15_but_you_should_wait.html

 

As in the article... you might want to wait if you wish for a touchscreen to better take advantage of the new OS.

 

Offer good for Canada and US....

http://www.pcworld.com/article/256632/confirmed_windows_8_upgrades_for_15.html

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Frayne182
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Re: Windows 8

You can make Win8 look like Win7 for the most part. I have been using the Consumer Preview for months. 

 

I do prefer Win7 at this point though. If you get Win7 may as well stick with it IMO

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Re: Windows 8

Mark down October 26, as this is the day that Windows 8 will be officially available.

 

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/07/18/windows-8-will-be-available-...

 

 

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