Windows 8: The Thread

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Jayayess1190, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    My pole is Classic Shell :O) + disabling\deleting\trashing all aps, makes it tolerable as a win7 substitute if ever needed (w8 has some good stuff hidden under the metro mask).

    off topic, your avatar, visited this place http://www.citromuseum.com some years ago, a staggering collection of "like new" old Citroens.
     
  2. inm8#2

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    I'm really late to the game. What are my options for getting a copy of W8 at one of the promo prices?

    I haven't recently bought a PC. Is that the main requirement?
     
  3. MidnightSun

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    The main requirement for the current $40 discount pricing on Windows 8 Pro is that you buy before February. If you recently bought a computer with W7, the upgrade is usually around $15.
     
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    I see, thanks. I thought there may have been some additional promos for students, people with .edu e-mails, etc.

    The marketing is certainly working - I wouldn't mind paying $15 to have a copy of Win 8 just in case, but I can't justify $40 when I have Win7 on my laptop plus an additional license for a future hopeful desktop build.

    I remember there was a period a couple months back when people were getting Win8 for free by doing the media center upgrade or something similar. However I am not sure if that was legit or some kind of glitch/exploit.
     
  5. MidnightSun

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    Unless it's something more than I'm aware of, that's just a free download that MS will be charging for soon to restore the Media Center functionality to Windows 8 Pro (it was included in W7 Professional). It wasn't a free download of the entire OS.

    If you are a student, do make sure to check whether your school offers W8 for free through MSDNAA though. I got it for free for my X120e through UCLA Engineering.
     
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    It is a exploit.
     
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    I'm guessing the loophole was closed quickly and keys were revoked or something, then.
     
  8. Mitlov

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    Courtesy of XKCD:

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  9. TANWare

    TANWare Just This Side of Senile, I think. Super Moderator

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    To a point this is correct. You can never please everyone, so the best policy is to try and please the majority. M$'s problem with Windows 8 is they seem to have confused is the majority and who is the minority and the respective preferences . This especially with the majority at the time being their loyal PC customer base and the Windows 8 beta trial groups.......
     
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    Majority do not clean-install windows.
     
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