Upgrade from Win7 to the new 8 for only 15 bucks

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Upgrade from Win7 to the new 8 for only 15 bucks

Post by Feaduin » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:19 am

I couldn't believe how cheap the upgrade is! Not that Win8 is all that appealing to me right now since I'm really very happy with 7. But @ 15 bucks cheap, now we're talking about the possibility of try it and trash it with not too much of a loss. It could even be like a down payment to future proof.

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Re: Upgrade from Win7 to the new 8 for only 15 bucks

Post by Marcallo » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:53 pm

Thats only for new pcs that come with the option though right? I seem to remember them doing this with 7.
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Re: Upgrade from Win7 to the new 8 for only 15 bucks

Post by SectsDryve » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:37 pm

Marcallo wrote:Thats only for new pcs that come with the option though right? I seem to remember them doing this with 7.
That appears to be the case. You have to buy a new PC from now until January 2013 that has Win 7 preinstalled to qualify for their upgrade promotion.
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Re: Upgrade from Win7 to the new 8 for only 15 bucks

Post by Feaduin » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:48 am

Bah I didn't read the time and eligibility requirement. Shoulda figured.
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Re: Upgrade from Win7 to the new 8 for only 15 bucks

Post by Sord » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:26 pm

Interesting. In the past whenever I've bought a computer near the release of a new Windows version, an upgrade key was always provided for free. Though I couldn't really tell if it was free or not. They could have sneaked an increase on the parts/labor/tax somewhere and I wouldn't notice when I'm paying ~$1500 or more.
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Re: Upgrade from Win7 to the new 8 for only 15 bucks

Post by Kiawah » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:56 pm

Honestly I doubt I will ever upgrade to Windows 8 at all.

There are a few neat features, like multiple monitor support, but Windows 8 looks to be mostly designed for tablet and smart phone use, not desktop PCs. It's still a 64 bit operating system, so it's not like you're getting any kind of performance upgrade like you did going from XP to 7.