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So a preorder is now available on newegg for win-8 and I need a copy (I'm still running XP mad.gif ).

I was looking at the differences between the digital "Pro pack" at $70 and the standard version for $100.

Is there any difference other than no CD that I should be aware of?
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You need to have the Win 8 Pro to be able to use the Win 8 'Pro Pack'. It's primarily an add on to the base 'Pro' version.

Here's the link for reference:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbpage.Windows_8_Pro_Pack

Click on the tab 'Before you Buy' which is right under all the images to see this:

"If your PC is running Windows 8, you can get Windows 8 Pro Pack and enjoy all the features of Windows 8 Pro. If you purchase a new PC with Windows 8 preinstalled and you later upgrade that PC with Windows 8 Pro Pack, you will no longer be able to install apps that are provided exclusively from your PC manufacturer through the Windows Store."
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Or you could just wait till it comes out, at which point you can upgrade from any previous version for just $40 before february of next year.
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Or you could just wait till it comes out, at which point you can upgrade from any previous version for just $40 before february of next year.

What he means is this:

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/10/12/reserve-your-copy-of-windows-8-pro-and-pre-order-windows-8-pcs-today.aspx

and this additional info, which if you're eligible, will only cost you $14.99 to upgrade:

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/08/20/windows-upgrade-offer-registration-now-available.aspx
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Ok I understand what they're saying now, the terminology that MS is using is hideously confusing. Thanks a ton for heping to clarify, looks like I'll wait till the 26 for the upgrade.

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