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post #61 of 116
It's only because they made it available for 15 bucks - believe me that is the only reason why I bought it. If Windows 7 had the same pricing at launch it would have sold MUCH better.
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I am not surprised given the pricing. It is actually really interesting to see how Microsoft lowered the upgrade prices to their lowest in memory to make sure they could come out with these big numbers shortly after launch to try and control the perception of the OS. It will be interesting to see how things go further down the road.
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I wonder how many are actually the Glitch "WMC 8" edition that lets you activate 8 pro for free...
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I wonder how many are actually the Glitch "WMC 8" edition that lets you activate 8 pro for free...

Its not a glitch. Its planned. Anyone with windows 8 pro can activate WMC for free as long as they submit their email address to microsoft (apparently your actual Windows 8 key doesnt work) so they can send you a key to do it.
 
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

Its not a glitch. Its planned. Anyone with windows 8 pro can activate WMC for free as long as they submit their email address to microsoft (apparently your actual Windows 8 key doesnt work) so they can send you a key to do it.

I meant you can use the WMC8 Key to activate Windows 8 pro Fully, as in your 8 pro status becomes retail. So you don't pay for 8 at all. you can even then get rid of WMC and just have 8 pro fully activated. Microsoft giving away 8 pro for free tongue.gif
post #66 of 116
On second thought, it's just not worth it to comment on this. People know everything.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 10/31/12 at 4:18am
post #67 of 116
I like how you failed to see the difference between an OEM system builder edition of Windows 8 and the retail upgrade edition, even when that distinction is made within the very same passage you quoted.

Also:
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The four million upgrades according to Ballmer does not include the “tens of millions” in license rights that have already been sold to corporate customers. For example System Builder editions were not included with Steve Ballmer’s sales figures.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/381227/windows-8-has-sold-4-million-upgrades-steve-ballmer-talks-sales-and-apps/#5VH9lakd6m7DBaPw.99

Source

Edit: Ahaha it seems you saw me coming knucklehead. Too late bwahahah.
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the more i hear about windows 8, the more grateful i am that i have a mac...

Your loss buddy.
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I like Windows 8. For it to really shine we need to see a ton more free open source Metro Apps.
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Where do you see this deal of 20$ to upgrade? If it is that low I will grab it... So far I can only get windows 8 pro for 40$ as an upgrade...

$15-20 deal is an in-store promotion (ex Fry's, Best Buy, etc) which applies to people who have bought a new PC/laptop within a certain time frame couple months before Windows 8 launch.
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