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post #1 of 121 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 09:05 AM - Thread Starter
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Details leaked about Microsoft's $15 Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer earlier this month, and we are now able to confirm it will run from June 2nd to January 31st, 2013, according to one source familiar with the company's plans. Microsoft Store customers who purchase a Windows 7 PC from June 2nd will be offered a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for only $14.99. The limited-time ndows Step-Up Offer" will run until January 31st, 2013

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Nice to see an easy upgrade path from Win7 for people buying PC's soon

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post #2 of 121 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 09:18 AM
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Hmm, I don't know of any other company that charges $15 for a kick to the testicles.

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Sounds like a waste of money. You would have to pay me to upgrade to Windows 8.

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been using win8 preview for a bit now and still not into it,
windows 7 is fine for me for now
windows 8 just gets on my nerves having to switch to desktop and such things, maybe if i were using touch screen it would be easier but then my hand would be in the way, never liked the idea of touch screen pc's.
anyways just saying i have no reason to upgrade from windows 7 even if it is cheap, can anyone give me a reason?


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been using win8 preview for a bit now and still not into it,
windows 7 is fine for me for now
windows 8 just gets on my nerves having to switch to desktop and such things, maybe if i were using touch screen it would be easier but then my hand would be in the way, never liked the idea of touch screen pc's.
anyways just saying i have no reason to upgrade from windows 7 even if it is cheap, can anyone give me a reason?

I have noticed that Windows 8 on my rig runs a lot faster than Windows 7.. that's the only advantage as far as I can see...
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I have noticed that Windows 8 on my rig runs a lot faster than Windows 7.. that's the only advantage as far as I can see...
hmmmm anyway of benchmarking this? or any other proof?
its not that i dont believ cos my W8 preview is rather snappy (could be because of lack of apps running compared to main rig tho), just like proof smile.gif


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Hmm, I don't know of any other company that charges $15 for a kick to the testicles.

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Sounds like a waste of money. You would have to pay me to upgrade to Windows 8.

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Hmm, I don't know of any other company that charges $15 for a kick to the testicles.

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So they want each user to cover Windows 8 entire R&D cost just to upgrade?!??! Nope.jpg.

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Weren't past OS free, for those purchasers that were close to the release date?
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