Good moring everyone.
Lately I have been thinking on what method I will choose when it comes time to upgrade my Windows 7 machine to Windows 8 on October 26. I am curious to know what you all have decided for yourself. Will you be doing the $39.99 online upgrade or will you buy the $69.99 retail box somewhere and do it that way? Please if you would, explain why you chose the option you did.
Normally when I can afford to do so I prefer buying the retail copy so that I have a physical copy of the item. I don't know how the online update will actually work. I haven't found a link anywhere describing how it will be done. I did read a C|Net article the other day that said,
"You will be able to create your own bootable USB or .ISO file, which can be burned onto a DVD for upgrade and backup purposes. If you prefer, you also have the option of purchasing a backup DVD for $15 plus shipping and handling," Microsoft said.
But I haven't been able to find any such statement in an actual Microsoft post or article anywhere to back that up. It also seems apparent that Microsoft is still issuing updates to Windows 8 and I think that's great but I now wonder if the retail box to be sold on October 26 will have these last minute updates. It doesn't seem likely given the fact they need to fill and ship the orders out to the retail establishments ahead of October 26 release date so I am not sure that they will have the very latest updates. I think the one from the other day was 174mb or something like that. I sure would prefer having that 174mb update on retail disk so I don't have to download that.
Anyhow, I'd appreciate knowing how you all are going to do your update and would appreciate a brief explaination as to why you chose that method.
Thank you very much for your time and replies. Have a good weekend too.