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#1 kiddingguy

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:43

Has Microsoft already announced the prices of Windows 8 after the introduction prices?

If so, what will the price be of 'regular' Windows 8 and Win 8 Pro?
If not, what do you think theae prices will be?


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:52

With sales being lackluster, I doubt they raise them.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:59

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:02

With sales being lackluster, I doubt they raise them.


60 million is lackluster?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:11

With sales being lackluster, I doubt they raise them.


Windows 7 was selling 632,911 licenses/day

Windows 8 came out 74 days ago, and if it has sold 60 million licenses since release day, then that is 810,811 licenses/day, so your either (a) trolling, or (b) trolling. Please stop either (a) or (b) and let the OP ask his legit question.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:04

Yeah. 60 Million is a lot of copies in just 74 days..Who knows how many copies will be sold before the middle of 2013! Probably a lot. That's for sure.

Edited by Kamran Mackey, 10 January 2013 - 10:05.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:11

supposedly 200 for pro I think.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:11

Windows 7 was selling 632,911 licenses/day

Windows 8 came out 74 days ago, and if it has sold 60 million licenses since release day, then that is 810,811 licenses/day, so your either (a) trolling, or (b) trolling. Please stop either (a) or (b) and let the OP ask his legit question.


Don't you think the super low upgrade price $14 where anyone could get promo code is responsible for that? The scenario could have been drastically different if the starting prices were on Windows 7 levels.

With that being said, I am curious to know whether the increased prices will have any impact on sales.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:13

Don't you think the super low upgrade price $14 where anyone could get promo code is responsible for that? The scenario could have been drastically different if the starting prices were on Windows 7 levels.

With that being said, I am curious to know whether the increased prices will have any impact on sales.


It was actually 15 dollars. But it could go into the 100s or the 200s as Windows has always had a high price. Until now.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:23

15 was only for those who bought a windows 7 laptop recently though 25 or 40 or so for everyone else.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:41

15 was only for those who bought a windows 7 laptop recently though 25 or 40 or so for everyone else.


Nope. Anyone could get a code. They didn't ask for any proof of purchase.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:03

Well if you look at OEM pricing:

Windows 7 Home Premium: £73
Windows 8 Standard: £70

Windows 7 Pro: £108
Windows 8 Pro: £115

Retail pricing hasn't been announced yet I don't believe but chances are it will be like office and will be slightly more expensive than 7 or the same price :)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:34

Nope. Anyone could get a code. They didn't ask for any proof of purchase.

well you needed to input a code at any rate. but yeah, they didn't specifically ask for POP

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:54

well you needed to input a code at any rate. but yeah, they didn't specifically ask for POP


No key was needed. MS patched that in a week.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:36

Ummm, every time I upgraded a computer after that, I needed to input a valid windows xp-7 key.