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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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With sales being lackluster, I doubt they raise them.
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http://www.academicsuperstore.com/products/Microsoft/Windows+8?uumc=550517&utm_source=search&utm_medium=paidsearch&sissr=1

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[quote name='episode' timestamp='1357692730' post='595441596']
With sales being lackluster, I doubt they raise them.
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60 million is lackluster?

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[quote name='episode' timestamp='1357692730' post='595441596']
With sales being lackluster, I doubt they raise them.
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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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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

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supposedly 200 for pro I think.

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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1357693862' post='595441640']


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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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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[quote name='sanke1' timestamp='1357812683' post='595444468']
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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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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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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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1357813409' post='595444480']
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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Nope. Anyone could get a code. They didn't ask for any proof of purchase.
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Well if you look at OEM pricing:

Windows 7 Home Premium:

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[quote name='Excelsis' timestamp='1357814484' post='595444494']
Nope. Anyone could get a code. They didn't ask for any proof of purchase.
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well you needed to input a code at any rate. but yeah, they didn't specifically ask for POP

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1357817689' post='595444554']

well you needed to input a code at any rate. but yeah, they didn't specifically ask for POP
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No key was needed. MS patched that in a week.

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

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yeah it was patched. the 14 was never intended for just anyone to use.

As for the OP, i'd hazard a guess at it being proportionally cheaper inline with the upgrade cost compared to 7.

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I heard the price will either triple of quadruple. I heard this from my co-worker and not from any legitimate source, so take it with a grain of salt.

As for the success of Windows 8, I would be surprised if it's flopping. It's a pretty amazing OS. I have Vista on my home desktop, Windows 7 at work, and Windows 8 on my laptop. Windows 8 is the fastest of the three. And once you get used to it, it's actually a lot more user-friendly, believe it or not.

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I am not sure if microsoft has officially announced it or not...
I see OEM versions already available on Amazon UK.

Windows 8 ~

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1357693340' post='595441626']
60 million is lackluster?
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out of [s]8[/s] 7 billion people? .... yeah I'd say so.

I use 8 myself just to keep myself in the "loop" and not lose support as is done with older Windows eventually.

I'm not on a surface laptop so I use Pokki [url="https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu"]Link[/url] and it works great!

fast and snappy.. however the PR and roll out were dismal. They should have done a Win95 style roll out.

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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1357693862' post='595441640']
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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Don't forget that many of those licenses were sold to OEM's in mass numbers for later production and are most likely not even activated yet so these numbers are a bit skewed. People are therefore buying new computers with it coming on them but be it they get a choice I'm sure many would opt to stay with Win7 considering its easier to stay with something that works and you already know.

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$15?? I thought the promo price was $40. Am I missing something?

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[quote name='DaDude' timestamp='1358519698' post='595462118']
$15?? I thought the promo price was $40. Am I missing something?
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This was for newly purchased laptops and desktops only. But on Windows 8 official launch day, Microsoft allowed anyone to obtain discount code which knocked down the price from $40 to $14-15 depending on your country.

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[quote name='ChrisJ1968' timestamp='1358455142' post='595460756']
out of [s]8[/s] 7 billion people? .... yeah I'd say so.
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:rolleyes:

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