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Prices of Windows 8 after January


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#16 MikeChipshop

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:44

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.


#17 DaDude

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 20:23

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.

#18 botham

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 20:36

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

Windows 8 ~ £ 70 &
Windows 8 Pro - £110

#19 chrisj1968

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 20:39

60 million is lackluster?


out of 8 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 Link and it works great!

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

#20 sava700

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 20:54

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 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.

#21 DaDude

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 14:34

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

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 14:39

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


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.

#23 Rodrigo

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 16:48

out of 8 7 billion people? .... yeah I'd say so.


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