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#1 Dane

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:56

So I am going to be ordering a new PC,  it comes with Windows 8, It costs more to add Windows 7.  I have a windows 7 OEM 64 bit DVD,  however it's currently used for this PC.  Does anyone know of any place to buy Windows 8 for a discount?  I should have bought it when it was like what $40?  

 

That way I can get rid of the Dell bloatware. 




#2 YanksOnTop

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:14

No need to get windows 8 if it comes preinstalled.  If you have windows 8 pro that is.  You can just follow the directions to load windows 8 to USB stick and you can use the product key that will comes with your new computer. That way you can install a clean version of 8.

 

If you dont have 8 pro then you need to do some shopping.  Try amazon, microcenter, fryes, tiger direct,new egg.  Those are your best bet for a low price version of windows..



#3 illage3

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:25

Well I got my Windows 8 Disc for £50 from PC world.



#4 OP Dane

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:01

No need to get windows 8 if it comes preinstalled.  If you have windows 8 pro that is.  You can just follow the directions to load windows 8 to USB stick and you can use the product key that will comes with your new computer. That way you can install a clean version of 8.

 

If you dont have 8 pro then you need to do some shopping.  Try amazon, microcenter, fryes, tiger direct,new egg.  Those are your best bet for a low price version of windows..

 

 

Could I do this without it being pro?  Could I use someone elses OEM 64 Bit DVD and enter my product key in?

 

I don't want to spend $90 on an OEM version DVD, If I can use just my key. 



#5 OP Dane

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 20:27

http://windows.micro...roduct-key-only

 

 

Could I use that, and enter in my OEM key?  or use a Windows 8 system builder DVD and enter my key?



#6 cybertimber2008

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 22:02

You can get a windows 8 disc from Dell for reinstalls, without the bloatware.

Only the recovery images have the bloatware.



#7 OP Dane

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:28

You can get a windows 8 disc from Dell for reinstalls, without the bloatware.
Only the recovery images have the bloatware.


You got to pay for it if I remember correctly. Doesn't windows 8 have an option I'm settings to completly erase everything? Wouldn't that work?

#8 +timster

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:43

you can download the ISO from torrents or other file sharing site and use that to perform a clean install

 

the Windows 8 OEM Key is stored within the computers BIOS and is specific to the version that was installed.



#9 Raa

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:47

It shouldn't cost extra to get Windows 7 from Dell, I've ordered from them and it's just a simple change...



#10 Motoko.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:52

idk why I read windows 8 discontinued



#11 OP Dane

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:34

you can download the ISO from torrents or other file sharing site and use that to perform a clean install

the Windows 8 OEM Key is stored within the computers BIOS and is specific to the version that was installed.


Will any windows 8 DVD work?

#12 Sadelwo

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:40

Will any windows 8 DVD work?

 

If the PC came with Windows 8 Core or Windows 8 Pro, pretty much yes. However, if the system comes with "Core Single Language" or a Country specific SKU its a bit more complicated.



#13 OP Dane

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:57

It shouldn't cost extra to get Windows 7 from Dell, I've ordered from them and it's just a simple change...


I don't think they offer it. The offered the same set up with windows 7 for a bit more money.

#14 Stoffel

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:31

Wasn't there a rumor that when Win 8.1 comes out they will have the cheap pricing again for a while

If you can wait that long it might be worth it. I guess they will announce pricing at Build



#15 OP Dane

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:30

Wasn't there a rumor that when Win 8.1 comes out they will have the cheap pricing again for a while
If you can wait that long it might be worth it. I guess they will announce pricing at Build


Well 8.1 is to be a free update to windows 8 users correct? So I should be able to just install that and fresh install it.