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windows 8-8.1 free?

If I buy windows 8 for a new system will I stil get a free upgrade to 8.1 or do I have to pay more and buy the disk for 8.1?
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  1. The upgrade to 8.1 is free through the MS Store.
  2. But if you're buying today, why not just get the 8.1?
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    It doesn't cost anything to upgrade from 8 to 8.1.
  4. oh, good, its just on amazon 8.1 is like £10 more than just 8, thought I might as well save some money.
  5. JamesH9698 said:
    oh, good, its just on amazon 8.1 is like £10 more than just 8, thought I might as well save some money.


    6 months from now, when you want to reinstall the OS for whatever reason, you'll probably wish you had spent that extra £10.
    Reinstall 8, then do all the updates, then the upgrade to 8.1 again......
  6. It's possible to obtain a 8.1 ISO legally, isn't it?

    I'm not too familiar with the specifics of Windows 8.1 ISOery.
  7. amdfangirl said:
    It's possible to obtain a 8.1 ISO legally, isn't it?

    I'm not too familiar with the specifics of Windows 8.1 ISOery.


    If you buy 8.1, sure. If you upgrade from 8 to 8.1, I'm not sure.
  8. amdfangirl said:
    It's possible to obtain a 8.1 ISO legally, isn't it?

    I'm not too familiar with the specifics of Windows 8.1 ISOery.


    Not officially. I'm not sure about the legality of torrents for something you have a key for, but they don't officially offer the ISOs for Windows 8 like they did for Windows 7 at Digital River.
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