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Win7 to 8 Upgrade

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July 12, 2012 6:02:49 AM

If I purchase a copy of Windows 7 now or in the near future, will I get a free or discounted upgrade to Windows 8 when it releases? Note: it is retail Win7, not a laptop with Win7 preinstalled.

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July 16, 2012 8:26:19 PM

You don't want windows 8 unless all you do is watch YouTube videos and email if you ask me. But if you are a beginner with computers I would get it. Yes you can get discounts but it depends on which version you buy: starter home basic, home premium etc...
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July 16, 2012 10:44:37 PM

Hi :) 

I own computer shops...

The answer is NO....

You only get that discount IF you buy a new MACHINE with 7 on it now....

NOT if you just buy the software ...

All the best Brett :) 
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July 16, 2012 11:47:54 PM

Brett928S2 is correct, are you sure that you really want Windows 8 ? You would be better of sticking to Windows 7 unless you have a touch screen.
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July 16, 2012 11:59:59 PM

Though there isn't a specific promotion for new copies of Windows 7 retail, there will be a $40 upgrade offer from the date Win8 launches through 1/31/13, which can be used to upgrade a current install of Win XP, Vista or 7
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July 18, 2012 9:18:01 PM

jackattack223 said:
You don't want windows 8 unless all you do is watch YouTube videos and email if you ask me. But if you are a beginner with computers I would get it.


really....?

I have been using Windows 8 for all the same tasks that i would windows 7 for the past month now and have found it to be just as good if not better than Windows 7 and I do much more than use it for just email and YouTube.

but for upgrade i believe it is only on new systems. but they will have cheap upgrades either way for a while.
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July 18, 2012 11:04:22 PM

I have been using Windows 8 as my main OS since the Developers Preview and it is every bit as good if not better than Windows 7. I do far more than just e-mail and don't really watch YouTube at all. My rig is mostly for gaming and out of almost 400 games I have about three that have problems with Window 8. The majority of my games perform better on Windows 8 than they did on Windows 7.

As far as discounts on Windows 8 Microsoft is offering a discount for anyone owning a license to Windows XP up to Windows 7 to Upgrade to Windows 8 for $40 not a bad price.
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July 23, 2012 1:33:54 PM

Well I will use my rig for gaming, and I have seen improved gaming benchmarks in Windows 8, compared to 7. I also like the improved boot times, and other small improvements. I don't like the new Start menu(or whatever it's called in Win8), but I heard you can turn off Metro.
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July 23, 2012 1:34:37 PM

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July 25, 2012 3:19:42 AM

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