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#1 Jim

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

Download Windows 8 Pro direct from Microsoft for just $14.99 +tax before 01/31/2013

 

Use PROMO CODE: BH-GWCR-F8C8-DTR6-CDG 

 

http://windows.micro...US/windows/home

 

 

 

 

*I have no affiliation with Microsoft... just trying to pass on a great deal. 
 
 
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

Download Windows 8 Pro direct from Microsoft for just $14.99 +tax before 01/31/2013

 

Use PROMO CODE: BH-GWCR-F8C8-DTR6-CDG 

 

http://windows.micro...US/windows/home

 

 

 

 

*I have no affiliation with Microsoft... just trying to pass on a great deal. 
 
 
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I've been using it for a couple of weeks now.  Very different, but I use it with a touch screen (Lenovo Twist).  Pretty good once you get past the first initial shock of no start button.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

I've been using it for a couple of weeks now.  Very different, but I use it with a touch screen (Lenovo Twist).  Pretty good once you get past the first initial shock of no start button.

 

Ya I couldnt get past that. Bouncing all around between apps is a pain with touch screen if it's not handheld.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

Im OK switch apps.  No Command Prompt is tricky. Finding things like SHUTDOWN, or CONTROL PANEL took some looking.



#5 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Is this only the upgrade version?  



#6 Jim

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Is this only the upgrade version?  


Yes Windows 8 Pro is all that is offered.

FYI if you Google "Windows 8 Promo code" you can find out how to generate a fresh one of your own to get the $14.99 price.

#7 Spidergawd

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Is this a full version, or just an upgrade?



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

from what I recall, this special price is for an upgrade, from any windows version (XP/VISTA/Win7)



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

Yes, I believe it works for upgrading Vista and Window 7. Not sure about XP versions.
You can also download and do a complely clean install if you wish.
It is full version to Windows 8 Pro... you just have to put in that you got the original computer/windows operating system after a specific date (the program doe not verify that the date is "real") and it will generate a new promo code for you.

As I mentioned just Google "Windows 8 promo code" to read all the articles about getting it. I think MS left a big hole allowing for this cheap upgrade on purpose.

Just get it before Jan 31st, when the offer ends.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Hmmmmm.  Thanks for the tip!



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Thanks Jim. Bookmarked for later, although I doubt my old clunker at home can take 8. We'll see.

 

Ironically I'm managing at work an $11 mill global upgrade to Windows 7 :clap:



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

I think the $14.99 upgrade is only good for Windows 7, while the $39.99 upgrade is good for Vista (and XP I think)

 

Both expire 1/31

 

http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

Thanks Jim. Bookmarked for later, although I doubt my old clunker at home can take 8. We'll see.

 

Ironically I'm managing at work an $11 mill global upgrade to Windows 7 :clap:

 

There's a MS utility to download that will show IF your computer can run on 8. 

 

8 is not huge, one of my friends downloaded the whole installation package and it fit on a 4 gig memory stick.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

I think the $14.99 upgrade is only good for Windows 7, while the $39.99 upgrade is good for Vista (and XP I think)

 

Both expire 1/31

 

http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/

 

That is possible, although $39.99 is still a bargain to get rid of Vista!



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

I did the D/L for a Win 7 laptop that I had.  worked like a charm.

 

All I had to do was delete MS Security Essentials (doesnt work on WIN8).  Everything else just worked.  Took about 1.5 hours total.

 

prolly won't do my vista machine, it is kinda a backup machine, and you have to reload all of your Apps.  Win 7 just upgrades, no other stuff needed.

 

 

All in all, I'm very happy with the process and the price.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

Last day!  What a difference this made to the new family laptop with windows 7 home!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

so much I retired my dinosaur dell(goodbye xp pro) and got a modern machine(not dell) with windows 7 pro, guess what? it was already upgraded to 8 pro when it arrived.

 

 

Thank you for this thread as I have found it to be most interesting.  :)



#17 August West

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

$14.99 is for pro upgrade

 

upgrade from windows 7 home to windows 8 pro was $39.99 and worth every penny



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

After a few days, Im liking Win8 more and more.  I finally found Command prompt, it was kinda hidden, along with the RUN command....



#19 Jim

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

I like that from the main/tiles page, if you want to get to "anything", just start typing the name of it and you get a list to choose from...