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    Windows 8 Pro upgrade for 24.99

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    I'm guessing MS are not selling quite as many copies of Windows 8 as they wanted to with the offer they are currently running.

    While I don't really like what I've seen of Windows 8, at that price, it's a little bit of a temptation to upgrade with the hope that it can only get better. Or will Windows 8 be the next Me with a better version of Windows out in the next few years? Thoughts?

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    The introductionary upgrade price offer expires on the 31st of January so if you're going to buy it I'd get it sooner rather than later!

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...pricing-update
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 21st January 2013 at 12:05 PM.

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    If i had the choice of Windows 8 for 0.99p or Windows 7 for 99 i would choose Windows 7. I am not averse to new interfaces i quite happy flicked to Mac OS X, and iOS and Android, but there is somthing very VERY wrong with Windows 8, its a bad interface.

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    In my experience, I rarely use the new features or interface (provided you know what you are doing). I am liking the new task manager though and it has been rather stable for me! Lack of DVD playback support is a massive irritation though.

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    More importantly, if you're running 8 Pro, until the 31st of December, you can also get a free copy of the Windows Media Center feature pack:

    Add features - Microsoft Windows

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    Thought I'd add a poll for a quick graphical view from fellow Geekers!

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    bought it when it came out. Its not perfect but not metro has grown on me

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    I still fail to understand why people bemoan the interface. I've yet to see it, except when I accidentally mash start key and a random button somewhere. Install classic shell then for little money you've got a decent, reliable and fast(er than 7) OS that boots damn quick even on mechanical storage and a few nifty features. Why the hell not.

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    Anyone know what the performance is like compared to Windows 7 and if it's any more demanding performance wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Why the hell not.
    +1. You would have to be mad not to (especially if you can get it for 14.99 with or without using the loophole)!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I'm guessing MS are not selling quite as many copies of Windows 8 as they wanted to with the offer they are currently running.
    After February, Windows 8 goes back to its regular price. This was only an introductory offer as @flyinghaggis mentioned above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Or will Windows 8 be the next Me with a better version of Windows out in the next few years?
    Windows 8 is nothing like Windows Me. Even if you don't like or use the Metro apps, you can install a third-party Start Menu replacement and pretend it's Windows 7 (but much faster and more secure).

    Better on the inside: under the hood of Windows 8 Ars Technica

    Also, if you believe the rumours you should get the next major update for free this summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Anyone know what the performance is like compared to Windows 7 and if it's any more demanding performance wise?
    It is much faster on the five PCs I have upgraded so far and is actually less demanding than Windows 7 was.

    Last edited by Arthur; 21st January 2013 at 03:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Anyone know what the performance is like compared to Windows 7 and if it's any more demanding performance wise?
    ive noticed no real improvement or degredation except win8 boots really quick (but then if an i7 with a 256gb ssd and 16gb ram cant run an os quickly there something wrong lol)

    main thing i like hyperv on desktop os and the new card games lol

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    If you are on Windows XP/Vista then go for it. If you are on Windows 7 then do you really need to? By the time Win 7 is outdated, a new version of Windows will have been released (MS are going faster with release cycles!). I question the value from 7 to 8 having done that myself out of necessity.

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