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    Windows 8 - Great Deal £24.99 or £14.99 + Quidco

    I don't know if it's already been posted on here but Windows 8 will be available for download for the sum of just £24.99:

    Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

    I believe that this is the upgrade version and requires an existing Windows installation (7/Vista/XP).

    Don't forget to link from Quidco, currently at 15% - so it could be a great deal!

    Also, note that if you bought/are buying a Windows 7 PC (not starter edition) between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 you can potentially get the upgrade for £14.99:

    Windows Upgrade Offer

    If you get the £14.99 upgrade you can apply it to ANY PC with XP,Vista or W7 apparently - check it out here:

    Windows Upgrade Offer - Program Information
    Last edited by tech_guy; 24th October 2012 at 08:07 PM.

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    Save money by buying a decent OS in the first place

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Save money by buying a decent OS in the first place
    OS X for £13.99?

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    If it was available! OSX is an intuitive desktop OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I don't know if it's already been posted on here but Windows 8 will be available for download for the sum of just £24.99:

    Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

    I believe that this is the upgrade version and requires an existing Windows installation (7/Vista/XP).

    Don't forget to link from Quidco, currently at 15% - so it could be a great deal!

    Also, note that if you bought/are buying a Windows 7 PC (not starter edition) between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 you can potentially get the upgrade for £14.99:

    Windows Upgrade Offer

    If you get the £14.99 upgrade you can apply it to ANY PC with XP,Vista or W7 apparently - check it out here:

    Windows Upgrade Offer - Program Information

    I know its cool to knock Windows8 and talk about something irrelevant, so I wont.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    If it was available! OSX is an intuitive desktop OS.
    Say that when it can cut and paste a file....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Say that when it can cut and paste a file....
    In 10.7 & 10.8, you can.

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    Don't laugh at me, but after initially hating Windows 8, I now quite enjoy using it. I have it on my work laptop now and it's smooth. I've also installed it on a four year old desktop and it flies. Tbh I'm impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Don't laugh at me, but after initially hating Windows 8, I now quite enjoy using it. I have it on my work laptop now and it's smooth. I've also installed it on a four year old desktop and it flies. Tbh I'm impressed.
    Windows 7 used to fly, same with Windows XP. Once there are 6 months worth of updates on it then it'll be back to normal speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I don't know if it's already been posted on here but Windows 8 will be available for download for the sum of just £24.99:

    Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

    I believe that this is the upgrade version and requires an existing Windows installation (7/Vista/XP).

    Don't forget to link from Quidco, currently at 15% - so it could be a great deal!

    Also, note that if you bought/are buying a Windows 7 PC (not starter edition) between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 you can potentially get the upgrade for £14.99:

    Windows Upgrade Offer

    If you get the £14.99 upgrade you can apply it to ANY PC with XP,Vista or W7 apparently - check it out here:

    Windows Upgrade Offer - Program Information
    $88 here, stupid ripoff Microsoft can take a long walk off a high place without a parachute. It's probably 25 cents in the US just to be 'fair'. I am so sick of IT companies, I would like to know why SSDs are $100 to ship from the US to NZ too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Windows 7 used to fly, same with Windows XP. Once there are 6 months worth of updates on it then it'll be back to normal speed
    You're right in that respect with Windows 7 - with my main Win PC at home over the course of a year it has slowed down something terrible. I did a clean install last month and it has made it perky again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Revised link:
    The following link is for the downloadable version of Windows 8 (£24.99)...

    windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_Home_FPP_Null

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    The Media Center Pack for Windows 8 Pro is also available. Click the link below to get your free product key(s).

    windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/feature-packs


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