Microsoft offers Windows XP users $100 off select Windows 8 PCs

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  1. KeyPer4Life

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  2. Nebulus

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    Wouldn't it be much better to encourage upgrading by offering discounts when buying the OS itself? Why would I buy a new computer when I have a perfectly working one?

    Given the fact that Microsoft doesn't provide discounts for the OS, I think that they only want people to spend more money on a new version of Windows; profit is their sole motivation, not the worry about less secure users/computers/Internet/etc.
     
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    MS do seem to be getting desperate in trying to get users to move to Win 8x, the amount of times you see the start screen getting advertised in TV shows is getting a bit silly.

    I have moved some family members to Linux & most have picked it up pretty quickly & most like the fact that the password has to be entered before installing or making changes to the system as they find that is more secure (only one hates that they have to enter the password sometimes) & are amazed at how much faster their system is now they don't have to run a lot of security software like they had to on Windows.
     
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    Exactly. I got windows 7 on my netbook and I wouldn't mind paying $20-30 for Windows 8 upgrade.

    I wanted to move in my family members into Linux as well but we didn't find a good alternative for Vsee so they are staying on Windows XP for now and Im using Vsee on iphone.
     
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    you folks missed out.

    Microsoft were offering upgrade for 40$ back then.

    i bought it for that price even though i had no intention of using it at the time.
    i'm glad now i did. :)
     
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    Yeah, that was the time to buy it alright...
     
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    $40 is too much. $20 would have been apropriate. I would have paid $40 if it was like Windows 7 but not for that crap.
     
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    I didn't buy it either (I switched to linux), but I do think $40 was a good deal for a Win OS, even though we don't think much of it. :)
     
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    List only available in-store? How the hell am I supposed to comparison shop for what's right for me? **** that.. Is there some sort of "defect" or missing-feature they hope I'll overlook or something?
     
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    Well, I didn't want Win 8 then, and I dont want Win 8 now either. :)
     
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    I bought two licenses. I wish I had bought more at that price. It's the best OS I've used.
     
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    I agree.:thumb:
     
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    Give me the PC and $100 and I'll consider taking a copy, as long as I can reformat the hardware and install something else.
     
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    You can generally find Windows 8 upgrades for $30-$80. I pay roughly $34.00 for upgrades from an online wholesaler, validated, authentic keys. It's well worth the upgrade given the speed improvements alone. Agreed on sentiments. 8.1 is the best OS I've ever used, even over Linux Distros.

    Holdouts are only punishing themselves.
     
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    I think some the people still using XP may be less technically-inclined and not know how to perform an OS upgrade. If they wanted to upgrade and knew how, they probably would have done it by now - when Win8 was offered for $40.

    Also, they want to push the touchscreen stuff that wouldn't be available to most XP upgraders. And if the hardware is very old, it may not run Win8 effectively.
     
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