Windows 8 Pro Upgrade $14.95

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  1. DVD+R

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    So I duped Microsoft into giving me the New Computer Upgrade $14.95, and I installed it today, Only to find out I had to remove Firstly My USB3 Driver, and then discover I'm forced to enter a password each time I log on :gack: Next Avira is not yet fully compatible with Windows 8, and Will install, but wont scan!. Windows 8 does increase my Index score by 1 from 7.7 to 7.8 WOW! So much :p Whatever 1 point! not like it excited me *puppy* However, I doubt I'll be using it in the near future, as I'm not going to buy some other AV just to run on this, I still have 2yrs of Avira remaining. Going off the look and feel of Windows 8 The look is Totally ****!, but it does feel a tad snappier, but then again it would do theres nothing in it!
     
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    Windows 8 has native USB3 support which is probably why you had to remove the vendor driver you had. Are you sure about requiring a password? That should only be if you log on via Microsoft account if I remember correctly.
     
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    Is that support enough to allow installing from a bootable USB3 drive? USB3 installs onto SSD are blazing fast on 7, will be interesting to see if its even faster on 8.
     
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    Tempting offer, i just got an Asus Laptop for a relative . . . :rolleyes:
     
  7. DVD+R

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    Thanks Stapp :) However do you know how to find User Folders? i.e With windows 7 you just click start and then on your username, and All folders, Downloads, My Documents, My music, My Pictures, etc are right there, but where are they in Windows 8? I've looked everywhere. I heard you have to locate and pin them to the Start Screen is this right? The only way I could see them was to open Windows explorer, and locate them on the left hand panel,but the wierd thing is, with 7 you can choose to relocate them,and still have access via the Start Menu, I found with 8 if you choose a different location i.e D:/drive, they do move across, but totally vanish from view in Windows explorer, only acessable by opening your D:/drive manually and navigating to them. Damn awkwardness to say the least.
     
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    I went to purchase laptops for XMAS for my kids,Grabbed two Asus 14 inch Laptops windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit before we get stuck with 8.some good deals going on now as there trying to move out the windows 7 machines..We Got two nexus 7 16 GB tablets as well.
     
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    sorry but no windows classic = no 14.99 for MS....
     
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    I rather drop $ 1500.00 on a mac then give MS $ 14.99 for windows 8.but I already have a late 2009 macbook with MT lion 10.8.2 and I love it.It is just like windows 7 that is done just right IMO.
     
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    Microsoft is scared. They're concerned that if they don't bribe you into windows 8 they'll never get you into the "It's intuitive you just have you bash your face against the screen" mindset. I believe I've said this on here before but it's like you're married to an outstandingly pretty girl (Windows 7) and Microsoft is scared they can't beat her so they say "Hey we'll give you this really cheap prostitute for only $14.95 " and when you take up the offer your old wife leaves you and now you're stuck with a cheap prostitute and aids.

    Don't get aids, Don't get windows 8.

    P.S. It's a downgrade not an upgrade just saw the typo in your title.
     
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    They really should have kept refining Windows 7 and developed a separate OS for touch oriented devices.... Too late now...
     
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    Well when then put down the bottle of scotch and take there head out of there *** maybe then will they go back to one of the hottest selling OS of windows 7 outside of XP.Sorry for the rant but I never felt that strong about a OS from MS but thank god windows 7 will be supported for years to come.
     
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    LOL prostitute with aids.. good analogy
     
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    DVD+R,

    Almost the same as Win7....

    http://researchaholic.com/2012/08/16/windows-8-how-to-move-user-folders-personal-folder/

    Edit... You can stop it asking for a password.
    Win8 has inbuilt virus scanning.
     
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    Holding down the Windows Flag key and pressing X key can be very helpful in finding some familiar settings.
     
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    ROFL! :D :argh: Thanks for the laugh! This is one of the most orginal paragons i 've read about Windows. :thumb:
     
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    Windows 7 = the new Windows XP.
     
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    I have a security suite installed in Windows 7. If I install Windows Eight will my security suite be uninstalled because of the built in MSE of Windows Eight?
     
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    I highly doubt it, but I suggest that you uninstall it first before doing the upgrade and reinstall it later.
     
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    not sure why so hatred for W8. Installed it over 2 weeks now.
    I am lucky i guess, i dont see hard to use start screen, perhaps its matter of taste and preferences and willing to change ;)
     
  22. DVD+R

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    I Also found out that a Upgrade, and Full Version require a different product key :doubt: This isn't entirely correct, I downloaded the Full retail version, and the Upgrade version I got is non bootable, Howver my Upgrade Key worked,and Activated for the Full retail version :shifty:


    Edit: by which I mean a clean install on a freshly reformatted drive
     
  23. moontan

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    took me a long while to warm up to it but it's fine.

    my machine feels a tad snappier with Win 8.

    beside, i think it was worth spending 40$ just to get rid of the bloody Aero sun rays effect in Windows 7. ;)
     
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