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Windows 8 Offer!

This seems worth a share...

By on June 2, 2012 12:10:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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June 2, 2012 12:14:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

14.99 for Win8?

To quote from the movie 'The Castle'....."tell 'em they're dreamin' "

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June 2, 2012 12:23:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

what ???

theirs No poor schmuck on WC...... This there?

 

 

 

 

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June 2, 2012 1:17:29 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Jafo,
14.99 for Win8?

To quote from the movie 'The Castle'....."tell 'em they're dreamin' "

It's actually a MS offer last I heard.  Instead of giving people the free upgrade in advance they're making it a 'bonus offer.'

Which definitely makes sense for them especially given how popular 7 is and 8 so far isn't.

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June 2, 2012 1:46:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

They would have to pay me a lot more than $14.99 to switch from Windows 7.

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June 2, 2012 2:09:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's the standard upgrade 7 to 8... and not clear is 'clean' install. TBNT.

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June 2, 2012 2:11:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Is $15.01 enough? It might be all they can afford if Win8 goes poof!

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June 2, 2012 3:34:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Disturbedcomputer,
what ???

theirs No poor schmuck on WC

Anyone who would pay for Windows 8 may fit the description.....lol. I'm with Doc...TBNT.

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June 2, 2012 3:39:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

aren't they usually "free" closer to the time?

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June 2, 2012 5:52:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting alaknebs,
aren't they usually "free" closer to the time?

That was Zen. This is Tao.

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June 2, 2012 6:45:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Already Windows 8 ? I must have overslept

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June 2, 2012 7:00:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, now maybe if they sold me Windows8 for $14.99 and gave me the new hardware, I might at least think about it...

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June 2, 2012 7:31:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Windows 8 is more efficient than 7, so why would you need new hardware?  Still on XP?

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June 2, 2012 7:53:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow, you guys are totally behind using Windows 7, that's 91 versions behind me! I've been using Windows 98 for ages, haven't seen a reason yet to update to Windows 2000, waiting for Windows 2013.

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June 2, 2012 9:40:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I remember being an early adopter of Windows XP. I was running a P3 733 with 1GB of Ram, It ran really good. There was lots of backlash because of stability issues, but Microsoft really worked hard to iron them out.

 

With Windows 8 coming out, it feels like Vista, or Windows ME, ALL OVER AGAIN! While Stardock has solved the start menu issue in Windows 8 its annoying that users have to do a workaround on Windows 8 just to get the desktop feel side of things back again. Simply put, you don't release a tablet style OS on a casual type environment the desktop or laptop.

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June 2, 2012 10:13:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Savyg,
Still on XP?

Ya - but what I was really saying is that they would have to give me a new machine to even get me interested in Win8, regardless of what kind of hardware I have at the moment.   I keep seeing it and I just can't get interested in it, looks like a screen full of banner ads to me.

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June 2, 2012 11:13:02 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I dunno--that seems like about what Windows 8 is worth...$14.99.

But they should throw the computer in for free with it to really make it worthwhile.

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June 2, 2012 11:45:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
I'm with Doc...TBNT.

me 3 Not a schmuck here.  FNBT

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June 3, 2012 1:46:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Disturbedcomputer,
me 3 Not a schmuck here. FNBT

For me it's NFLOMR [Not Fucken Likely On My Rig]....

IHTMRFMH [I Have Too Much Respect For My Hardware]

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June 3, 2012 2:58:00 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I serious need to get a new computer, something to handle recent and new games, but Microsoft couldn't pay me enough to get Metro 8, because it simply isn't a desktop OS. I will get Windows 7 long before I ever even consider Metro 8 at this point.

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June 3, 2012 8:00:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The word "upgrade" should always be spelled with quotes when talking about Win8.

 

 

 

"Upgrade"

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June 3, 2012 8:43:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
The word "upgrade" should always be spelled with quotes when talking about Win8.

Win 8... an upgrade?????

Hmmm, what's the word for that?  Oxymoron?  Misnomer? Irony?

Nope, it's 'blatant f**ken lie'.

Orright, that's 3 words, but the pretty much sums it up.

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June 3, 2012 9:05:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't think Winky is happy about 8.

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June 3, 2012 10:39:24 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Jason Carver,
With Windows 8 coming out, it feels like Vista, or Windows ME, ALL OVER AGAIN! While Stardock has solved the start menu issue in Windows 8 its annoying that users have to do a workaround on Windows 8 just to get the desktop feel side of things back again. Simply put, you don't release a tablet style OS on a casual type environment the desktop or laptop.

 

I heard these "workarounds" dont work in the latest preview version anymore.

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June 3, 2012 11:21:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't got money for a new PC, so it don't matter much to me. Now if it was $14.99 INCLUDING the new PC, then I might consider. Heck, I might even use it if it included a new PC. With enough RAM. With a good video card. With a big enough hard drive.

Naw. Win 7 box looks like it has gone through h**** with its missing and worn off keys and grumpy drives, but I know what it will do in any situation.

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June 3, 2012 11:25:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

lol @ Doc.

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