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  Reply # 706043 25-Oct-2012 02:29
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semigeek: Just out of interest, if I upgrade, will I lose my current programs and settings? I am currently using Vista,  but don't really want to lose a lot of my software as most of it came from Giveaway of the day. 



Hmmm I'm not too sure about Vista. I know that if you upgrade from Windows 7 it keeps all your files and programmes, sorry apps.

Why on earth are legacy programs being called apps anyway?

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  Reply # 706537 25-Oct-2012 21:41
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So time is moving closer to midnight, who is going to be going to Harvey Norman to get their Windows 8? 
I pre ordered. 

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  Reply # 706539 25-Oct-2012 21:43
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me!





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  Reply # 706542 25-Oct-2012 21:48
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Have fun guys enjoy the midnight launch. Im off to get a sleek new bit of Microsoft hardware.

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  Reply # 706544 25-Oct-2012 21:50
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I'll probably drop by HN. Will also be at the Windows 8 launch event Microsoft are holding for media in the morning. I'm curious if anyone would be interesting in attending that event in a virtual sense if we were to run a live video stream of it?




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  Reply # 706546 25-Oct-2012 21:55
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How many people queuing up for Windows 8 at Harvey Norman at the moment?

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  Reply # 706569 25-Oct-2012 22:28
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post photos here and ill post photos of the first surface in NZ.

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  Reply # 706577 25-Oct-2012 22:51
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nathan: post photos here and ill post photos of the first surface in NZ.


did Microsoft NZ manage to score one from HQ? mine will arrive at YouShop tommorrow and then prob another 3 days to NZ from there.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 706579 25-Oct-2012 23:02
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Quick dumb question, if you pre order from HN, can you just stroll up and pick it up tonight or wait until they contact you like the email confirmation says?

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  Reply # 706590 25-Oct-2012 23:46
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Stroll and pickup tonight? I am at harvey norman now lol





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  Reply # 706594 25-Oct-2012 23:55
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Photos of launch queues please!

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  Reply # 706595 26-Oct-2012 00:00
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is there even a queue? or are people just walking into harvey norman and picking one up?

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  Reply # 706603 26-Oct-2012 00:28
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queue at my local harvey norman. felt like an appletard for lining up. lol






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  Reply # 706612 26-Oct-2012 00:50
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Downloads from Microsofts web site are now available. Have just brought my copy & am waiting for the download to finish.

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  Reply # 706613 26-Oct-2012 00:54
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not bad. only $50 to download it vs $90 to get it shipped or buy in store

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_DIS_ShopHP_FPP_Light

(any risks with a download to be aware of, like not having a backup CD or something?)

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