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Ultimate Geek

# 111161 25-Oct-2012 23:21
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Hi I am needing to buy a copy of windows for my new PC.

Just installed a SSD and currently running windows 8 Release Preview.

I was wanting to get the retail copy of windows 8 so i have no issues with upgrades.

seen there is no retail version should i just get the windows 8 PRO OEM $229 from CL or get the windows 7 PRO OEM $209 from CL with a upgrade to windows 8 Pro for $20.

I like the win 7 and 8 option cause then i have the option to go back to 7 if 8 is lacking ( I have been using windows 8 since consumer preview as my only install and other then driver issues had no problems.

My most preferred option is if when the preview ends i can just input a key for my current install and not have to redo it all. (thought the actual install only took approx 10min downloading and installing drivers took a couple of evenings.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 706586 25-Oct-2012 23:32
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Harvey Norman selling win8 pro for $88

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Ultimate Geek

  # 706587 25-Oct-2012 23:35
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Ultimate Geek

  # 706588 25-Oct-2012 23:43
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urban: Harvey Norman selling win8 pro for $88

that is only an upgrade version of it. you need a copy of windows xp, vista, or 7 to install it.

thats what i would get for $20 if i buy windows 7

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  # 706589 25-Oct-2012 23:44
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Not true. It is a FULL version

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Ultimate Geek

  # 706591 25-Oct-2012 23:47
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nakedmolerat: Not true. It is a FULL version

everything i have been able to find say that the full version's only come with 32bit or 64 bit not both.

I also have looked at the item in question instore and the microsoft sticker on the side has "upg" in the part number

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Ultimate Geek

  # 706609 26-Oct-2012 00:42
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urban: Harvey Norman selling win8 pro for $88

Yep, according to the description tab from this page its an upgrade

*This product is an upgrade from previous versions of windows (Windows XP, Vista, 7)System Requirements:
  • Windows XP, Vista® or Windows 7 Operating System

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