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    Windows 8 upgrade

    Ok so you can buy windows 8 upgrade for £25 which is bloody cheap. However the copy of windows 7 I am currently running is a cracked version of win7 ultimate. Will this be a problem. The laptop I'm using obviously came with a licensed copy of windows but thats not what is being run on the machine. I don't want to pay for the upgrade if its not going to work.
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    As far as i know, i think you need to have a legit version of Windows running for an upgrade. I think that's the way it has worked in the past at least.

    May I ask where you have found an upgrade for £25? I could be interested in that. I'm happy with W7 Ultimate though.

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    You mean people actually want to upgrade to 8? Seriously..I'm waiting for 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    As far as i know, i think you need to have a legit version of Windows running for an upgrade. I think that's the way it has worked in the past at least.

    May I ask where you have found an upgrade for £25? I could be interested in that. I'm happy with W7 Ultimate though.
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    If this makes time travel possible I'll go forward in time voluntarily to get my hands on CoD34 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. They come out in the same year.
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    I dont think i could take a ****, 1. im not gay and 2 one time i stuck my finger in my butt to see how it felt and i wasn't very pleased with the experience

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    I also probably wont be upgrading to windows 7 as it looks like a tablets os with apples stores.

    The problem concerning pirated copy, i think that you need a legit version running on your computer in order to upgrade with a discount.

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    Request thread title change: Windows 7 downgrade.
    Stick with 7, atleast untill they reinstall the proper start bar and right click.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    You mean people actually want to upgrade to 8? Seriously..I'm waiting for 9.
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    Request thread title change: Windows 7 downgrade.
    Stick with 7, atleast untill they reinstall the proper start bar and right click.
    Have fun waiting 3 years only to be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    Have fun waiting 3 years only to be disappointed.
    No disappointment here, still on XP Works beautifully for what I use it for.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    No disappointment here, still on XP Works beautifully for what I use it for.
    Time to upgrade to a proper 21st century OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybertox View Post
    I also probably wont be upgrading to windows 7 as it looks like a tablets os with apples stores.
    It is kind of weird in the fact that you can still easily get to the Windows Desktop and many apps automatically send you there. It reminds me of programs that were making the transition from DOS to Windows. You would be in Windows for a while and then you would click on an icon that would pop you up into a DOS environment... I still use programs like this, but they aren't the most elegant programs I have seen.

    The new interface is better in a touchscreen environment until it pops you up to a Desktop. Also, the Windows App store is not very good right now. We could not even find Pandora in the music section.

    When I installed it, I had to go to Microsoft's site and have them email me a separate code to download WMC. This should be included in the "upgrade".

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    Quote Originally Posted by uofmtiger View Post
    It is kind of weird in the fact that you can still easily get to the Windows Desktop and many apps automatically send you there. It reminds me of programs that were making the transition from DOS to Windows. You would be in Windows for a while and then you would click on an icon that would pop you up into a DOS environment... I still use programs like this, but they aren't the most elegant programs I have seen.

    The new interface is better in a touchscreen environment until it pops you up to a Desktop. Also, the Windows App store is not very good right now. We could not even find Pandora in the music section.

    When I installed it, I had to go to Microsoft's site and have them email me a separate code to download WMC. This should be included in the "upgrade".
    WMC is no longer being bundled with windows.

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    Just so you all know. I bought the upgrade and all seems to be working fine. Will report back if anything changes.
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    If this makes time travel possible I'll go forward in time voluntarily to get my hands on CoD34 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. They come out in the same year.
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    I dont think i could take a ****, 1. im not gay and 2 one time i stuck my finger in my butt to see how it felt and i wasn't very pleased with the experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    No disappointment here, still on XP Works beautifully for what I use it for.
    Hell yeah man, I run xp on everything except my laptop.
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    So I assume not many people on here upgraded to Windows 8? I'm curious because I made the transition and everything is going well so far


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    I'm using Windows 8 pro on my Desktop, Windows 7 ultimate on my laptop, and Mountain Lion on my mac mini. Basically my desktop gets used most, my laptop next, and then my mini last. I got windows 8 free for being a student, and I think I can actually use my serial on two machines at once.
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    For those who've actually got Windows 8, how is it after adjusting to the 'new' layout? I'm seriously interested in trying it on my laptop - can always move back to Windows 7 that came with it, if need be.

    For only £25, it seems worth a punt at least.

    *Edit*

    Okay, I went ahead and purchased it shortly after posting. It is now installed and I've played about with it for about 30 minutes. Honestly, first impressions are fairly positive. I've set up the Start menu for most used programs such as Chrome, Netflix, Steam and everything's running well.

    I'm not convinced it's an OS I'd put on my main rig but it's certainly decent enough for normal media use on my laptop. Quite happy so far.
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    Lol...I did not even know Windows 8 was out, I'm gonna pass on this one.

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    Mum got a new laptop for Christmas with windows 8, 5s in she is crying for someone to put windows 7 on it because she gets stuck inside apps lol.

    I personally think 8 is an utter joke and a disgrace to PC user intelligence. Microsoft need to hang their head in shame for this BS.
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    This is what you get if you try to copy Apple in every way possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrath View Post
    This is what you get if you try to copy Apple in every way possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrath View Post
    This is what you get if you try to copy Apple in every way possible...
    Correction, Apple still has an amazing computer OS. Microsoft doesn't.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

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    People still use Xp wow thats crazy...
    "I think all those developers who are saying, "We donít want to do a PS3 game," or "Itís really difficult to do it," should shut up and make their games. If you have time to complain about it, then you should be spending your time working on getting the most from the hardware."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    Correction, Apple still has an amazing computer OS. Microsoft doesn't.
    I think he meant copy as in with the tablets and the whole apps interface thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    You mean people actually want to upgrade to 8? Seriously..I'm waiting for 9.
    Agreed! Windows 8 is just another Vista and/or ME...


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    Agreed! Windows 8 is just another Vista and/or ME...
    I wouldnt put Vista in the same category as ME, but thats me.

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