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Initial post: 17 Aug 2012 10:20:22 BDT
Is this a download or will I receive a disc?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 11:59:48 BDT
K. Staples says:
This a boxed version so includes disc and product key

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 12:13:14 BDT
Cheers,

Good to know, I like the physical disc

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 12:16:26 BDT
Another things if it is ok? Is it 32 bit or 64 bit?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 16:13:53 BDT
K. Staples says:
Not sure there doesn't seem too be much information, I would guess the retail boxes will include both 32 and 64 bit media

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 16:18:47 BDT
Cheers,

Thanks for your reply

Ray

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 13:19:12 BDT
What version of Windows 8 is it?

Posted on 19 Aug 2012 11:54:24 BDT
What about language support ? Is Finnish supported ????

Posted on 20 Aug 2012 05:09:30 BDT
What about language support ? Is Finnish supported ???? Windows 8 Pro.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2012 22:06:02 BDT
K. Staples says:
Finnish is supported

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 09:13:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Aug 2012 18:39:59 BDT
CarlMK says:
Be brave and upgrade to free Linux OS, Ubuntu etc. MS licenses are now only valid for three years Do'h.

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 10:26:32 BDT
Philip Price says:
Windows 8 Pro @ £49.99 - I have a desktop Windows 7 and Laptop Vista at my home address will I be able to upgrade
both, with this package

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 10:55:13 BDT
I thought Windows 8 was going to be cheaper than £49.99. Is this offer such a good deal? Is 8 a game changer? I'm really on the fence right now as to just buying an Apple PC instead.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 11:02:03 BDT
I have pre-orderd Windows 8 with Amaqzom. The cost is £61.06 not that cheap!!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 16:55:12 BDT
If you're buying a new PC with Windows 7 (or have bought one since June 2nd 2012), you can get a Windows 8 upgrade as a download from Microsoft for £14.99 from https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-GB/

Microsoft don't seem to have announced UK prices for other download upgrades yet. The US price is $40, but that will probably translate to £40 for us (our price has to include VAT, for one thing). The US equivalent of the offer above for new PC owners costs $14.99.

Amazon will probably only sell the boxed product, which usually costs more than a download, but if the price is reduced before release, Amazon refunds you the difference.

As for whether Windows 8 is better than a Mac, I'd say that might have a lot to do with how much Windows software you already own and what you want to do with your computer. I use both, and would happily go Mac-only if Macs were cheaper and had better compatibility with software I need to use which is Windows-only. But running Windows within Mac's OSX is really painful - either slow, freezing, or unreliable, at least for the software I use - and PCs work out a bit better value, I think.

If you're in any doubt, wait for a few months after Windows 8 comes out - it will have some of the bugs kicked out of it by then. Early adoption is almost always a painful business!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 17:03:37 BDT
Thanks for the info.

I will await my purchase with baited breath!

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 17:30:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Aug 2012 17:31:31 BDT
S. Cain says:
Will Windows 8 Pro only upgrade other versions of Windows Pro or will it upgrade, say, from various Windows Home versions (which is, I think, what Mr Timothy S. Bates post, 18/08/12 13:19:12, was getting at)?
Is it Cloud based only or can it be used locally on a stand alone PC?

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 22:13:07 BDT
Can I choose between 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions on the same PC?

With a valid license, you may use either 32- or 64-bit Windows, but you may install only one of those versions. The OEM license includes a lengthy bit of additional wording as a caution when switching from a factory 64-bit installation to a 32-bit version

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 07:56:37 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2012 15:49:56 BDT
Thanks for your advice. Appreciated.

Posted on 29 Aug 2012 17:55:13 BDT
hey guys a report i have just found on pc pro have a look at this link, Windows 8 pro upgrade been afficially said its going to be £25.00 which is what i thought the price was. Have a look. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/376621/update-now-microsoft-says-windows-8-upgrade-is-25

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2012 18:20:38 BDT
Thanks for the info, Josh, I am paying over £61.00 from Amazon for my copy, must cancel my order.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 09:03:34 BDT
Is £24.99 price the download price? I appreciate that buying the disc will be more but will that cost an additional £24.99 to take it to the £49.99 Amazon price? Seems steep if that's right. If not wont Amazon reduce their price now?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2012 11:35:24 BDT
I have read that if you have pre-ordered with Amazon 'should the price drop by the time it becomes operational then you will only be charged the lower price, should the price rise then you will only be charged the pre-order price' .......

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 19:12:04 BDT
Appreciate your comments Frederick as to the Amazon price drop but I'm still puzzled as to why the price is £49.99 in the first place. I'm sure there is a valid reason, I'd just like to know what it is.
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