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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Oct-12 14:12:13
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Windows 8 Non-upgrade


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I've noticed that all media outlets are trumpting the cost for upgrading to Windows 8, but there is a curious lack of detail for those who don't want the upgrade but the the "full" version, so does anyone know how much it is going to cost ?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 22-Oct-12 15:16:15
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Re: Windows 8 Non-upgrade


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this is for a computer with no windows OS ?

Amazon only list the upgrade from XP/Vista/7

Windows 8 OEM Personal Use licence hasn't appeared here yet although http://www.misco.co.uk/productinfo/productinfo?produ... might be it
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Oct-12 17:49:04
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Yes, hopefully it will be for a new, non-OS machine...

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 22-Oct-12 17:55:45
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http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/buying-advice/windows/340...


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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Oct-12 19:19:26
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thank you

I've been busy trying out some software for anyone who would like windows 8 but would feel more comfortable with windows 7 "GUI" like the desktop configuration
There are a few downloads to hand for those on Friday upgrading so don't forget to install these and last but not least windows 8 has anti virus already built in so do make sure that you take advice if unsure about installing a different brand of antivirus

A good bit of advice is to take your time with windows 8 and ask if unsure instead of ploughing in and mucking things up and then have to hit the forums with errors that could have been avoided

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Oct-12 20:14:08
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About the same price as Windows 7,which is good.

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Oct-12 20:15:10
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Is it possible to force Windows 8 to always boot to the desktop system rather than having to click on a tile to do it ?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 22-Oct-12 21:21:38
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Well it was, then they changed it. Maybe it will return on Friday.


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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Oct-12 21:22:26
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Is it possible to force Windows 8 to always boot to the desktop system rather than having to click on a tile to do it ?


Nope, not without software.

You could move the desktop tile to the top left and press enter when the fisher price style UI is displayed, that will then take you to the desktop. that is if MS don't put a stop to that as they want you to stay on the metro UI, so you can look at their store and buy stuff you don't really need.


As I said there is some software that will give you a proper start menu and will boot into the desktop.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Oct-12 21:24:50
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this is for a computer with no windows OS ?

Amazon only list the upgrade from XP/Vista/7

Windows 8 OEM Personal Use licence hasn't appeared here yet although http://www.misco.co.uk/productinfo/productinfo?produ... might be it


No retail version, so if you buy a OEM for a new build and then want to transfer it say in a couple of years to another machine you are stumped.

At least with Windows 7, MS produced a retail version. i detest upgrades, i remember the problem I had upgrading from XP to vista on my laptop.

Not going to bother me too much as I am not getting windows 8.

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