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Price of Windows 8.1


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#1 cooked

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:26 AM

Silly question: is the price of W8.1 likely to fall after the introduction of W10? I got shafted when I bought a new PC that had Wenterprise installed and this cannot be renewed. I have three weeks left until my license runs out. So I will be able to upgrade to W10 after getting a new license?

I very much doubt that the shop that sold me the PC will help in any way.

 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:41 AM

What is Wenterprise?  I couldn't find it in search.  Do you mean Windows Enterprise? What version do you have now?


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:47 AM

I have Windows Enterprise which I didn't ask for, That's another story. I just need to know if W8.1  will become cheaper soon.

 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:54 AM

You won't be able to buy a Windows 8.1 Entreprise licence, since these aren't sold individually but via Volume Licensing. Which edition of Windows 8.1 do you want, normal?

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:57 AM

Oh dear. No I don't want a windows enterprise license, as mentioned above I don't want one and never asked for one. I was shafted. Yes, I want a normal license, whatever normal means.

Are the licenses likely to get cheaper after the release of W10?



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:22 AM

They are likely to drop a little yes, but maybe not right away. Maybe in two months or so.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

Did you purchase 8.1 because your hard drive failed? If the computer is an OEM that came pre-installed with Windows 8 or 8.1 you can download the install media for free.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:15 AM

Oh dear again. I didn't knowingly purchase W 8.1 , i bought a PC that was supposed to have LINUX preinstalled if you really want to know. I can't change W enterprise to W 8.1 pro or anything else. I just want to know if the price for W8.1 is likely to go down after the introduction of W1o.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:07 PM

@cooked:  as Aura said, prices will likely go down (as low as $60 here in Amazon), yet I bet somewhere near where you live, someone has a retail Windows 8 Pro unused.  Many of us got it for $40 and then never installed it.  They might even just flat give it to you?  Or try resale shops or thrift shops, garage sales.  Should be a number of local places where you can get a good deal.  Some here at Ebay, but make sure it's full retail, as you can't 'upgrade' from Enterprise.

 

The Win8 Pro can be updated to 8.1 for free (must do by January), and from there updated to Win10 for free.

 

Then again, you could just redo your machine with Linux, and buy a Win8 machine in Ebay, Amazon.. they are often under $200.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:10 PM

Is this an older computer? As I posted, if this was a newer OEM computer and it came preinstalled with Windows 8 then the key will be embedded in firmware. If the person you bought it from put on Enterprise it's possible he did not know you could pull the key from firmware and use that with the free media download.

 

This would all depend on if the computer was a recent OEM that came preinstalled with Windows 8 and not custom built.

 

Do you have a make and model of the computer?



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:06 PM

Every Windows 8 can be upgraded for free to Windows 8.1. There's no limit on that from what I know. The update before January 2016 is only if Windows 8 users wants to keep on receiving updates and support. Then they'll have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 for that.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 03:21 AM

Every Windows 8 can be upgraded for free to Windows 8.1. There's no limit on that from what I know. The update before January 2016 is only if Windows 8 users wants to keep on receiving updates and support. Then they'll have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 for that.

You can't upgrade enterprise to anything at all.


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It is a gif file, thanks.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:19 AM

You can't upgrade enterprise to anything at all.


Of course, Windows 8.1 Entreprise is an exception because it works via Volume Licensing. Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional can however.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:32 AM

 

Every Windows 8 can be upgraded for free to Windows 8.1. There's no limit on that from what I know. The update before January 2016 is only if Windows 8 users wants to keep on receiving updates and support. Then they'll have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 for that.

You can't upgrade enterprise to anything at all.


Sorry png file would not load ill try and convert to jpg. May take awhile sometime since I used required software.

It is a gif file, thanks.

 

Please note this is malcom123 and one of my posts from another thread has mistakenly got into this thread of which I am not participating in.






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