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Is the lenovo windows 8 upgrade worth it?

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3 years ago#1
I'll be buying a laptop from them very shortly (next week, 2 weeks tops) and I see they have the option to upgrade to Win8 Pro for 15 bucks.

is Win 8 good?
3 years ago#2
$15 upgrade isnt that good of a deal. MS did better with free windows 7 upgrade for people that buy vista
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3 years ago#3
The preview's out now. Best thing to do would be try it for yourself. Of course for if you go for it it's only 15 bucks and it's not like you have to install it
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3 years ago#4
Orestes417 posted...
The preview's out now. Best thing to do would be try it for yourself. Of course for if you go for it it's only 15 bucks and it's not like you have to install it


Isn't this a scheme by microsoft to make people believe they are getting windows cheap? Of course most people will just pirate Windows 8 anyway.
3 years ago#5
No it's a scheme by MS and the OEMs to get people to buy hardware now knowing full well their old version of Windows will be obsolete in a few months by actually giving them a copy of the new Windows cheap.
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3 years ago#6
To answer the TC's question. Windows 8 most likely will be unstable, so it's not worth the upgrade.
3 years ago#7
Unstable no. Radically different yes, but most certainly not unstable
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3 years ago#8
7>8
defying mathematics.
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3 years ago#9
Like someone else already said, try it out for yourself. If you like it, get it. If not, don't get it. Windows 7 support isn't going anywhere anytime soon, so you can't really lose. It'll come down to a matter of preference.
3 years ago#10
From: Orestes417 | #005
No it's a scheme by MS and the OEMs to get people to buy hardware now knowing full well their old version of Windows will be obsolete in a few months by actually giving them a copy of the new Windows cheap.


Windows 7 will be obsolete in a few months, eh?
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