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Best Windows 8/8.1 deal available?

#11Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 3:31:00 PM
So it looks like I have 3 options.

1. Buy the Windows 8 Student Upgrade Pro for 69.99 This is the cheapest option and it gives me the Pro version(retails at $200)
Cons: Can't install it as a fresh OS unless you do a workaround. Non transferable license(?)

2. Buy Windows 8 OEM System Builders for $99.99 This is more expensive and it only gives access to Windows 8 Core. But you can install as a fresh OS without any workarounds and if I buy from the Microsoft call number I can transfer it to future PC builds

3. Buy Windows 8 Pro OEM System Builders for ~$120 Same as the above but it's slightly more expensive because it gives you the Pro version.


Which should I do?
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#12ShubPosted 10/9/2013 4:22:18 PM
Definitely don't pay more for the Pro edition unless you have a need for its features (such as support for more than 128 GB of RAM, joining Active Directory domains, Hyper-V, etc.)
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#13Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 4:26:00 PM
I decided to go with the 69.99 option and I'll just do workarounds if I need to do extra stuff.
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#14NicoC96Posted 10/9/2013 5:00:57 PM
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
I decided to go with the 69.99 option and I'll just do workarounds if I need to do extra stuff.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html

I follow this guide when I have to reinstall Windows 8. Have yet to have an issue with it, used it both on my friend's as well as my own computer for doing clean installs after a complete wipe. We both took advantage of the $15 upgrade deal when Windows 8 first came out, upgrading our Windows 7 keys.
#15Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 5:24:59 PM
Do those methods let you dualboot your old OS? I want to run some benchmarks and test Vista and Windows 8 to see the performance differences
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