This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Best Windows 8/8.1 deal available?

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Best Windows 8/8.1 deal available?

User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
3 years ago#11
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?
http://i.imgur.com/Z3MIjNj.jpg
You can tell a lot about a person based on how they treat the weaker members of society.

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#12
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.)
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.

User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
3 years ago#13
I decided to go with the 69.99 option and I'll just do workarounds if I need to do extra stuff.
http://i.imgur.com/Z3MIjNj.jpg
You can tell a lot about a person based on how they treat the weaker members of society.

User Info: NicoC96

NicoC96
3 years ago#14
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.

User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
3 years ago#15
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
http://i.imgur.com/Z3MIjNj.jpg
You can tell a lot about a person based on how they treat the weaker members of society.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Best Windows 8/8.1 deal available?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived