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Windows 10 Thread - Quest to Kill Cortana

Postby Prey » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:15 pm

According to the source article, Diantoro said that for users upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 9, the upgrade will be free. Just like we heard back in late June, Microsoft is hoping to move all of its users to its latest platform, and by removing the cost of entry, this should be a big motivator.

The comment is said to have come from a meeting that took place on the 25th of September at the Hotel Mulia, Jakarta.


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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby eVoL » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:36 pm

I bet theres in app purchases and ads to pay for it.
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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Lee » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:04 pm

Guru3D site was talking about it as well. But it could be true since there isn't much changed just added in start menu and name change to distance itself from Windows 8.
Could pick up windows 8 for less than £15 then swap to Windows 9 if so :P
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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby DjchunKfunK » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:58 am

Windows is one of the few earners Microsoft has left, I can't see them giving it away for free, even in a limited capacity.
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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Me » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:35 pm

I think Office is Microsoft's main earner and I'd assume OEM sales to builders is MS's major income for Windows sales so I don't think free upgrades for end users will hurt them that much.

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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Achtung Englander » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:19 pm

although this is Win8.2 I think I will get this for both my Desktop and Laptop. Interestingly MS is going to do an Apple and release annual updates as opposed to huge new OS every 5 years or so

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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Srcr. Maligree » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:02 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:Interestingly MS is going to do an Apple and release annual updates as opposed to huge new OS every 5 years or so

Just what I was thinking, as OSX 10.9 was free to owners of 10.7 and 10.8. I'd also go for Lee's strategy if this rumour turns up true.
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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby katarn » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:22 pm

I'm looking to hop on to Win9 from Win7 so I'm gonna be interested in what they've got in store.

Hopefully they'll have a cheap deal on release like they did before.

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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Lee » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:27 pm

Well I nabbed Windows 8.1 this morning for under £15. Yea I do hate the clunkyness of it even with classic shell installed.
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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Eny » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:54 pm

Pray tell... :-k
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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Mantis » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:02 pm

https://www.g2a.com/windows-8-professio ... lobal.html

NethLyn just grabbed it from there too. I'm slightly dubious about it.

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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Prey » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:34 pm

Microsoft officially announces, er Windows 10. :lol: :lol:

It's been referred to by Microsoft insiders as 'Windows vNext', by its internal development codename 'Threshold', and even by the placeholder title of 'Windows TH' - but today, Microsoft revealed that its next major OS will not get the name that we all expected, Windows 9.

It will instead be called Windows 10.


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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Wrathbone » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:39 pm

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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby katarn » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:39 pm

Are they treating 8.1 as a kind of faux-Win9 then?

Actually I don't know why they bother with numbers anyway. Call it something different altogether.

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Re: Windows 8 Users Upgrade To Windows 9 For Free?

Postby Subway Diet » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:46 pm

Why did they have to go to Windows 10? Because 7 8 9!
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