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  1. Joined : Jun 2014
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
       27 Jun 2014 #11

    alphanumeric, post: 32901, member: 152 said:
    OK lets see if I got his right?
    One option for 8.0 users is to upgrade to 8.1 with update 1 though the Windows Store for free. And then do it all again to get 8.1 with update 2 for free. But no free Windows 9?
    The other option is to pay a "small" fee to go from 8.0 straight to 8.1 with update 2. And that fee also gets you Windows 9 for free when its released?

    Its so confusing it has to be true.
    Just bought the Windows 8.1 Full Version key. I'm confused, will I be eligible for the upgrade?
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,253
    Windows 10 IoT
       27 Jun 2014 #12

    Nuccii, post: 33049, member: 367 said:
    Just bought the Windows 8.1 Full Version key. I'm confused, will I be eligible for the upgrade?
    Everything is still in the rumor stage at this point but I would say yes. Any body already running 8.1 with update one gets update 2 for free. It only gets confusing if your running 8.0 and want to go to 8.1 with update 2.
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  3.    27 Jun 2014 #13

    alphanumeric, post: 33050, member: 152 said:
    Everything is still in the rumor stage at this point but I would say yes. Any body already running 8.1 with update one gets update 2 for free. It only gets confusing if your running 8.0 and want to go to 8.1 with update 2.
    I don't get it, why would update 2 cost anything at all, is it a new OS like 8.1 or is it just an update?
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,253
    Windows 10 IoT
       28 Jun 2014 #14

    Trust_No1, post: 33070, member: 353 said:
    I don't get it, why would update 2 cost anything at all, is it a new OS like 8.1 or is it just an update?
    The rumor is when you upgrade to update 2, you get new keys. If true that tells me its actually more like Windows 8.2, a new OS. The way I read it is.
    One option for 8.0 users is to upgrade to 8.1 with update 1 though the Windows Store for free. And then do it all again to get 8.1 with update 2 for free. But no free Windows 9?
    The other option is to pay a "small" fee to go from 8.0 straight to 8.1 with update 2. And that fee also gets you Windows 9 for free when its released?
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  5.    28 Jun 2014 #15

    If true, then it is just plain stupid. Windows 8 has become a total waste of time. I am beginning to think Microsoft has become a play ground for the mentally challenged weirdo's.

    So from now on every 6 months, one's software will become obsolete.
    8.0 obsolete
    8.1 obsolete
    8.2 obsolete
    8.3 obsolete
    9.0 ????????

    It is more like an old "Twilight Zone" episode

    Microsoft obsolete
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,253
    Windows 10 IoT
       28 Jun 2014 #16

    So when are you switching to Linux or Android?
    It's really no different than say running Windows 7 with no Service Packs installed.
    You can also stay on Windows 8.0 if you want, it is still supported and receives updates. Support will run out in the near future but at present as far as I know it hasn't.
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  7.    28 Jun 2014 #17

    alphanumeric, post: 33079, member: 152 said:
    So when are you switching to Linux or Android?
    It's really no different than say running Windows 7 with no Service Packs installed.
    You can also stay on Windows 8.0 if you want, it is still supported and receives updates. Support will run out in the near future but at present as far as I know it hasn't.
    My friends want me to switch to Apple, I had never considered it, BUT (with Microsoft being so wacko), I think my next purchase will be an iPad or Nexus 7, just to test the waters. I may like them.

    I think Ubuntu has a touch version, and may support Android, that would be interesting.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       28 Jun 2014 #18

    Is it just me, or are some folks just being silly. . .
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Bay Area
    Posts : 12,988
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       28 Jun 2014 #19

    But...The Sky Is Falling!

    A Guy
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