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  1.    27 Jun 2014 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric, post: 32901, member: 152
    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.    27 Jun 2014 #12
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,151
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii, post: 33049, member: 367
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric, post: 33050, member: 152
    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.    28 Jun 2014 #14
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,151
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Trust_No1, post: 33070, member: 353
    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.    28 Jun 2014 #16
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,151
    Windows 10 IoT

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric, post: 33079, member: 152
    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.    28 Jun 2014 #18
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10

    Is it just me, or are some folks just being silly. . .
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  9.    28 Jun 2014 #19
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Bay Area
    Posts : 18,218
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    But...The Sky Is Falling!

    A Guy
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