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  1.    12 Aug 2014 #21
    Join Date : Apr 2014
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    I will gladly accept all Windows 8 or 8.1 license keys anyone doesn't want
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  2.    13 Aug 2014 #22

    Indianatone said: ?
    I am positive the fact that M$ have stopped fooling around with 8.1 and decided it is done and buried that they will give 8 and 8.1 users a free upgrade path to Windows 9. It may not be an upgrade install and may need work on the users part but I can see no other choice for M$ after the OS that was very much unloved. Imagine how many licence cards and DVD packs that will end up in the landfill as no one wants them.

    It sounds as if what I'm hearing that free upgrade path rumours will not materialize.
    (PS - is there a reason I am unable to "quote" a previous poster?)

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  3.    13 Aug 2014 #23
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton, post: 35140, member: 387
    It sounds as if what I'm hearing that free upgrade path rumours will not materialize.
    (PS - is there a reason I am unable to "quote" a previous poster?)
    I am able to do it using the Reply option at the bottom of the post I want to quote.

    Has your Reply option vanished?
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  4.    13 Aug 2014 #24
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton, post: 35140, member: 387
    Indianatone said: ?
    I am positive the fact that M$ have stopped fooling around with 8.1 and decided it is done and buried that they will give 8 and 8.1 users a free upgrade path to Windows 9. It may not be an upgrade install and may need work on the users part but I can see no other choice for M$ after the OS that was very much unloved. Imagine how many licence cards and DVD packs that will end up in the landfill as no one wants them.

    It sounds as if what I'm hearing that free upgrade path rumours will not materialize.
    (PS - is there a reason I am unable to "quote" a previous poster?)

    I doubt anyone can say for certain at this point. All we have are lots of rumors and until MS actually says what their intentions are everything is just speculating.

    I do think that MS will try to offer a heavily discounted price for early adapters of Win9.
    Other than that.. I have no clue what they plan on doing. OH yes,, we should see IE12 in Win9.
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  5.    13 Aug 2014 #25
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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    W10 Pro, W10 Home

    I do think that MS will try to offer a heavily discounted price for early adapters of Win9.
    I think this is the most likely scenario. Just like the did when Windows 8 first came out.
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  6.    13 Aug 2014 #26
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM

    It would save them dumping stuff in landfills if 8.x and Nine both have the same keys? So an 8 key could be used to upgrade to Nine.
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  7.    13 Aug 2014 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone, post: 35148, member: 49
    It would save them dumping stuff in landfills if 8.x and Nine both have the same keys? So an 8 key could be used to upgrade to Nine.

    Where are you getting that from?? No way would MS use the same key for Win8.x and Win9.
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  8.    13 Aug 2014 #28
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ, post: 35149, member: 210
    Where are you getting that from?? No way would MS use the same key for Win8.x and Win9.
    I was just contemplating. That is what the forum is for, throwing ideas our there. There is no reason why they could not do that, they did it with 8.1 which at 3 GB Download was a new OS. If they decided to give 9 away to 8 users that is.If they don't a lot of 8 users will feel they have been robbed.
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  9.    13 Aug 2014 #29
    Join Date : Nov 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone, post: 35148, member: 49
    It would save them dumping stuff in landfills if 8.x and Nine both have the same keys? So an 8 key could be used to upgrade to Nine.
    I second what Ztruker wrote:
    I will gladly accept all Windows 8 or 8.1 license keys anyone doesn't want
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  10.    13 Aug 2014 #30
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    Idaho USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone, post: 35152, member: 49
    I was just contemplating. That is what the forum is for, throwing ideas our there. There is no reason why they could not do that, they did it with 8.1 which at 3 GB Download was a new OS. If they decided to give 9 away to 8 users that is.If they don't a lot of 8 users will feel they have been robbed.
    Sense you are just contemplating why it it that you seem to believe that all 8 users should have a free upgrade after four years of Windows 8. . .just wondering. . . (BTW remember MS did not force you, or anyone else to use 8, it was a choice, and noting more.
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