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  1.    26 Sep 2014 #1
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    Windows 9 Will Be Free for Windows 8 Users


    Microsoft Indonesia confirms a free license for Windows 9


    Windows 9 preview is almost here, as Microsoft will unveil the first public build of the upcoming operating system in just a few days, but we have already heard quite a lot of details about this product thanks to people who are more or less familiar with the development plans.
    The software giant has remained completely tight-lipped on the Windows 9 work until now, with the exception of Microsoft’s France President, who confirmed that the preview would be unveiled next week, but someone else from within the company now comes with a few more exciting tidbits of information.

    Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users, Microsoft Indonesia President Andreas Diantoro has reportedly said during a recent event, which comes as a confirmation that the company is working to boost early uptake of the new OS as much as possible from the very beginning.
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  2.    26 Sep 2014 #2
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    Automatic update and free sound good to me

    not keeping apps and settings sounds bad
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  3.    26 Sep 2014 #3
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    I would like to get the Win9 update for free. Yup, on board for that concept totally.
    Keeping that in mind I would also likely purchase a copy of Win9 so I can perform a clean install.

    Jeff....
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  4.    26 Sep 2014 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Automatic update and free sound good to me

    not keeping apps and settings sounds bad
    I agree.. but heck, it's FREE!!
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  5.    26 Sep 2014 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I agree.. but heck, it's FREE!!
    Very true, could cope with the loss of apps, would have to find serial numbers for some

    But yup, for free, count me as a definite getting it

    *by apps in the article, does it mean store apps or desktop programs, if store apps then no problem as they will just redownload
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  6.    26 Sep 2014 #6
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    Run Belarc Advisor beforehand and all your serial numbers will be accounted for.
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  7.    26 Sep 2014 #7

    The eventual cost of Windows 9 may be a big factor here.
    If it costs more than Windows 8, then it is brilliant strategic thinking for MS. Many more intelligent users will be rushing of to the local store to buy Windows 8, and get Windows 9 at that price!

    But, I am still wary. Softpedia (Hmm? ) I see that we can download the update free. What I don't see is anything positive regarding whether the download will be automatically updated with your Windows 8 key.
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  8.    26 Sep 2014 #8
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    ^^ Yup, that's not a source that I take as a very reliable one. Personally, I just can't see Win9/Win Threshold being free for anyone.

    2c
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  9.    26 Sep 2014 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I would like to get the Win9 update for free. Yup, on board for that concept totally.
    Keeping that in mind I would also likely purchase a copy of Win9 so I can perform a clean install.

    Jeff....
    Likewise I want my own copy
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  10.    26 Sep 2014 #10
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    Nothing like having a copy to perform the good old clean install, IMO.
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