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Win 8 Upgrade/Re-install


Legslip

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I am considering the £28 Microsoft upgrade offer. If I download and install Win 8, if at some time in the future I want to reformat my HD, will I still have access to Win 8 as a download means I have no disk? Currently on Win 7.

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Jock1e

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If you have bought a new computer since June last year with W/7 on it you get the upgrade for £15.

Now I know that you can save it to your computer or burn to a DVD etc and use that but as I have never tried it I can not comment on how it works.

You can buy the DVD for it but it costs another £12 I believe.

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aquatarkus

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Hi There

When you do the download you will get the option to create your own media either a bootable usb stick (must be more than 3gig) or burn as an ISO file to dvd

Regards Aquatarkus

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Legslip

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Thanks people. Think you have given me the response I needed. Will give it a whirl.

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SillBill

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I'm still thinking about it, but the more I read the more I think I'll stick with W7!!

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Forum Editor

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SillBill

Microsoft has sold over 60 million Windows 8 licenses in two months - it's a very good Windows version indeed.

Like all new operating system releases there's a learning curve. This one is somewhat more complicated by the fact of the user interface,which has been primarily designed with touch screens in mind. It's perfectly good on a conventional screen and mouse combination however.

Minor glitches are being resolved on a daily basis, and manufacturers are rapidly adding certified drivers. It's an upgrade that in my opinion is well worth making. We've seen far more in the way of teething problems with previous versions when they were launched.

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Legslip

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Thanks Ed. useful contribution.

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Jock1e

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Like I said some like it some don't.I don't but as I have bought it I will stick with it.

Microsoft supposed to be coming up with a new version of Windows this year whether it is going to be free for those on W/8 I don't know.But anything has to be an improvement to W/8.

For £15-£25 it has to be worth a try.Not sure if you can actually try before you buy.If you can I would go down that road.

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