Windows 8 Pro - £25.00 - ASDA [Instore - Beckton]
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Windows 8 Pro - £25.00 - ASDA [Instore - Beckton]

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Found 18th Jun 2013
Just saw this in the Beckton store, don't know If it's nationwide.

They had 3 copies on the shelf.

346 Comments

in b4 metro hate

Could anyone confirm if this is store specific?

Banned

Wow, that fell down in price quickly. Wonder Why

Is this the upgrade version?

smr1

Is this the upgrade version?


Windows 8 isn't an upgrade of anything.


Apart from maybe MSDOS, and even then...

Yeah this must be the upgrade version, no good to me as I need the OEM or retail for my new build.

Will work on a new build if you Google it.

Don't think it is legal though but is possible.

daze24

in b4 metro hate



and...

Windows 8 is a good OS, so haters.......kiss it

Like all new OS......make sure everything works before upgrading if you go down that route

I had to return to win 7 as 2 main program's I use did not work correctly

daze24

in b4 metro hate



Good Stable OS, HOT

Its actually pretty quick, but I can't stand that metro gak

If they paid me £25 to install it I might give it a go!
Tried it before and did not like it!

But the deal is hot if you want it.

£25 to turn my PC into an etch-a-sketch? No thank you...

I got an upgrade copy back when it first come out. Downloaded an ISO of the version I got online (if you have to ask then dont bother) burned the ISO to disc, installed and put in my product key. Worked first time with no issue, and have done this about 5 times since owning Windows 8. So anyone is worried, dont worry, great price.

Runs so much faster than Windows 7 and if you dont like the look of Windows 8, pay for a program called Start8 (Makes windows run like Windows 7 - bringing back the desktop and start menu etc) My laptop used to take over 1 minute to boot up with Windows 7 and now it takes about 30 seconds, so it is an improvement and the metro look isnt a draw back if you dont like it, just google start8. Trust me.

good price. Will check my local ASDA, but is this proper WIndows 8 Pro, or the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro?.

There is a desktop mode folks, and the next update is bringing back the start menu.

Great OS, very fast. Some people hate it to be on the bandwagon, when really they have no idea what they are talking about. I somewhat sympathise with disliking the metro layout, but there is also the "Blue" update being released to bring back the start menu and desktop. Aside from aesthetics I have found it to be superior to windows 7 in every way.

You can clean install the upgrade version, I can confirm this as I have done it several times myself.
Edited by: "abch4" 18th Jun 2013

WINDOWS 8 COLD.

stoney_Jedi

Its actually pretty quick, but I can't stand that metro gak



8.1 will fix that

ChampionshipManager

WINDOWS 8 COLD.



You seem to misunderstand what a deal site is. Your opinion on something does not change the relative value of a product in the market. Please stop trolling.
Edited by: "abch4" 18th Jun 2013

Aaargh

Yeah this must be the upgrade version, no good to me as I need the OEM or … Yeah this must be the upgrade version, no good to me as I need the OEM or retail for my new build.



I needed something for another build too. Ended up paying £70 for OEM Full 64bit (non Pro).

The worst thing is I gave away my Retail W7 and I'm using W8 now myself. Mostly due to the fact that the person the build is for would wonder what the heck all the tile business is and is used to traditional Windows interfaces.

I figure I can at least make W8 do what I need it to do. Only had it 2 days. It's not 'scream my head off' bad as I was led to believe. It works, its fast and largely when I'm in desktop its largely W7. Anyway I'm stuck with it now as I'm not paying for yet another license.

Windows 8 is a good OS if you have a touch screen..
Ignore the haters, listen to those who have actually used it (_;)

What? You don't have a touch screen?!! Then avoid this like the plague.
Edited by: "Azurren" 18th Jun 2013

Stay away

Banned

Lol @ the noobs who can't use windows 8 lol.

Amazing system if you known a little more then apple users lol

Dog Pile

you would have to pay me £25 to install it, and once you paid me and left i would uninstall it

smr1

Is this the upgrade version?


Yes. The only retail version is an upgrade but you can get OEM versions which are full.
Microsoft in their wisdom...

verytechylol

Lol @ the noobs who can't use windows 8 lol. Amazing system if you known … Lol @ the noobs who can't use windows 8 lol. Amazing system if you known a little more then apple users lol



lol @ the superiority complex. I have only just come to W8 myself and thought W7 was amazing.

Takes a little getting used to for sure, but calling folk noobs just makes you sound a fanboi.

meglaman2000

There is a desktop mode folks, and the next update is bringing back the … There is a desktop mode folks, and the next update is bringing back the start menu.



No, it's not really. If anything, it is going to make aftermarket solutions for the lack of one a bit harder to implement.

Azurren

Windows 8 is a good OS if you have a touch screen..Ignore the haters, … Windows 8 is a good OS if you have a touch screen..Ignore the haters, listen to those who have actually used it (_;)What? You don't have a touch screen?!! Then avoid this like the plague.



It is a good OS regardless. It uses less resources and has a few useful additions and it is faster. (Only things that matter).

Don't need any aftermarket anything. (The better dual monitor support would be worth it on its own).

There is nothing that makes anything I need more difficult than Windows 7.

windows 8 is the best so far
my computer man says people who hate it are
i can't say what he said i would be banned
but we find it has improved our laptop and gaming pc in many ways

meglaman2000

... the next update is bringing back the start menu.


No, it's just bringing back the start button which will dump you on the Metro screen.
They is smoking some killer sh*t in Redmond.

This is gonna turn into the normal Windows 8 pantomime. W8 is rubbish! Oh no it isn't!

ChampionshipManager

WINDOWS 8 COLD.



mammary!

abch4

You seem to misunderstand what a deal site is. Your opinion on something … You seem to misunderstand what a deal site is. Your opinion on something does not change the relative value of a product in the market. Please stop trolling.



I bought Windows 8 for 11 bones. Then I reformatted my computer. It has less worth than turd.

If anyone wants it by the way, shoot me a message.

Edit: now gone.
Edited by: "ChampionshipManager" 18th Jun 2013

unrandomsam

It is a good OS regardless. It uses less resources and has a few useful … It is a good OS regardless. It uses less resources and has a few useful additions and it is faster. (Only things that matter).Don't need any aftermarket anything. (The better dual monitor support would be worth it on its own).There is nothing that makes anything I need more difficult than Windows 7.



This.

Try using it for atleast a week and learn all the shortcuts, you'll soon see it is faster.

I just use 'advanced systemcare' windows 8 app which changed my settings so I don't get the silly tiles/metro look.

Now I have windows 8 but with Win 7 look ... Best of both worlds and app is free

Windows 8 is great generally but be warned I've had issues with some drivers causing system to crash and make my mouse useless and no system restore or even image restore would fix it this time. it still only works on one usb port. I'm contacting my motherboard manufacturer to see what issue is, and if motherboard it's faulty, but read this is a Windows 8 bug, and no fix for it. it can simply be if drivers for a product aren't perfect, it causes Windows 8 to spazz out. I didn't have issues with 7 pro.
shame cause otherwise it's great.

metro easily worked around and for free with pokki, which even improves on Windows 7 start menu

my advice is if you have 7 just wait till more stable

The Xbox One of Operating Systems.

I hated it at first; love it now.

Horrorwood

Try using it for atleast a week and learn all the shortcuts, you'll soon … Try using it for atleast a week and learn all the shortcuts, you'll soon see it is faster.



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