Will microsoft release a retail version of windows 8 pro with windows media center

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by UTDKING, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. UTDKING

    UTDKING MDL Junior Member

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    Hi All,
    Just as the title suggest do microsoft plan release a retail version of windows 8
    It may include
    Windows 8 x86
    Windows8 x64
    Windows 8 Prox64
    Windows 8 Pro+WMCx32
    Windows 8Pro+WMCx64
    Plus any plans for a family pack like 3user or 5 user
    As most homes have more than one pc this as been the way forward for the likes of Norton/Kaspersky/Eset Plus many other
    If microsoft are adjusting pricing for windows 8 from 01/02/2013 will we seen more retail lines appear on the shelves of our pc stores
    Or do microsoft make so much from oem companys that the retail line will slowly disappear
    Ps: My neighbour purchase the windows upgrade dvd from a local pcworld store can this be used as a clean install , i read somewhere on this site that it can but unable to find it now
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    No, they will only offer the Windows 8 Pro Pack as far as anyone knows....
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AS anarchist9027 wrote, there will be none Windows 8 Pro WMC, WMC will be sold separately via the Windows Store only.

    To your Ps: Yes, you could use that DVD for a clean install and need to activate it using an legit Pro Key if you like to stay legal!
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    In opposite to Win 7 the only official ways to purchase Win 8 is by buying from MS or retrieving via MSDN, no other sources available. The sticky thread which provided them here got a DMCA notice, as others here likewise. As Daz fittingly stated, MS is making all "pirates" jump through loops (small and burning ones) this time.
    WMC is meant as an upgrade only, not as a clean install.
     
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  5. UTDKING

    UTDKING MDL Junior Member

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    Ok Thanks for the reply's I am legal on my Touch Pc & Laptops so the pirate route doesn't concern me
    As i have purchase my windows 8 pro via Microsoft Also received free WMC Keys that i needed for each version that i purchased
    via the upgrade offer as it was well worth it
    I have since Wipe & re-apply my windows 8 pro installation & added WMC & it activates just fine no problems
    But back to my early question is their a multiple licence say for familys from Microsoft
    Also to a previous thread i wrote about here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/42091-Microsoft-reveals-new-Windows-8-pricing-details
    I know some stores have increase their prices on the windows 8 upgrade retail pack x32/x64 DVD Pack before the official date of 01/02/2013
    & it is the same version as i said before my neighbour purchase his for £49:99
    But a friend paid 2 days later £149:99 & the store assistant said it would be £249:99 on 01/02/2013
    I know its the same retail pack that was on offer at £49:99 because i help him upgrade his pc to windows 8 & now he wants a WMC Key is that offer still on
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Until the January 31. you could still apply for the free WMC key here: windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/feature-packs and need to activate latest on the same day January 31. 2013
     
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  7. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    The WMC keys are still being given out until 01/31/2012 @11:59 PM EST
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    01/31/2013
     
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