I'm apparently one of very few that prefer windows 8 over windows 7 even on desktop lol. I have a windows 8 install disk and a windows 8 pro upgrade code ($75 total) that I have used to put windows 8 pro and WMC on both my PCs. I just use phone activation for the basic install and pro, and then either buy the WMC upgrade ($10) or use a free code I got before that promotion expired. MS made a huge mistake making WMC its own edition of windows and giving it its own product key.
If you're doing a fresh install, I think you can simply do a "double install" to allow this Upgrade edition to properly register. That's what I did with my W7 Upgrade disk. All the upgrade needs is to see that the hard drive has a version of Windows on it, doesn't matter if it's legit or registered.
How about if M$ reversed the mouse clicks so now you need to right click to select? Thats pretty simple to fix, just use your other finger! You might like the METRO but I bet if M$ reversed the mouse clicks, you would not like it. Most of the W8 haters dont complain about how to get out of the METRO UI, its why are they being forced to use it. I like W8 and im a fan but just take away the METRO
What!?!?! how can you compare this to reversing the mouse click. I am not a fan of Metro, but one click to get out of it isn't that big of a deal imo for an OS that gives me much better performance.
Just as a warning to everyone here, there are some Windows 8 Pro license auctions popping up on eBay right now for $39. They don't say they are upgrades, and they claim that they will send you a WGA-valid license key and a download link within 24 hours. They say that if for some reason a key does not pass validation, they will send you another. I've had experience with individuals who have done things like this in the past, and they will send you a key that works for now, but it will eventually be blacklisted because they will most likely sell the same key again later. Be VERY CAREFUL about buying licenses this way.
Another big red flag about these auctions (there are currently two of them) is that the sellers have gibberish names and roughly ~10 feedback, all from TODAY, and ALL as BUYERS for random items... and all of the feedback was received within the span of a few minutes. These are clearly fake\scam accounts and I've reported them.
Again, if you're looking for cheaper copies of Windows 8 to pop up on eBay, be very careful! I was going to buy the one for $50, but it has gone up to $55, and I don't like encouraging that kind of thing (dropping prices to get attention and then slowly raising them) so I'm holding off until it hits $50 or below again.
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