View Full Version : Cost of Windows 8.

01-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Can anyone tell me if it is still possible to get a product key at the cheap rate that was originally offered at the outset?

01-04-2013, 09:26 PM
Nope ------ the Offer ended on the 31st January.

01-04-2013, 09:38 PM

02-04-2013, 08:46 AM
Most of the major retailers still have Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $89.99 (the promo offer)

02-04-2013, 09:06 AM
I think what you will find is that upgrade is from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro so you have to have Windows 8 installed first.

02-04-2013, 01:37 PM
I just walked past Dick Smiths, they have the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $99.99 (not the one that requires Windows 8 installed already)

02-04-2013, 02:00 PM
The real cheap one, around $20 I think it was is long gone, then there was the other one, around $50 that's also gone.

02-04-2013, 02:19 PM
heres a link to the DSE one http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XS8811/ms-win-8-pro-upgrade-1-license

02-04-2013, 02:23 PM
Still think you need windows 8 though as advertised on other sits I looked at like Ascent and Computer Lounge.

02-04-2013, 02:27 PM
no you don't, that is called a Windows 8 Pro Pack

that is also $99.99 http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XS8810/ms-win-8-pro-pack-1-license

Speedy Gonzales
04-04-2013, 12:17 PM
I got mine when it first came out for 88/89 from DSE. Its pro. And doesnt need any previous version of windows to install. It comes with 32/64 bit dvds. And got the MCE key when the promo was on

04-04-2013, 12:47 PM
heres a link to the DSE one http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XS8811/ms-win-8-pro-upgrade-1-license

DSE: pfft
It doesnt say what can can upgrade FROM.
Some poor smucK with Win home may find its not good to them (??)
Could that even be a u/g from Win8 home to Win8 pro ? the price doesnt quite match that on the MS site

DSE are getting worse & worse.....
They put out a flyer a few weeks back with a great deal on an Asus 7" Tablet.....no-one thought the price & the claimed spec
didnt match up, even those in the shop though it was all legit when I asked.
No, it wasnt a dual core 2Ghz Asus Tablet , was a single core 1Ghz . Lucky I checked 1st, I was initially keen as to buy it.
(sorry, getting off topic)

04-04-2013, 01:27 PM
With the DSE you would have to look very carefully how they have advertised it ( maybe) - it says "MS WIN 8 Pro Upgrade - 1 License" Now look at how Ascent have advertised the upgrade with media ( DVD) here (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=410068) & their price.

So is the DSE one just the license like you got from the MS promotion and no media ?

It could be like Office PKC cards, licence only no software.

I seem to remember that when the promotion ended a few stores upped the licence price, but you still had to download the actual program or make your own DVD.

You can install the upgrade even the ones that MS were suppling ( downloads) as a fresh install, as it didn't go looking for a OS to upgrade from. :2cents:

Speedy Gonzales
04-04-2013, 01:53 PM
If its the same version I got from DSE, then no its not just the key. Its the 32/64 bit dvd and the key to install either one. And you dont need previous versions of anything to install it.

This is whats in the box I brought from DSE. Even tho the Ascent site says upgrade and it looks exactly like the DSE one, you dont need any previous version of windows, to install it (well I wiped the hdd clean and it worked / installed)

The Error Guy
04-04-2013, 04:30 PM
I managed to get a $20 promo key :D