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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hello all, new to this forum.
I have to have windows for a uni course.As far as i can see windows 8 is unsupported on apple but it is 40, whereas windows 7 which is what i need (I think) is 125.Have I got this wrong or is there a cheaper way to do it? Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:08 AM   #2
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Hello all, new to this forum.
I have to have windows for a uni course.As far as i can see windows 8 is unsupported on apple but it is 40, whereas windows 7 which is what i need (I think) is 125.Have I got this wrong or is there a cheaper way to do it? Thanks in advance.
I would go with Windows 7, although 10.8.3 will bring Windows 8 support in Boot Camp. Windows 7 is a much better OS for non-touch devices.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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And do I have the pricing right?Why the big difference?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:47 AM   #4
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I suspect the biggest reason is that that win8 is an upgrade.

Also Microsoft has been running a promotion on windows upgrade that is ending which had the win8 upgrade price very cheap - you may be seeing that in action
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Thank you both.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:43 PM   #6
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I started with win8, purchased the upgrade, and did the upgrade as documented when you have a Win7 media disk (requires a registry edit). Win8 installed, and I got enough of it to see how BAD it was. Almost unusable in my eyes. It corrupted itself via parallels the next day, and I installed Win7 instead. It did me a favor I think!
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