Originally Posted by ocnbrze
yeah i know. it is such a drastic change to windows that it is such a gamble for microsoft. i just bought a laptop and they are doing an upgrade to windows 8 pro for $14.99. gonna give it a go when it is released. i also have the release preview as well downloaded to my pc, but i have yet to install it.
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Make sure you either get the install CDs for the installed OS (I assume Win 7) or use whatever utility is installed to make a set of disks. Assuming your laptop will arrive with Windows 7.
If you do not like Windows 8, you need those desks to revert to the original version.