Windows 8.1 will be free through Windows Store

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Windows Blue will be dubbed Windows 8.1 and it will be available for free through Microsoft's Windows Store rather than Windows Updates.
     
  2. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Wait, does that mean that you have to be logged in to their cloud services or whatever to get the update, in other words that you can't get it if you've only set up your PC with "traditional" accounts?
     
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    Har, har, they really do want force people to use Windows Store don't they. But it'll probably be downloadable by other means still. Or the package will get leaked anyhow.
    I have a test-installation of Windows 8 running on the side, and couldn't get into Windows Store on it even if I briefly wanted to.
     
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    AW: Re: Windows 8.1 will be free through Windows Store

    I'm using a traditional account to log into Windows 8, and I have set up a microsoft account for the shop. I'm only using it for that, works fine. No need to switch the entire user account.
     
  5. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    They better release an offline install for enterprise, or else I'm going to have to murder them.
     
  6. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Windows 8.1. Really? Might as well call it Windows OSVIII 8.1.
     
  7. mkk

    mkk Well-Known Member

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    It's funny when it's actually more like v6.11. ;)
    Edit: Oh wait, it would be more like v6.21. Almost the double of 3.11. ;)
     
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  8. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    More like Windows 8 V6.1 build 9201


    All my windows 8 builds have a traditional local account setup and then for game/store access I create the user a Hotmail account that is used to sign in with even if they have no intention of using the email account at all.
     

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