I will use windows 8 when they allow multiple free activations
Up until recently, I have been using windows 8 64 bit OEM. My friends dad gave me a copy of windows 7 home premium upgrade retail that was activated once. One thing to note for you using windows 8 upgrade version retail/digital download for us system builders, if you make a major change to hardware like say motherboard, you don't get to reactivate for free like you do in windows 7 retail. Windows 7 retail lets your reactivate about 20-30 times when upgrading major hardware without buying a new key. Windows 8 upgrade, if you upgrade major hardware, you will have to buy a new copy or new key from microsoft. So, now you know why windows 8 upgrade was so cheap when it 1st came out. They probably thought they could make mass sales off of it then the price went up to like $250 or something like that for the upgrade. Stupid Marketing by Microsoft. They should keep it at $40 and go for volume sales,not big ones. And for me, I don't like having to rebuy OEM copies at $100 a pop when I can invest in a windows 7 retail copy (or one was given to me in this case) that I can use for quite some time before having to buy a new copy of a OS.
gigabyte ga-z87x-ud3h, 8gb ddr3-1866 mhz ram in dual channel,intel xeon e3-1245v3 3.4 ghz quad core cpu, zotac gtx 770 amp 2gb 2 way sli,2x ocz agility 3 90gb ssd in raid 0,rosewill 750 watt 80 plus platinum psu,antec gx 700 case, lg 14x bluray writer,windows 8.1 64 bit pro, steelseries 6gv2 keyboard ,asus vg278he 27' 144hz 3d vision 2 lcd monitor, steelseries 6gv2 keyboard, zalman eclipse 8200dpi mouse,xbox 360 wired controller for windows,adata 16gb usb 2.0 flash drive,windows 8.1 64 bit,creative labs sb recon 3d pci-e sc
Brother's system: Asus p8z77-v lk mb, 8gb of ddr3 1600mhz ram,intel core i7 3770k 3.5 ghz cpu, intel hd 4000 igpu, ,antec earthwatts 650 watt 80 plus platinum psu,cooler master 3500 dpi spawn mouse, ican keyboard, logitech ls120 2.0 speakers, cooler master elite 343 matx case, corsair force 3 90gb ssd, pioneer bdr-208 15x bluray writer, acer g215hv 21.5' 1080p monitor,kingston usb 2.0 8gb flash drive,win 8.0 pro 64 bit,onboard realtek audio
I'd rather walk with God in the Dark than shine in the light alone.