Newegg has the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Operating System Software 32-bit OEM (FQC-06988) for $100 - $20 off with coupon code EMCYTZT4872 [Exp 11/19] = $80 with free shipping. This is the full-version software, but OEM is intended for new systems and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed.
$140 Retail: $200

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    supacheep Ben's cred: 102
    Posted 7:19 am PST 11/18/13

    $80 for 32bit? And MS wonders why they can't get deeper market penetration.

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    evropej Ben's cred: 9
    Posted 7:29 am PST 11/18/13

    I am windows user and I would not buy that OS for $1.

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    myc0p Ben's cred: 120
    Posted 8:01 am PST 11/18/13

    I support Windows but no longer support M$ upgrade/update decisions

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    turtles Ben's cred: 137
    Posted 8:43 am PST 11/18/13

    32bit? I'll pass.

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    Crash And Burn Ben's cred: 459
    Posted 9:30 am PST 11/18/13

    Ubuntu is free!

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    Upallnight Ben's cred: 13
    Posted 10:20 am PST 11/18/13

    32 BIt in 2013 really

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    Shmeagle Ben's cred: 718
    Posted 10:41 am PST 11/18/13

    My experience with these has been you can use the license for a 64 bit if you have access to the media.

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    swreynolds Ben's cred: 375
    Posted 10:54 am PST 11/18/13

    Agreed #7, the product key is good for 32 or 64 bit software. However, you must have the correct version of Windows for the key to work (Home Premium, Pro, Ultimate, etc)

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    zuhx Ben's cred: 3
    Posted 11:59 am PST 11/18/13

    I bought a new laptop when Windows 8 first came out, so I've been using it for some time now. My advise is STAY AWAY. The tile view and desktop view does not make any sense and it now takes longer to do the basic tasks. Also, the OS very buggy. I have to already reinstall the OS because I'm having so many issues with it. Stick with Win 7 or switch to a Mac or Linux variant.

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    avarice Ben's cred: 76
    Posted 2:40 pm PST 11/18/13

    The only time I found windows 8 to be well designed was on a touchscreen. I believe it was specifically designed for them. Unfortunately, most pcs do not have touchscreens.

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    xperteas1 Ben's cred: 5
    Posted 5:03 pm PST 11/18/13

    Works well on my touchscreen laptop. All my other computers it needed 3rd party programs to make it usable

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    kosherkracker Ben's cred: 65
    Posted 5:55 pm PST 11/18/13

    Drop $5 on Start8 problem fixed.

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    bbargains Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 7:04 am PST 11/19/13

    Windows 1 Talks about taking a step backwards. Sheesh.
    Can we go back to Windows 7 ?

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    nextel2010 Ben's cred: 113
    Posted 8:31 pm PST 11/19/13

    If you have to go with Win 8, just get an upgrade package at about the same price and install it as a full version on a bare drive:

    http://lifehacker.com/5984278/how-to-do-a-clean-install-of-windows-8-with-an-upgrade-disc

    No reason to go with the OEM system builder version with its limitations.

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