Update on Windows 8 Pricing – Expensive from February 2013

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On February 1st, upgrading to Windows 8 will become much more expensive. If you’re looking to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, you have until January 31st to purchase it for $40 ($70 for a DVD in-store). Afterwards it will retail for $200. Prices will be increasing across the entire product line at the same time, so if you’re looking to upgrade, act soon. [Windows Blog]

The promo offers by Microsoft for Windows 8 are ending shortly. The prices for Windows 8 upgrade editions would be more expensive starting from February 1st, 2013. Some claimed Windows 8 a failure, but eventually Microsoft is “seeing good momentum with Windows 8? and has sold out 60 million copies so far. If poor sales of Windows 8 were the case, Microsoft would not have increased the prices. Today I’d like to share the pricing details for the Windows 8 upgrade editions that will begin in February. I’d also remind you to take advantage of the great upgrade offer which lasts until January 31st 2013.

Starting from February, the prices for Windows 8 will be as follows :

Windows 8 upgrade editions (see which edition is right for you here) will be priced as follows starting in February:

  • The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.).
  • The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.).
  • The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.).
  • The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.).

But we Microsoft has  promotional offer available until January 31st 2013, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 ERP* (U.S.) via Windows.com using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant or pick up a DVD copy at a local retailer for just $69.99 ERP* (U.S.).

If you bought an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013 – be sure to register for the Windows Upgrade Offer and upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 ERP*** (U.S.). If you upgrade to the Windows 8 edition or buy a PC with the Windows 8 edition pre-installed and want to move to the Windows 8 Pro edition– you can purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack (previously known as Windows Anytime Upgrade) directly within Windows 8 by going to the Start screen and typing “Add Features to Windows 8” and at participating retailers for $69.99 MSRP (U.S.) until January 31st. If are running Windows 8 Pro and want Windows Media Center and DVD playback, you can add the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free until January 31st**.

**When moving from the Windows 8 edition to Windows 8 Pro via the Windows 8 Pro Pack – you receive the Windows 8 Media Center Pack and won’t need to install it separately.

*** The last day to register for the Windows Upgrade Offer is February 28th, 2013.

Hope you have a great experience using Windows 8

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