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Windows 8 Upgrade Offer: $40, Even if Upgrading From Win XP





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For a limited time, Microsoft will offer upgrades to Windows 8 Pro for a flat $40, as long as you're using Windows XP or later.

The promotion runs through January 31, 2013, and applies to purchases made through Windows.com. A packaged DVD upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will cost $70 during the promotion period.

We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a blog post. Users who upgrade can also add Windows Media Center for free, which should help pacify the outrage over Microsoft's decision to charge extra for the software.
- Windows 7 users can upgrade from any consumer edition and bring along their settings, personal files, and applications.
- Windows Vista users can bring along their settings and personal files, but not their applications.
- Windows XP users may only keep their personal files.
- All users have the option to perform a clean install.




If you buy a Windows 7 PC between now and the launch of Windows 8, you can upgrade for $15 but, at this point, it's best to wait for new hardware.

The low upgrade pricing for Windows 8, even for Windows XP users, is an unprecedented move for Microsoft. Windows 8 is a major overhaul, with a new Metro start screen and the Windows Store for Metro-style apps. Microsoft's future rides on the success of Windows 8, so it's no surprise that the company is using low pricing as a lure.

LeBlanc didn't say how much upgrades will cost after the promotion ends, and Microsoft still hasn't announced when Windows 8 will ship.

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via pcworld
milkshake01
Thanks a lot for the information. But how much will it cost if I don't have windows? I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.
johans
i am just wondering if window 8 upgrade on my windows xp if what are the minimum hardware requirements? any idea? that is a good offer to grab on.. i think it will expires on January 31, 2013 only...
firstroad
if somebody has a genuine edition of windows xp, it is a great opportunity to upgrade to windows 8 as Microsoft announced that 2013 or 2014 the support of windows xp will stop
sysna
it is a great deal but remember windows has changed its policy of making money, now they have a windows market there and they are making money using it a lot more than before.
Jokiae
Windows 8 is not an upgrade, but an downgrade. I know its supposed to be combination of tablet and desktop, but it just doesn't work.
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