Starting tomorrow, the Windows 8 platform will be more expensive to upgrade to
January 31, 2013, is the last day when users interested in upgrading their computers to the Windows 8 Pro platform can do so at only $39.99 (about 30 Euro).Although made available for purchase in late October, Windows 8 Pro was available until today at the aforementioned price tag.
Starting tomorrow, however, all those who would like to purchase the platform upgrade will have to get $199.99 (around 150 Euro) out of their pockets.
In the meantime, however, there are still a few hours left for those interested in upgrading to the new OS flavor to take advantage of the reduced cost through the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (or by buying a DVD copy at local retail stores).
The Windows 8 Pro upgrade is available for all users who own a genuine copy of the Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 platform. Microsoft made the upgrade available at the same price for Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Release Preview users as well.
Furthermore, all those who purchased an eligible Windows 7 computer between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, can grab the upgrade for only $14.99 ERP, as long as they register for the Windows Upgrade Offer.
Owners of machines running the Windows 8 edition willing to upgrade to the Windows 8 Pro edition can still purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack straight from Windows 8 for $69.99 MSRP, until today, inclusively. It is available at participating retailers at the same price.
Microsoft has also made the Windows 8 Media Center Pack available for free until today for all Windows 8 Pro users interested in the Windows Media Center and DVD playback.
Starting tomorrow, February 1, however, the prices for these upgrades will be higher, just as Microsoft announced a while ago:
- 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.).
Users interested in taking advantage of the still-running promotion for the purchase of an upgrade to Windows 8 should head over to Microsoft’s Windows.com website for additional info on the matter.