Microsoft confirmed this morning that Windows 8 would go live in New York on October 25, so users considering an upgrade to the latest operating system are now waiting for pricing information.
In the meantime however, “System Builder” versions of Windows 7 come with a discount price
in the United States and can be purchased for less than $100, obviously depending on the version you choose.
For example, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit System Builder costs $91.18 instead of the list price of $128.70, while the 64-bit version comes with a 30 percent discount to just $90.32.
The most expensive version is Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit that now costs $196.48, as compared to the full list price of $229.
As for the System Builder versions of Windows 8, the latest rumors in the industry suggest that consumers choosing this version will have to pay less than $100 for the most affordable build. More information is available here