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If you want to upgrade to Windows 8, do it quickly or stick with the digital download option

Back in early July, Microsoft announced that Windows 8 Pro would be made available for $39.99 via a download option. Those with slow internet connections (or those that just prefer to have fancy physical media) would have to fork over $69.99 to upgrade to Microsoft's latest operating system.
 
There's just one catch, however. The $69.99 pricing for the retail box copy is only available during Microsoft's "promotional period" which ends on January 31. After that point, according to The Verge, the price will jump to $199. To add to the confusion, Microsoft will also offer a Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro upgrade option in retail stores priced at $69.99 during the promotional period -- this price will then jump to $99 afterwards.
 
And if that isn't enough Windows 8 pricing madness for you, Microsoft kicked off its $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade program yesterday for customers that bought a brand new Windows 7 PC after June 2.
 
So for those that are looking to upgrade to Windows 8, your best bet is to score a physical copy soon after the October 26 launch, or simply stick with the digital download “upgrade” for $39.99. Regardless of which route you choose, we’re confident that Microsoft is hoping that the lower [initial] pricing will lead to blockbuster sales for Windows 8 coming out of the gate.

Source: The Verge





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