Current Windows users will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 Pro for just $40. That's...


Current Windows users will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 Pro for just $40. That's notably less than the $50 and $99 Microsoft (MSFT) respectively charged to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium and Pro, and drives home the company's interest in seeing rapid adoption of the OS and its Metro UI. Microsoft might also be trying to win over enterprises worried about the consumer tilt of Windows 8's new features.

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  • ordengang
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    So, where can one find out about the new features?
    2 Jul 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • KevinRemde
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    The Building Windows 8 blog is a good one to read for all the new features: http://bit.ly/sMcxrV

     

    Or you can try it yourself by downloading the Release Preview:
    http://aka.ms/Win8Client

     

    Drop me a line if you have any specific questions.
    Kevin
    2 Jul 2012, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    Click link in story or use Google.
    This price is game changer for pc.
    2 Jul 2012, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    @Chris

     

    Agreed.
    This is exactly the pricing that will get me to upgrade. Another important aspect is the "single upgrade path" mentioned. I hope this means what I think it means; that there are maybe two consumer versions. I used to get annoyed trying to chose between all the various Windows versions and always just ended up spending a lot on the "ultimate" version.
    2 Jul 2012, 07:33 PM Reply Like
  • 1mp1r3t4
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    When and where do I send my $40?
    3 Jul 2012, 10:18 AM Reply Like
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