Interested in upgrading your PC to Windows 8 Pro? Do it before Feb. 1: that's when Microsoft...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Interested in upgrading your PC to Windows 8 Pro? Do it before Feb. 1: that's when Microsoft (MSFT) plans to raise the price of a Pro upgrade to $200 from a current promotional price of $40. A standard Win. 8 upgrade will cost $120. The price hike could be an effort to stoke sales of new Win. 8 PCs, which have underwhelmed thus far. (60M licenses)