Microsoft, ‘Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro For $39.99’, Includes All PC Owners Back To Windows XP

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We’ll keep this short and sweet – Microsoft has announced that you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99. That’s right, if you own a PC that has Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 installed, you “qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99.”

Here’s the news from the boss’ mouth exactly,

We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

When you use Windows.com to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.

Stating also that,

You will be able to upgrade from any consumer edition of Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro and bring everything along which includes your Windows settings, personal files, and apps. If you are upgrading from Windows Vista, you will be able to bring along your Windows settings and personal files, and if you are upgrading from Windows XP you will only be able to bring along your personal files.

If you prefer to shop at a local store, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion. This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31st, 2013.

So there you have – good news! For more information, check out the source link below. And BTW, will you take advantage of this offer?

 

Source [TheWindowsBlog]

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