Back in July, we reported on the price to upgrade your Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 PCs to Windows 8 Pro to be only $40 as a promotional offering from Microsoft. If you haven’t upgraded your PC to Windows 8 Pro, you may want to do so right this second as Microsoft is announcing the promotional upgrade price of $40 is going to end soon.
Up until January 31st, those PC users who are upgrading to Windows 8 Pro will still be able to upgrade for the promotional price of $40, but after that, expect to pay big bucks if you’d like to upgrade your existing Windows machine to Windows 8 Pro. How big? A Windows 8 Pro upgrade will set you back $199.99, while the standard Windows 8 upgrade edition will cost $119.99. That big.
If you already have Windows 8, but would like to move up to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Pro Pack will be available for $99.99, while those PC owners who have Windows 8 Pro who would like to add Windows Media Center functionality can purchased the Media Center Pack for $9.99.
Like it or not, you’re going to one day upgrade to Windows 8, so if you’ve been sitting on the fence since its release in October, you need to upgrade in the next week or so since it’ll cost you way more to do so starting in February.
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