Monday, January 21, 2013

Upgrade to Windows 8 Before Jan 31st, 2013 - Or Else! (You'll Have to Pay WAY More)

Windows 8Still on the fence about whether or not you should upgrade your PC to Windows 8?

You may want to make a decision before January 31st, 2013.

Microsoft announced on Friday that the current promotions allowing folks to upgrade their XP, Vista or Windows 7 machines to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99, or upgrade eligible Windows 7 machines purchased after June 2nd, 2012 for just $14.99, will expire on January 31st, 2013.

Unfortunately that means if you try to upgrade after February 1st, you will be paying a whole lot more to upgrade to Windows 8 as the following upgrade prices take effect:

PackagePromo PricePrice after Jan 31st
Windows 8 Pro upgrade$39.99 (or $14.99)$199.99 (U.S.)
Windows 8 upgradeN/A$119.99 (U.S.)
Windows 8 Pro Pack$69.99$99.99 (U.S.)
Windows 8 Media CenterFree$9.99 (U.S.)

So, that means you’ll be paying $199.99 to upgrade from XP, Vista, or 7 to Windows 8 Pro, or $119.99 to just upgrade to Windows 8 – not the Pro edition.  Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro will now cost $99.99 after the promotional period expires.

If you were tossing the idea of upgrading to Windows 8, you may want to do it sooner rather than later. The promotion ends in less than two weeks!

How do you feel about the price jump? Are you interested in Windows 8? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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