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chrisk July 5, 2012 01:18 PM

Windows 8 Upgrade $40 [MobilenApps]
Looks like you can get the Windows 8 upgrade for a cool $39.99:

Microsoft is showing signs of willingness to do whatever it takes to get consumers to buy into Windows 8 and its new Metro interface. Since its initiation back in 2011, the OS has gotten mixed views on Microsoft's choice to make Windows 8 an all-in-one operating system, a move that could make or break the company's hopes of winning the tablet battle. Microsoft's latest push to garner consumer interest is making upgrading from previous versions of Windows to Windows 8 cheaper, and hey, who doesn't like cheap? Especially if it is $39.99 cheap.

Persons with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 will qualify for the upgrade which would see them bumping up to Windows 8 Pro. What's cool about this upgrade is not only the $39.99 price tag, but the free Windows Media Center upgrade which can be selected via the "Add Features To Windows 8" section.

Something important to note. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade at the $39.99 cost is only available via download and Upgrade Assistant. A packaged DVD of Window 8 will set you back a mean $69.99, so you best get your credit card ready to purchase this bad boy via the relevant download sites. Sadly, not everyone in the Windows ecosystem are eligible to take advantage of this, as it is only available in 131 markets; Microsoft didn't mention if plans to expand is in the pipeline at this time.

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Is $39.99 Cheap, Windows Media Center As Free Add-On - Mobile & Apps

I guess MS realizes Windows 8 might be a tough sell.

sswilson July 5, 2012 01:26 PM

Heh.... maybe if they paid me $80 to cover the $20/hr X4 it'll take me to restore back to a clean win7 install...... ;)

I honestly don't know why they're even bothering... they'll sell a ton of $20 reg keys to the OEMs, but just like XP discs during the Vista years, folks who specifically chose to purchase an OS will be chosing win7 until MS comes to their senses with something other than metro for the desktop.

Perineum July 5, 2012 02:01 PM

option for disabling metro would be more incentive than cheap price

supeg July 5, 2012 02:27 PM

Hmmmm. Some of the Windows 8 features are pretty nice like the software Raid stuff.

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