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Windows 8 Promotional Pricing Ending Soon

Windows 8 Promotional Pricing Ending SoonWe’ve talked a lot abut the promotional pricing that Microsoft has offered for Windows 8 since releasing the new O/S last fall. If you’ve been dragging your feet you might want to finally pull the trigger. The great prices end after January 31st, so you only have a couple of weeks left. As a reminder, here’s how the promotional pricing breaks down.

  • If you bought a Windows 7 PC after June 2nd, 2012 you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99.
  • If you have Windows XP SP2 or newer you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99.
  • If you have a Windows 8 PC you can purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack for $69.99.
  • If you already have Windows 8 Pro you can get a key for Windows Media Center for free.

All of these offers expire after January 31, 2013. After that the prices go up as follows:

  • Upgrading any PC to Windows 8 Pro will cost $199.99.
  • Upgrade any PC to Windows 8 for $119.99.
  • Upgrade a Windows 8 machine to Windows 8 Pro for $99.99.
  • Adding Windows Media Center to Windows 8 Pro will cost $9.99.

For all of the details check out the Windows Blog.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.