Microsoft’s introductory pricing for Windows 8 ends on January 31st, 2013. Up until then you can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro for $39,99, or upgrade an eligible PC purchased in the last 6 months to Windows 8 standard for $19.99.
Starting February 1st those prices will go up.
That’s when you’ll have to pay $100 to $200 to upgrade a PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Here’s the run-down:
- Windows 8 upgrade: $119.99 suggested retail price
- Windows 8 Pro upgrade: $199.99 suggested retail price
- Windows 8 Media Center Pack: $9.99
- Windows 8 Pro Pack: $99.99
The Media Center Pack lets you add Windows Media Center to a Windows 8 PC, along with the codecs to support DVD playback in Windows Media Player.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro Pack provides an upgrade path from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro.
If you’re building a PC from scratch rather than updating from an earlier version of Windows, you’ll also be able to pick up a “System Builder” version. System Builder prices start at $100 right now — but it’s not clear if they’ll also be going up starting February 1st.
via Blogging Windows