Guest LilBambi Posted November 1, 2012 Share Posted November 1, 2012 Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 Windows Blog We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade. When you use Windows.com to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation. According to WindowsSecrets Newsletter: The good news is that setting up and exploring Windows 8 is relatively cheap and easy. You can buy five upgrade licenses for $40. The official site states that you can upgrade from XP, Vista, or Win7. Being a bit short on working PCs at the moment, my Windows 8 test system is running as a virtual machine within Oracle’s free VirtualBox (site). It was easy to install and works great. Plus it has no effect on my working Windows 7 system. If you need help installing your own copy, read Fred Langa’s Top Story, “Step by step: How to safely test-drive Win8.” BOLD emphasis mine. At that price it would be great to get the upgrade and play around with one of the licenses in VirtualBox. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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