Windows 8 Pro upgrade price to increase by 400%

Planning to upgrade to Windows 8? Still thinking about upgrading? Be quick. Your time for cheap upgrade is running out.


Microsoft Windows 8 operating system is set to become a lot more expensive. An upgrade of Windows 8 from Windows 7 will set you back by $200 from the beginning of February. Currently the upgrade costs only $40, which was an introductory offer by Microsoft to get customers more interested in Windows 8. Microsoft claims that they sold a whopping amount of 60 million licenses of Windows 8 till date, but we don’t really know how many of those copies have actually been activated or used.

Another comparatively good news is, Microsoft will still offer a cheaper upgrade to a more basic version of Windows 8 for $120, but it is still quite a bit more than the currently ongoing $40 upgrade offer.

Microsoft also used today’s announcement to remind users who have bought a Windows 7 PC between 2nd June and 31st January that if they want to upgrade to Windows 8 for $15, they need to register before the end of the month.

From Microsoft Blog:

  • The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.).
  • The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.).
  • The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.).
  • The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.).

But we have our promotional offer available until January 31st 2013, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 ERP* (U.S.) via using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant or pick up a DVD copy at a local retailer for just $69.99 ERP* (U.S.). If you bought an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013 – be sure to register for the Windows Upgrade Offer and upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 ERP*** (U.S.).

If you have any interest in Windows 8 at all or plan to upgrade in future, we’d strongly consider the upgrade offer for $40. But that will end at the end of January, so you better make up your mind soon. You can upgrade over at


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