Thinking of upgrading to Windows 8? Then you might want to get it now

While I am on the subject of Windows 8 (see previous posting) if you are thinking of upgrading any computers that you have that are running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 up to Windows 8 then you might want to do it in the next couple of weeks.

On the 1st of February Microsoft will be chopping off the heavy discounting it has been offering for online Windows 8 upgrades and the price of upgrades will go up significantly.


For example right now you can upgrade any previous version of Windows to Windows 8 Pro  using the online upgrade assistant for just $39.99. As from the 1st of February this goes up to $199.99.

Upgrading any previous version of Windows to Windows 8 (Core) will cost $119.99 after the 1st of Feb.

The Windows 8 Media Centre Pack, which is currently free, will cost $9.99.

If you are thinking of upgrading an existing PC to Windows 8 then you might want to read through this item (here) on the Microsoft site to get some ideas on your options. As usual it is not as simple as it might first seem.

If you decide to go ahead with upgrading then you can kick that off from here.

I have not done the actual upgrade but I am informed that can elect to delay the upgrade until another time after purchasing it, or you can take the option to install from media which then allows you to download the upgrade to install it later from a USB drive or optical disk.

I think I have mentioned this before in previous posts, but in case I haven’t, unlike all versions of Window before Microsoft are saying that you will not be able to buy new install copies of Windows 8. The ONLY way to get Windows 8 is via an upgrade or pre-installed on a new computer.