Upgrading to Windows 8 Pro will cost $40
If you’re using windows XP, Vista or 7, upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will cost $39.99 USD. The price will be implemented in 131 countries and who choose this option also acquire free Windows Media Center.
This is a significant price reduction for treatment of Windows: the previous update to Windows 7, cost from $120 USD for Home Premium up to $ 220 in the Ultimate version. The downgrade could point to try to reduce the pirated versions, as well as encouraging users to make the change.
Buy a physical disk in Windows 8 will be more expensive, U.S. $69.99.
The update should not be too complex, as Microsoft says Windows 8 wizard will check the compatibility of hardware and software and provide a report with the problems if there is any need to revise the user.
While most may transfer data from Windows 7 to Windows 8, who are using older versions may lose some features, Microsoft said. “You can upgrade from any version of Windows 7 to use Windows 8 Pro and bring you everything, including your Windows settings, personal files and applications. If you are upgrading from Windows Vista, you can take your settings and personal files, and if you’re upgrading from Windows XP, you can only keep your personal files, “Microsoft said in his blog.
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