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Grab Windows 8 Pro now for $39.99 before it hits $199.99 in February

2013-01-19_011942 [1]Have even the remotest interest in Windows 8 [2]? Think you may upgrade, or will want to upgrade, in the future? If so, right now is the time to grab it.

As mentioned on dotTech earlier, Microsoft is running a promotion [3] that allows everyone with Windows XP SP3 and higher to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. There is another promotion [4] for people who recently bought Windows 7 PCs to grab Windows 8 Pro for $14.99. Both these promotions end on January 31, 2013; starting February 1, 2013, Windows 8 Pro upgrade goes to the normal price of $199.99.

Aside from Windows 8 Pro going to $199.99 starting February, here are the pricing details for other versions of Windows 8:

  • 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.).

Grab Windows 8 Pro now, if you want it — otherwise forever hold your peace.

Windows 8 upgrade page [5]

[via Microsoft [6]]