Along with all the pre-order offers we are seeing on Windows 8 hardware, we are now seeing the software upgrade join the pre-order party. Starting today, you can pre-order your copy of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for discounted price of $69.99 USD. Pre-orders can be made through retailers such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples and the Microsoft Store.
For those wanting to wait a bit, on October 26th you can upgrade to Windows 8 using the online upgrade assistant for $39.99 USD. The online option is supported for 140 countries worldwide with 37 languages and 23 currencies supported.
The discounted upgrade offer will only last through January 31, 2013.
If you have purchased an eligible Windows 7 computer between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 the Windows 8 upgrade will cost $14.99 USD. If you are eligible for the $14.99 upgrade, those become available on October 26th and you can find all the details on this upgrade offer here at Microsoft.
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