facebook
twitter
search
search

Microsoft pushes Windows 8 with price cut

July 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM
| License Photo

REDMOND, Wash., July 2 (UPI) -- Microsoft says users of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.

Users can also add Windows Media Center for free once they upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

The promotion was shared Monday on the Microsoft Windows Team blog.

"We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8," the blog said. "Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets."

The cost is substantially less than the $69.99 price for a a packaged DVD version of the upgrade at a local store. Microsoft said the upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31, 2013.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
10-month-old Turkish baby rescued after floating out to sea
Immigrant who shot S.F. woman was deported 5 times in the past, police say
Putin congratulates U.S. on Independence Day
Wisconsin's Walker in hot seat over open-records restrictions
5-year-old Florida girl killed by leaping sturgeon