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Earlier in a Lockergnome video, I heard Chris saying that Windows 8 will cost $40.00 for those who want to upgrade to Windows 8, and $15.00 for those who bought a Windows 7 PC within the year, that you would get a discount.

With the Release of the versions of Windows 8 and their pricing, the cheapest version is $70.00. I was surprised to see the price, because I was expecting to see $40.00. Is anyone else surprised, or did I hear something wrong?

Or might it be just because this is just the pre-order? Meaning that it will cost more?


Windows 8^

asked Oct 14 '12 at 22:31

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Curtis Coburn

edited Oct 14 '12 at 22:33

The $15 upgrade offer is only for computers that have been purchased a couple of months before Windows 8 is released.

The $40 upgrade offer is available to anyone who wants to upgrade their copy of Windows XP, Vista, or 7 before January 2013. It is only available as a digital download from Microsoft themselves.

The $70 upgrade price is for a physical copy of the upgrade disk.

The $100 version you linked to is a Full version of Windows 8, not an upgrade. This would be used for a new machine that is not being upgraded.

answered Oct 15 '12 at 18:09

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Thank's. This explains a lot. Looks Like I will be paying $100 for a new copy for a new machine.

(Oct 15 '12 at 18:13) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

The $15 upgrade is only if you recently bought the computer. I honestly do not know where the $40 came from.


answered Oct 14 '12 at 22:53

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Certain stores are providing the upgrade (from 7 to 8) for free, if you buy a certain computer within the time. I believe the price was going to start low and gradually increase, possibly to encourage early adoption of the platform

answered Oct 15 '12 at 10:04

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Anybody know the price of Windows 8 but like the full license to install on a new bootcamp partition? I know Win 7 is like around $100 but I might as well just wait for 8 if the price is right since I will only use Windows for all my steam games that aren't available for OSX.

answered Oct 15 '12 at 11:25

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$15 if recently purchased computer with Windows 7 $40 to upgrade til January $70 to upgrade with DVD $100 to complete install

Too much IMO, but its Microsoft so I expected this.

answered Oct 17 '12 at 13:44

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free within a month after it comes out. biggest joke microsour ever made.

answered Oct 15 '12 at 21:57

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