Microsoft offers $40 Windows 8 Pro upgrade

By on July 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM.

Microsoft offers $40 Windows 8 Pro upgrade

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Pricing

Business users who want a more enterprise-oriented version of Windows 8 can soon upgrade their current machines to Windows 8 Pro for just $40, Microsoft announced today. Over at Microsoft’s Windows Blog, communications manager Brandon LeBlanc writes that the $40 upgrade will be available for download for any users whose machines run Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Users who want the upgrade will need to use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant that LeBlanc says will “will check to make sure your PC is ready for Windows 8” and “will provide a detailed compatibility report that lets you know of anything you may have to address before or after the upgrade and outlines actions to take.” Users who would prefer to install Windows 8 Pro onto their machines without the Upgrade Assistant can buy a packaged DVD version in stores for $70. The $40 upgrade will be available in 131 markets and the offer expires on January 31st, 2013. More →

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Microsoft reveals three editions of its next-generation operating system

By on April 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM.

Microsoft reveals three editions of its next-generation operating system

Microsoft on Monday announced that there will be three editions of its next-generation Windows 8 operating system: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. The Redmond-based company detailed each edition on its blog and promised “all editions of Windows 8 offer a no-compromise experience.” Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro will support PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors, while Windows RT will be reserved for ARM-powered devices. The basic edition of Windows 8 is aimed at the average consumer, while the Windows 8 Pro edition is designed for tech enthusiasts and business and technical professionals and the RT edition is aimed at lighter-duty devices. More →

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