Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:45 UTC
Windows So, I guess Apple set a trend three years ago when it announced the $29 pricing for Snow Leopard (insert patent joke here). Microsoft has just announced the upgrade pricing for Windows 8 Pro - and it's good. Every Windows XP, Vista, and 7 install, no matter the version, is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (download version) for just $39.99. The fine print: this offer only runs until January 31, 2013.
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Questions on Upgrade Paths
by Mr. Dee on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 06:58 UTC
Mr. Dee
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Its a single install, which means, if you have more than one Windows installation, you will need to purchase multiple $40 upgrades.

Q: Will I be able to upgrade from pre-release versions of Windows 8 to the final release?
No.


Also note that the final release of Windows 8 will not support upgrading from any prior Windows 8 "Preview" release, though the migrate option will still be supported. In any upgrade scenario, you can run the Disk Cleanup Wizard to remove the previous installation in order to free up disk space. The download will also support boot from USB for a completely clean installation as well.

Whne it does the compliance check thouhg, it will look for a commercially released version (XP, Vista or Windows 7). So if you have been using the Consumer or Release Preview or even the Dev Preview, you need to reinstall commercially released copy of Windows that came with your machine.

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