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Win 8 Upgrades On Sale

If you are a Windows 7 consumer you can now pre-order and pay for Windows 8, available Oct 26. If you want the DVD version (handy when it comes time to rebuild -- which you know will be necessary at some time) it'll cost about $70. A downloadable upgrade is about $40 for Windows 7 users.

If these upgrades sound enticing, don't dilly dally. These prices are only good 'til the end of the year. After that the prices shoot up to a jaw-dropping $200. With Win 8 tablets expected to start at around $300 you may be better off buying a new machine.

What are your Win 8 upgrade plans? Detail them by writing to me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/15/2012 at 1:19 PM


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Reader Comments:

Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Saw the actual RT tablet pricing yesterday. "Hey, buy this not-even close-to-an-iPad for the same money!" Yeah, it's big-time DOA, for sure. The clowns in Redmond have become so entirely clueless, one need wonder if Microsoft's simply become an extension of the federal government. D-O-A...

Mon, Oct 15, 2012

Important to point out, however, that the $300 tablets will be those running WinRT, which is itself doomed to fail and only in part because there's no justifiable reason to build any application for WinRT alone - none whatsover -meaning the tablets running will immediately be of no use beyond coffee table coasters. IF Windows 8 tablets achieve any relevance at all - and that's a monumental unknown - then it'll only be via the version that, inexplicably, won't be available for 90 days after the others have already begun slipping into obscurity.

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