Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Windows 8.1 pricing is out

We are just a month away from Windows 8.1 and today marks the release of the Windows 8.1 pricing from Microsoft. In most cases it's as same as Windows 8.
It will be available for download as well as traditional packaged DVD Either way, Windows 8.1 will be available for $119.99 (€90), while the Pro version will be sold for $199.99 (€150) in the United States. Pricing might vary by market, the company said.
You won't need Windows 8 to install Windows 8.1 because it's available as a full version which can be even used to upgrade your Windows 7 to 8.1.In addition, Microsoft reveals that Windows 7 users who'll want to make the move to Windows 8.1 will be able to do so by using the built-in upgrade option, which will bring along all their files, but they'll have to reinstall all desktop apps.

Windows XP and Vista users, on the other hand, will lose all their files, settings, and programs.

“Windows 8.1 is not designed for installation on devices running Windows XP or Windows Vista. Although not designed or recommended for devices running Windows XP or Windows Vista, consumers still wanting to upgrade from Windows XP or Windows Vista should buy the retail DVD instead of using the download and boot from the DVD to do a clean install of Windows 8.1,” Microsoft said.

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