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In a comprehensive post published at their blog yesterday, Microsoft has announced the upgrade price for Windows 8, which is at $39.99. The upgrade will be available for Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista computers, which PC owners can download through the Windows.com website or by purchasing a DVD version at a retail store. The $39.99 promo, also inclusive of a Windows Media Center update for free, will be available until early next year, January 31st.
Microsoft has made the upgrade procedure as simple and seamless as possible, although there is also a Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant available to help anyone make the purchase, download and installation of the new software efficient and successful.
Here are a few things the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant can do for you:
Verify that your PC for is all set for a Windows 8 update. It will display a comprehensive report that shows whether you need to adjust anything before making the upgrade.
Look for device compatibility problems, if any.
Allow you to choose which settings and apps to retain in your recent upgrade.
Permit you to control the download process through the download manager.
Assist you in creating your own media, so you can make a backup by burning the media to a DVD.
What to expect when upgrading to Windows 8:
Fast, efficient upgrade process
Availability of download in more than 100 countries
Accessibility in 37 languages
Take advantage of the $39.99 promotion until January 31, 2013
Expect upgrade support from the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant
For those who will not be upgrading from an earlier version of Windows, installing the Windows 8 operating system may be done through a purchase and installation of the Windows 8 as well as the Windows 8 Pro System Builder.
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