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Upgrading to Windows 8 Pro will be $39.99, Microsoft says

Well, well, well.. it seems as Microsoft is going to play hardball with Apple. Microsoft has just announced that an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from  Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 will be just $39.99. You will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets! Amazing! This will all be done through Windows.com which will launch a Windows 8 Upgrade assistant to go step-by-step from purchase to download then to installation.

Microsoft states:

“We believe that your upgrade experience in Windows 8 will be a breeze by offering a faster experience, a single upgrade path, and compatibility from prior versions of Windows. We’ve continued to listen to our customers and have expanded the ability to download to over 100 countries and 37 languages. We have simplified the Windows upgrade experience with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant which supports you during your upgrade with everything from selecting your language to pausing your download to built-in compatibility checks – it’s seamless. And if you’re an enthusiast you will have the flexibility to download and control how you upgrade.

If you prefer to shop at a local store, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion.

This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31st, 2013.”

I, for one are sure to take advantage of this promotion the second it goes to general availability. Are you going to take the dive? Let us know in the comments below.

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