Windows XP, Vista and 7 users will have the ability to upgrade to Windows 8 release for $ 40. It is a license for the Pro edition, allowing users access to Media Center.
The online upgrade will through Windows.com can be purchased, with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will take users to the hand. This piece of software will inspect the computer for any compatibility issues and user modes. After the required installation files are downloaded, users can upgrade directly start or a bootable DVD or USB stick for installation at a later date.
Windows 7 users will have their settings, applications and files can take. For Windows Vista only transfer personal files and settings, while Windows XP users only able to transfer their documents. It will be possible to perform a clean installation of Windows 8 Pro to perform.
Microsoft also said that people who build their own PC, or Windows 8 in a virtual machine to run the System Builder’ version of the operating system can purchase. Details on this edition are not there yet, but presumably it is a version similar to the current OEM version. Officially that may OEM editions only with a new PC sold.
According to Microsoft, the upgrade option in 131 markets offered are. What made it his business not known, but it is likely eligibility for other countries. For the downloadable version, $ 40 paid. The upgrade will also be on a DVD disc should be placed in stores for $ 70. The prices are part of a temporary promotion which runs until January 31, 2013. What then will the upgrade cost is not yet known.