Microsoft accepts orders for upgrade to Windows 8

The window to upgrade to the next version of Microsoft's computer operating system is now open.

 

Microsoft Corp. began accepting orders for Windows 8 this week. The new operating system won't be delivered until Oct. 26, however.

Now to be formally known as the Windows 8 UI

Microsoft accepts orders for upgrade to Windows 8

 

 

People who own a personal computer running earlier versions of Windows can buy the revamped system for $14.99 to $39.99.

 

The lower price is being offered to PC owners who have bought a machine powered by Windows 7 since June 2. Everyone else with a Windows-based computer will have to pay the higher price if they want to upgrade.

 

The chance to upgrade at these prices expires Jan. 31.

 

Microsoft designed Windows 8 so it can power both traditional PCs and tablet computers in response to the iPad's popularity.

 

Associated Press


Published Date: Aug 22, 2012 09:33 am | Updated Date: Aug 22, 2012 09:33 am