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Microsoft announces Windows 8 Pro upgrade price at $39.99 until January 31st 2013

Users currently running Windows XP, Vista or 7 are in for a treat today. Microsoft have just announced the price of Windows 8 Pro upgrade from previous versions of Windows, for just $39.99 you can get the Metro experience on your hardware. This is a promotional offer that will last until 2013.

“… if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99”. Those wanting DVD media with their upgrade are expected to pay $69.99 instead.

Users will be able to upgrade using the new Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which makes the upgrade process as easy as anything you’ve ever done by walking you through each step to getting your system ready for Windows 8. The program will provide a detailed compatibility report, inform you on any driver or program issues, keep files and settings from current installations of Windows and more!

Those wanting DVD media with their upgrade are expected to pay $69.99 instead.

Now, this is an entirely different offer compared to the one where you can purchase a Windows 7 PC today and be able to get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

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