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Windows 8 Upgrades Get Way More Expensive After February 1

Have you upgraded to Windows 8 yet? Well, if you’ve been holding off, you should grab your licence now, even if you’re going to hold off on installing for a little bit longer.

Microsoft announced on its blog today that its low prices for Windows 8 will end on January 31, and after that you’ll need to pay full retail price. Here are the updated prices:

Windows 8 upgrade editions will be priced as follows starting in February:

The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $US199.99 MSRP (U.S.).

The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $US119.99 MSRP (U.S.).

The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $US99.99 MSRP (U.S.).

The Windows 8 Media centre Pack will cost $US9.99 MSRP (U.S.).

For reference, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $40 in Australia right now. Microsoft also reminded us that the last day to apply for the $15 upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7 if you bought a Windows 7 PC just before Windows 8 came out is February 28. [Microsoft via VentureBeat]

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