We all know that Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. But what if you want to buy it outright, don’t have a valid version to upgrade from, or just want to beat the upgrade queue?
The Windows 10 upgrade before you do a fresh install process is a little frustrating, so how much will it cost to skip all that malarky?
Heading over to the Microsoft Store, Windows 10 is available to immediate purchase and download.
Windows 10 Home will set you back $179. Windows 10 Pro costs $299.
You can also still buy Windows 8.1 for $149, but then you need to install that and then upgrade.
You can also get Windows 8.1 from various sources a little cheaper.
As a straight up comparison, the US versions are $119 and $199, which equates to $162 and $271 Australian.
Factoring in GST (the US versions don’t include tax) the local versions don’t suffer from any significant Australia Tax.
Will anyone be buying Windows 10 outright?