Microsoft announces official pricing for Windows 8.1,current users pay nothing

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We’re less than one month away from the release of the Windows 8.1 update, and today Microsoft has finally announced pricing. As expected, the update will be a free download for current Windows 8 users starting on October 17th. Users who are not running Windows 8 will be able to get 8.1 online or in retail stores for $119, or $199 for the Pro version. The Pro Pack, which adds extra features, will cost $99.

Installing Windows 8.1 over Windows 7 will require you to re-download desktop apps. If you have XP or Vista you will need to do a completely clean installation, removing everything on the device. Microsoft notes that 8.1 is not designed for XP and Vista devices.

What is Windows 8.1?

It’s been a while since we talked about Windows 8.1. Basically this is an updated version of Windows 8. Microsoft has made numerous fixes, tweaks, improvements, and additions to clean things up and make a better experience for users. A few notable features include the return of the Start Button, more Snap View options, better control of the Start Screen, customizing options, a new Xbox Music app, and more.

Check out these links for more information about Windows 8.1.

[via BGR

 


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