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post #1 of 3 Old 01-18-2013, 06:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Waiting to upgrade your PC to Windows 8? Less than two weeks remain to grab Microsoft's online introductory pricing - $40 for Windows 8 Pro. On February 1'st the price of admission rises to $200 for the pro version and $120 for the standard version. That's a major price hike, for some it could be the deciding factor between upgrading the OS versus buying a new computer. The Media Center Pack upgrade option (for either version) stays at $10.00 and an upgrade from standard to pro is available for $100.

I have found Windows 8 to be very stable and I took advantage of the introductory pricing to upgrade three old licenses I had, turning them into a pair of DIY workstations and a custom laptop, saving me $480 in the process. The upgrade was fast and easy, totally worth it in my opinion.
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When Microsoft released the operating-system upgrade in October, it let PC owners upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 — a much, much lower pricetag than Windows has historically carried. It was so cheap that if you were the least bit intrigued by Windows 8, the cost was unlikely to prevent you from taking the plunge.

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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 $199.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.).

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/01/18/update-on-windows-8-pricing.aspx

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Wi ndows 8 worth it for an HTPC?

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

Must..stop...buying...every bluray release...
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Windows 8 Pro on a HTPC is what I'm using right now. Very stable OS. Yes, worth it at the discount price.
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