Sticker Shock – Microsoft Announces New Prices for Windows 8.1

Mary Jo Foley

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Summary: Those running Windows 8 now will be able to get Windows 8.1 for free. But 8.1 will cost everyone else between $119.99 and $199.99 (for Pro).
By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft |September 17, 2013 — 19:06 GMT (12:06 PDT)
Microsoft announced a few months ago that Windows 8.1 will be free upgrade for anyone already running Windows 8 . That still holds true.

But today, September 17, company officials shared more on how much Windows 8.1 will cost for those running an older version of Windows . For those running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, Windows 8.1 will cost $119.99. Windows 8.1 Pro will cost $199.99. These prices or for either a download from or as retail-packaged DVD product sold at retail. These are the same prices Microsoft charged users of older versions of Windows for the Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro upgrades.

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