Microsoft have just posted details of the upgrade program for Windows XP, Vista and windows 7 to Windows 8. If your machine qualifies for an upgrade you pay $39.99 and Windows Media Center is included as a free download.

On the Windows Team blog they explain the upgrade process and how you can obtain the upgrade. $40 is not a bad price but I do wonder how many will be upgrading, the inclusion of Windows Media Center in the pack does sweeten the deal.


We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

When you use to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.

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