If you are looking to upgrade from your Windows 7 or older operating system you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has this week started taking pre-orders ahead of the Windows 8.1 launch taking place on October 18th.
If you are already running Windows 8 you will automatically receive a free upgrade to the Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 operating system which has been in development for some time and sees the return of the old school Windows Start button.
Microsoft revealed earlier this month that in the US the new Windows 8.1 upgrade package would be priced at $119.99 for Windows 8.1 and $199.99 for the Windows 8.1 Pro upgrade. Windows 8.1 upgrade in the UK stating that Windows 8.1 will cost £75 and £125 for the Windows 8.1 Pro version.
“The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with SkyDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store. If you’re already running Windows 8 you’ll be automatically upgraded to Windows 8.1 for free on October 17. If you’re running Windows 7, pre-order Windows 8.1 now.”
The highly anticipated Windows 8.1 is the first major update for Microsoft’s new operating system and is now available to pre-order from the Microsoft official website here.