In July, news came that the price to upgrade your Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 PCs to Windows 8 Pro to be only $40. That is a promotional offer from Microsoft and won’t last forever. If you haven’t upgraded your PC to Windows 8 Pro yet, you better do it before the price goes up.
You have until January 31st to get the promotional price of $40, but after that, you can expect the price to go way up. After that a Windows 8 Pro upgrade will cost you $199.99, while the standard Windows 8 upgrade edition will cost $119.99.
On the other hand, if you already have Windows 8, but would like to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost you $99.99. PC owners who have Windows 8 Pro who would like to add Windows Media Center functionality can buy the Media Center Pack for $9.99.