Windows 8 Pro upgrade pricing will jump from $40 to $200 on Feb. 1

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    From: VentureBeat.com January 18, 2013


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    There's still time for those who want to, to get the less expensive offer.

    There has been a lot of maligning of Windows 8 and I was one of the early ones that was disappointed in the interface and some speed issues. That was with the BETA release. Since the RTM release I've been basically very pleased with the overall system except for the 'Metro Tiles'-style Start Page. I have worked around that.
     
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    If I told you I didn't want Windows 8 for $40, do you think I would spend $200?

    Has Microsoft done anything at all to justify a price increase of this magnitude? I personally think they have no choice but to raise prices, due to lack in sales.
     
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    That's just good TV right there, I don't care who you are.
     
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    Ouch, that's quite a jump in price. However, I guess most people will end up with OEM versions or pre-bundled versions of Windows 8.
     
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    I think the £24.99 I paid was a pretty good investment then. Especially as I can clean install or upgrade any PC I like. Would I pay the equivalent of $200? No chance. I wouldn't even pay that for the top Windows 7 package.
     
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    I hope you are not installing a single license to multiple PC's.
     
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    No. I am not sure why you would suggest that.

    I imagine that MS would be onto that anyway.
     
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