Upgrade to Windows 8 for only $39.99

Microsoft has just announced that Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 PRO for only $39.99 and as an added bonus you will also get the option to download Windows Media Center for free! The deal will be available for 131 markets and will run through January 31st, 2013. Also if you are a person who prefers physical media Microsoft will also be selling a DVD version of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. The downside is having the final price to be $69.99. Although you may think that is a hefty price keep in mind that current versions of Windows 7 go around for about $100 dollars on Amazon.

Microsoft also has another promotion going on right now. If you buy a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Just register at the Windows website so that they can inform you on when the upgrade is ready.

Having Windows 8 at such a low cost will surely drive mass adoption for the new OS. Will you upgrade now that you know the price Windows 8 will come in?