It Will Cost $40 To Upgrade Your Old PC To Windows 8 But You Probably Shouldn't Do It

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Microsoft still hasn’t said exactly when Windows 8 will be available, but it did announce pricing for those that want to upgrade from Widows 7, Vista or XP.It will cost $40 for the Windows 8 Pro version. That’s if you download the product from the Windows.com app store.

If you want a backup DVD sent to you, that will cost an extra $15 plus shipping and handling. If you want to buy it as a DVD from a retail shop, that will cost you $70. 

Pro is the top version of Windows 8 and Microsoft has decided to include Media centre as a free option with it. Microsoft had previously confirmed that the regular version of Windows 8 won’t include Media centre. Media centre let’s you connect your PC to a TV, use your PC with a remote control to do things like watch and record TV and play DVDs and music.

Microsoft also confirmed more details as to what will be wiped out if you upgrade an old PC to Windows 8. Basically, unless you are upgrading from Windows 7, you’ll lose apps. It will not wipe out your actual files though it could be a bit tricky to use them without the Windows apps installed.

Upgrading from an old machine is probably just plain unwise.  Without a touchscreen, you can’t use Windows 8 as a tablet anyway. The truth is, you’re better off just sticking with what you have.

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