Computer users who have been eagerly waiting to upgrade to Windows 8 can reserve your Windows 8 copies now. Yes, that’s right. Starting today, one can visit Amazon.com, Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Newegg and other retailers to pre-order Windows 8 copy.
While the base edition of Windows 8 is available for $99.99 (full version), Windows 8 Pro (full version) edition sets you back $139.99 (see Windows 8 vs Windows 8 Pro). You can go for the full version if you don’t have a genuine copy of Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. The full version of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are also ideal if you’re building new computer or if you want to install Windows 8 on a Mac.
Current Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users can pre-order the upgrade copy for just $69.99. Please note that this is a boxed version of Windows 8 Professional DVD and will be shipped to your home address. If you want to upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional for just $39.99, you need to wait until October 26th.
And if you have purchased your Windows 7 PC after June 2nd, 2012 and looking to get the upgrade copy for $14.99, again you need to wait until October 26th.
As you may know, Windows 7 users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro without losing data, Windows settings, and installed programs. Windows XP users can bring along only personal files.
If you are an existing XP, Vista, or Windows 7 user, we suggest you wait until October 26th as you will be able to get Windows 8 Pro upgrade for just $39.99 via Windows.com using Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. If you need a physical media of your upgrade copy you can order it for just $15 extra. Please note that online upgrade using Upgrade Assistant is supported for 140 countries worldwide with 23 supported currencies.
Do you want to try out the RTM build of Windows 8 before ordering your copy? Download the 90-day trial version of Windows 8 Enterprise edition now.