Microsoft Reminds You That Windows 8 Upgrades Will Cost More Next Month

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to update you Windows 7 rig to Windows 8? Better start making good on it, or else that upgrade's going to cost you more in the long run. A new post from Microsoft this week notes that Windows 8 is seeing "good momentum," but it also reminds people that a relatively affordable Win8 update will soon cost more if you don't jump on things while the getting is good. Starting on 2/1, Windows 8 upgrades are going to cost more. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99, while the Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99. If you're looking for the Win8 Pro Pack, that'll cost $99.99, while Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99.

There's still an ongoing promotion through 1/31, where you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 via using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. For those who wish to get a copy of the physical media, you can snag that at a local retailer through 1/31 for $69.99. If you bought an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013 – be sure to register for the Windows Upgrade Offer and upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99.

Moral of the story? Don't wait too much longer to get hip with those live tiles!