How to Buy Windows 8

17/11/2012 19:46


Windows 8 is available in two editions for consumers: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.  32 and 64-bit versions are available but I highly recommend installing the 64-bit version. Unless you have some very old hardware, skip the 32-bit versions.  

There are a few different ways to buy Windows 8.  If you are lucky, you may qualify for a $14.99 upgrade. Otherwise you have the upgrade and full version options.

Windows 8 Upgrade Offer

If you purchased a Windows PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you qualify for a upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99. 

Click here to find out if you qualify. 

Windows 8 Upgrade Editions

If you are happy with a digital download the best deal is $39.99 direct from Microsoft. 

Click Here for the digital download offer.


Amazon seems to currently have the best deal on Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for $66.99 for a physical box version. Click on the box shot below for more info at Amazon.

Buy Windows 8 Pro Upgrade at Amazon

Any version of Windows XP, Vista or 7 qualifies you to just purchase the upgrade version.

Windows 8 System Builder Editions

The OEM versions, now called system builder, are also a good idea when the promotional pricing of $64 expires or if you need the full version of Windows 8.  You will be able to buy the Windows 8 edition for $99 and the Pro edition for $139. Click on the images below for more details on Amazon.


Buy Windows 8 OEM full version at Amazon

Buy Windows 8 Pro OEM full version at Amazon

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