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Windows 8 now available; upgrade from previous version for only USD $14.99

Windows 8 launches globally today and that’s exciting news. Microsoft has a lot of innovation in the desktop space and they have blurred the line between desktops and tablets. They have also gone against the grain of making software very expensive to acquire for consumers. If you’re upgrading from a previous version of Windows, you can get Windows 8 PRO for only USD .99 at That’s roughly PHP 600.00 for an original copy of Windows 8. This offer will last until January 31 2013. By itself, Windows 8 PRO will sell commercially for USD $39.99.

For more detailed news about the event, head over to the live blog I did for Rappler and my post-event assessment on why the Surface brand is not coming to Asia.

Follow Windows 8 news on Twitter with the hashtag #Windows8PH and #Windows8 and also follow @MicrosoftPH for more news about their latest operating system.

Press release follows.

Windows 8 Press Release

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

One reply on “Windows 8 now available; upgrade from previous version for only USD $14.99”

I signed up for the upgrade offer earlier this month and got my promo code last night. Downloaded the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant as instructed, reached the part where I had to pay and got my product key. But the actual downloading of the OS itself is stuck at 0% for the last 12/13 hours. Major frustration.

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