Microsoft accepts orders for Windows 8

Last updated 09:02 22/08/2012

Relevant offers

Digital Living

Aussie anti-piracy push 'will see higher prices' Open Internet gaining ground on web rules Govts pressure Google for more user info Southern Cross boss still denies spy-tap Apple lets you delete U2 after outcry Dotcom's 'Moment' to test tech to the limit Get a grip and avoid buyer's remorse Heads in the cloud Scary auto U2 iTunes upload Be careful with pics stored on your phone

The window to upgrade to the next version of Microsoft's computer operating system is now open.

Microsoft began accepting orders for Windows 8 this week. The new operating system won't be delivered until October 26, however.

People who own a personal computer running earlier versions of Windows can buy the revamped system from $19.99.

The price is being offered to PC owners who have bought a machine powered by Windows 7 since June 2. Everyone else with a Windows-based computer will have to pay a higher price if they want to upgrade.

The chance to upgrade at these prices expires January 31.

Microsoft designed Windows 8 so it can power both traditional PCs and tablet computers in response to the iPad's popularity.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content