Microsoft accepts orders for Windows 8

Last updated 09:02 22/08/2012

Relevant offers

Digital Living

BuzzFeed editor fired for plagiarism Leak reveals Aussie piracy crackdown How far do you go to make Google forget? Getting your online act together IRD seeks advice over $1.5b revamp Community online won't be too different Google ignores world 'right to be forgotten' Microsoft's latest numbers explain layoffs Kiwi software detects a billion bugs EU regulators step up Google probes

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