Microsoft makes prices full Windows 8.1 versions known




By Jochem de Goede , Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:17, comments: 178 , views: 24,696 • Feedback

Microsoft has released the prices and editions of Windows 8.1 revealed. Upgrade versions are deleted and only ‘full versions’ remain. That version will be from October 18 as a download and as a DVD for sale for the same price as that of Windows 8.

Microsoft has released the changes announced on its Windows blog. From this it can be seen that Microsoft selling Windows 8.1 simplified: there is no difference between upgrade and systeembouwer-/oem-licenties. An upgrade license was appealing for anyone who already had a Windows license, because it could be. Upgraded this for a lower price The system builder license replaced with Windows 8 the “full” license of Windows 7 and is not cheaper than an upgrade, as was the case previously.

Now Microsoft has therefore chosen to be deleted. Two license types Instead, customers buy Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro for $ 119 or $ 199 respectively. The prices correspond to the upgrade version of Windows 8. The prices in the Netherlands are thus respectively 119.99 euros and 279.99 euros. Users of Windows 8 may incidentally free upgrade to Windows 8.1. They get the version available on the launch date through the Windows Store.

Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro costs $ 99, in which case both the Pro version as the Media Center software is delivered. Users who already have Windows 8.1 Pro, for $ 9.99 can upgrade to Windows Media Center.

Microsoft says that Windows XP and Vista users will have to perform a clean install and their files, settings and apps can not carry. With Windows 8 was an upgrade from Windows Vista still possible to maintain. Few settings and files Even with an upgrade of Windows 7 is what changed, to be desktop applications, including Microsoft Office, reinstalled during an upgrade.

Microsoft releases on 18 October, a year after the launch of Windows 8 version 8.1 of. New in this version include the return of the Start button, the right boot to the desktop and the ability to disable some Windows commands through gestures where many desktop users to annoyed. Incidentally, Windows 8.1 since late August, and is the OS in September still on TechNet and MSDN. Microsoft wants to work in the meantime with system manufacturers to further crush bugs.

Update 14:46: at publication gave this message in error again that Microsoft Windows 8 still offered cheap oem versions. That is not the case. Windows 8 is available as an upgrade or as oem-/volledige version. In Windows 8.1 Microsoft deletes that distinction and remains a variant known as the Windows 8 upgrade is offered. At the same price



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