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This article was published on September 17, 2013

Microsoft outs Windows 8.1 pricing with $120 full version

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windows81Microsoft has confirmed its pricing scheme for Windows 8.1 ahead of its October 18th launch day. Pricing for the update remains similar to the Windows 8 release, with the exception that Microsoft will again offer a “full version software” edition alongside upgrade versions.

Windows 8.1 is a free update for Windows 8 owners. US customers can also buy Windows 8.1 for $119.99 and Windows 8.1 Pro for $199.99. Upgrading to Windows .1 Pro from a device with Windows 8.1 pre-installed will cost $99.99.

Microsoft also announced today that Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM (release to manufacturing) is now available to volume license customers. The company announced the RTM phase back in August.

➤ Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1

See also: Microsoft details security improvements in Windows 8.1: Hardware, access, sensitive data, and malware resistance and Microsoft details SkyDrive in Windows 8.1: Placeholder files, offline access, and file picker integration

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