Here’s some good news coming from Microsoft. They just announced that users from Windows XP and up can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 when it becomes available soon. That’s cheaper than some paid anti-virus programs and will probably force those with aging Windows XP machines to upgrade to the new OS.
The $39.99 upgrade promo price is a download-only offer (which you can use to create your bootable USB or burn an ISO copy to a DVD) and will expire on January 31, 2013. Once Windows 8 Pro RTM becomes available, head to Windows.com to purchase your Windows 8 upgrade. The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.
For those wanting a DVD package of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, it will also be available in stores for $69.99 during this promotion period. Will let you know if Microsoft Philippines will have the same price on the offline package for the local market.[The Windows Blog]