Microsoft Windows 8 now available from £14.99 and free Media Centre deal
Windows 8 has finally made it. It looks good and it can be yours for as little as £14.99 with an extra sweetner of Media Centre for free!
If you have been itching to get the full Windows 8 upgrade then you are G for Go!
Windows 8 comes in four flavours – Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise (for businesses) and Windows RT, which is the tablet-loving version that will be running on slates like the Microsoft Surface and Acer Iconia WP series.
If you’ve got a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can download Windows 8 Pro for £25.
Before you’re able to get some sweet tile-based action you will have to have a machine that makes the grade. This is checked out by the stuffy sounding Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.
If you’re on Windows 7, your files, settings and software will be transferred over when you upgrade. Wohooo!
If you’re running an older version of Windows, you’ll need to reinstall programs after making the switch. A bit of a hassle I am sure.
If you own a PC purchased after 2 June, you can get Windows 8 Pro for the cheap as chips cost of £15, but you need to fill out an online form first.
Microsoft also announced that it will be offering a free Media Centre Pack for Windows 8 Pro users for a limited time.
Microsofts Steven Sinofsky explains: “This ensures that customers who are interested in Media Center have a convenient way to get it. Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray.”
To grab your free copy of Microsoft’s Media Center Pack jump over to the Windows 8 website for more details and to upgrade your older copy of Windows.
I should be taking the new operating system for a test run just as soon as Acer sends me over one of their new Iconia tablets – a hands on review will follow 🙂