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What Happened to Windows 8 for $40?

Greetings everyone,

I found out about the whole 40 dollar upgrade promo..and I figured I'd go ahead and buy it before it goes up to whatever absurd price it will be after January. I can't find a link or anything to preorder, is it because Windows 8 hasn't been released yet?
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  1. Hi :)

    Yes ...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Ah, we meet again Brett :)
    So just to make sure, I should be able to get it for $40 from the 26th until January?
  3. kilo_17 said:
    Ah, we meet again Brett :)
    So just to make sure, I should be able to get it for $40 from the 26th until January?


    Hi :)

    Yes, my shops have copies but embargoed on selling them until then... in the UK...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Alright, looks like I'll be waiting until then. Oh yeah, one last question. When I go to upgrade, is there a way I can keep my programs, files, etc?
  5. I think it is an upgrade install as opposed to a full install so it should not destroy all your files. This link is regarding the release preview version but if you look at the upgrade section/question it says you can keep your files and even programs if your upgrading from windows 7.

    Oops forgot the link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq
  6. Best answer
    For the $40 Windows 8, you can only download it starting Oct 26th. I called them and they wouldn't tell me how long that offer is but I found several articles that mentioned Jan 2013. They also told me it was a full version but the guy I talked to didn't know what Linux was so it may have been a wasted phone call.

    Here's the link to get the $40 Windows 8 pro but you have to wait til Oct 26:
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbpage.Windows_8_Pro
  7. Thanks a bunch guys.....I was kind of worried that that little promo disappeared. Looking forward to giving Windows 8 a try.
  8. The day it's released the options will be there.
  9. Best answer selected by kilo_17.
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