Amazon Listing Reveals Several Windows 8 Packages

While Windows 8 isn't due to go on sale until October 26, Amazon UK has listed the operating system, subsequently revealing several packages.

A Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition gives users the opportunity to upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. A Windows 8 Pro Pack bumps the Windows 8 standard edition to the Professional version.

For European consumers, a Windows 8 Pro N Version has also been confirmed, which is a similar package to the American version but doesn't contain Windows Media Player.

Both the Windows 8 Pro and Pro N editions include the operating system, with the Windows 8 Pro Pack containing a product key card that allows users to upgrade the standard edition to the Pro version.

While the listings don't reveal prices, the Windows 8 Pro edition will cost owners of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 $39.99 if they download the product online. Alternatively, it'll cost $69.99 to buy the operating system in a physical media capacity.

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  • aoneone
    Wait a minute, Windows 8 doesn't cost 300 to 500 US Dollars? What gives? If it's 69.99 I just might buy it! LOL Oh wait.. if it's just an upgrade and not stand-alone then I don't know. Can anyone confirm this?
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  • dark_lord69
    "the Windows 8 Pro edition will cost owners of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 $39.99 if they download the product online. Alternatively, it'll cost $69.99 to buy the operating system in a physical media capacity."

    Did someone finally give Microsoft an earfull about thier crazy prices?

    I haven't seen them price an OS that low since Windows ME and plenty of us know how that OS was... Can you say trainwreck? Maybe they are anticipating that it will suck. Either way I'm not gonna jump on the Windows 8 bandwagon anytime soon (if ever).
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  • rangas
    That is too expensive for a downgrade on your XP or W7 systems, will not purchase.
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