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Microsoft won't discount Windows 8.1 upgrades
It's free to Windows 8 users, but anyone with the older Windows 7 must pony up full price -- $120 or $200

Computerworld - Microsoft today announced that it will charge full price for Windows 8.1 upgrades from Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.

Customers already running Windows 8, however, will receive the update -- which is slated to hit the Windows Store Oct. 17 and reach retail Oct. 18 -- free of charge.

Downloads or retail packages containing a DVD of Windows 8.1 will cost $119.99, said Microsoft spokesman Brandon LeBlanc in a post to a company blog Tuesday. The more capable Windows 8.1 Pro will be priced at $199.99.

Those prices are identical to the current costs of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro for users who want to upgrade from an older edition of Windows...

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Microsoft kills OEM/System Builder and upgrade editions of Windows

There are two types of licenses for the OEM/System Builder Windows 8 product: 1. OEM 2. Personal Use. The product is the same for both, but upon installation, one of the two license must be accepted, depending on the use. The OEM license allows the OEM to resell the PC. The Personal Use license is for individuals who are building (and supporting) their own PCs. Neither are transferable once on the PC, but the OEM license allows for transferring the entire PC to different users...

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