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Windows 8.1 $119 for Those Without Windows 8
Posted By Joshua Sophy On September 26, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Technology Trends | 4 Comments
For businesses and other users already running Windows 8, an update to the new Microsoft Windows 8.1 coming Oct. 18 will be easy. The new Windows version will be available free as a simple download from the Windows Store.
But for users with even older versions, say, Windows 7 or even Windows XP or Windows Vista, installation of the new software is also possible. Microsoft announced  pricing for the new software in a recent post on the official Windows Blog.
Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 available for sale from the Windows Store and as a retail DVD. The new software will cost $119.99 for users without Windows 8, wrote Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Marketing Communications Manager for Microsoft, in the recent post.
Though the software is not recommended or designed for devices running Windows XP or Windows Vista, Microsoft says it can be installed using the DVD version. However, files, settings and programs will need to be backed up and reinstalled after installing Windows 8.1.
An enhanced Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro version will also be available for $199.99. Businesses and other users buying a Microsoft Windows 8.1 device later this year will be able to add Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro for $99.99.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 will  also be available through volume licenses for larger businesses with additional security and other features.
For business and individual users, Windows 8.1 offers :
Read more about Windows 8.1  features from Small Business Trends.
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 announced: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/09/17/pricing-and-packaging-for-windows-8-1.aspx
 will: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/business/archive/2013/09/17/windows-8-1-enterprise-rtm-now-available-to-volume-license-customers.aspx
 offers: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/05/30/continuing-the-windows-8-vision-with-windows-8-1.aspx
 Read more about Windows 8.1: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/09/windows-8-1-released-manufacturers.html