New pricing for Windows 8.1

The output of Windows 8.1 is confirmed for October 18a free upgrade which will be automatically offered from the Windows Store. Remember to update your applications to be ready.

For those who have not yet upgraded to Windows 8, it will be possible to purchase Windows 8.1:

  • Windows 8.1 “home”: $120
  • Windows 8.1 Pro: $200
  • “Pack” upgrade to upgrade a Family to a Pro: $100

We will know the European prices at the latest in a month, the prices in euros should be very close to those in dollars.

Windows 8.1 will therefore be a full version and it will not be necessary to install Windows 8.0 and then update. We cannot therefore speak of a “big update” or a “Service Pack” but of a new version, drawing a line under the current one.

As a reminder, here all the new features you’ll enjoy with Windows 8.1.