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Microsoft accepts orders for upgrade to Windows 8

The window to upgrade to the next version of Microsoft's computer operating system is now open. Microsoft Corp. began accepting orders for Windows 8 this week. The new operating system won't be delivered until Oct. 26, however.

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| Updated on: Aug 22 2012, 12:51 IST

The window to upgrade to the next version of Microsoft's computer operating system is now open.

Microsoft Corp. began accepting orders for Windows 8 this week. The new operating system won't be delivered until Oct. 26, however.

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People who own a personal computer running earlier versions of Windows can buy the revamped system for $14.99 to $39.99.

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The lower price is being offered to PC owners who have bought a machine powered by Windows 7 since June 2. Everyone else with a Windows-based computer will have to pay the higher price if they want to upgrade.

The chance to upgrade at these prices expires Jan. 31.

Microsoft designed Windows 8 so it can power both traditional PCs and tablet computers in response to the iPad's popularity.

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First Published Date: 22 Aug, 11:49 IST
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