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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

Everything you need to know about your Windows 8.1 upgrade options

Summary: It's another release of Windows, which means it's time for Microsoft to change the mix of retail products and rewrite its license agreements. Here's what to look for in the new lineup (with some suggestions on how you might be able to save some money).

By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | October 4, 2013 -- 00:08 GMT (17:08 PDT)

 

 

[Note: I’ll be updating this post as new details emerge about the options discussed here. Last update: October 4, 2013, adding details about Windows 8.1 Preview]

Here we go again…

With each new release of Windows, Microsoft changes the mix of products it offers to consumers and also changes the terms of use. Windows 8.1 is no exception. This post lists the key changes you need to know about in Windows 8.1 pricing and licensing, with a few buying tips thrown in for good measure. Let’s start with the good news: the Windows 8.1 update (which will be available online via the Windows Store on October 18) is free for all properly activated Windows 8 computers. Now the bad news: If you’re planning to upgrade a PC running an older version of Windows, you’ll need to pay for a new Windows 8.1 license. You’ll also need to pay if you want to install Windows 8.1 on a new computer you build yourself, on a Mac using Boot Camp, or in a virtual machine.

 

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#2 TheSentinel

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

Please see in addition too:

 

Windows 8.1: What enterprise users need to know

Summary: Enterprise users running Windows 8 (or previous versions of Windows): Here's Microsoft's guidance for upgrading to Windows 8.1.

By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | October 18, 2013 -- 18:44 GMT (11:44 PDT)

 

http://www.zdnet.com...now-7000022134/