Later this week, Microsoft will raise the price of the Windows 8 upgrade editions, ending the promotional pricing of $39.99 for an online upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Starting in February, the upgrade prices will rise to $119.99 for Windows 8 or $199.99 for Windows 8 Pro.
The difference is big enough that the end of promotional pricing will serve as a gut check for some Windows users. Love it or hate it, the new Windows 8 interface is the present and future of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. And the decisions people make as the discount runs out will say a lot about how Windows 8 could fare in the long run among longtime users.
If you’re an existing Windows user running an older version of the operating system — Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 — do you plan to upgrade? Vote in our poll below.
If you already upgraded, how’s it going so far? Any suggestions for people considering it?