Microsoft has already announced that Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade for current Windows 8 users when it launches on October 17, but today it’s shared some details on how much the upgrade will cost for the many people who are still using an older Windows editions like Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the prices won’t be any different than the current upgrade costs for Windows 8.
Yes, in a post on the official Windows blog, Microsoft has revealed that US customers will be able to pick up the update for $120 normally, or $200 if they want the “Pro” version of the software. It’ll be available either through download or as a boxed retail product. Microsoft says it’ll also be selling “full version software” for the launch, meaning that those who aren’t running Windows on their computers will still be able to use Windows 8.1 for virtualization purposes and such.