Since Microsoft released Windows 8.1 to manufacturers, people have been eagerly waiting for the official release of this OS. It’s not unknown now that Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 officially on October 18. And now, Windows 8.1 is available for pre-order.
Windows 8 customers will receive the upgrade for free on October 17, while those with earlier versions will have to purchase it. Those running Windows 7 can install Windows 8.1 directly; users running Windows Vista, XP or earlier must install Windows 8 first, and then they will be able to upgrade to 8.1 for free. However, Windows 8.1 costs $119.99, while Windows 8.1 Pro costs $199.99.
Be noted, Windows 8.1 is the first major update to Windows 8. More importantly, Microsoft has brought back the start button with Windows 8.1.
Thanks To: The Next Web