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Saturday, 27 October 2012 14:23

Windows 8 Pro upgrade in EU costs €29.99

Written by Fuad Abazovic



£24.99  incl. VAT in the UK


We already wrote about the $39.99 update to Windows 8 Pro for USA consumers, but we had a hard time getting the real price of the upgrade in Europe and some EU countries.

It looks like this upgrade will go for €29.99 including VAT in Germany, Austria and many other countries that (still) prefer to use euro as a currency. In the UK Microsoft online shop offers this same upgrade for £24.99 and this update will work from Windows XP Service Pack 3, Vista or Windows 7. The link to the UK store is here.

We kind of expected to see a €39.99 price tag, but Microsoft was nice to Europeans this time around. Or maybe Redmond just feels sorry for us, as the European economy has seen better days to say the least.

Of course, this is the cost of a download from Microsoft.com, while the physical disc sells for €59.99 in mainland Europe and £49.99 in the UK.

The German version can be found here.

We tried Windows 8 Pro on the Alienware MX11 R3 and we had a few blue screens so far. Needless to say, we ended up with at least four exclamation marks in the device manager. But when it works and all devices do their job, Windows 8 works quite well and fast. We are sure we can fix the blue screen but out of the box it was surprising to see the blue screens on a clean installation of Windows 8 Pro.

Fuad Abazovic

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