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Windows 8 ‘Previews’ expire January 2013, upgrade ASAP!

If you still running one of the ‘Previews’ builds of Windows 8, you must know that they will expire in about a month from now. So this is the time to prepare and migrate to the full version of Windows 8 or 8 Pro. Doing it now will also save you money and you will prevent your PC rebooting every two hours.

The dates

  • Developer Preview will expire January 15, 2013
  • Consumer Preview and Release Preview will expire January 16, 2013

Making the migration is really cheap, if you bought a new PC starting June 2nd with Windows 7 and you wanted to try one of the Previews, you still entitled to get the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99. For everyone else the Pro upgrade is $39.99 (click Here) for the download version and it allows you to upgrade from XP, Vista, 7 and 8. The same upgrade, but the retail box runs for $69.99 — even cheaper if you shop around.

Things to know

  • You cannot upgrade the Previews versions of the OS. However, you can use the upgrade media to perform a clean install.
  • The prices listed in this article will last until January 31st, 2013
  • For a limited time Microsoft is also giving away Windows Media Center, which otherwise will cost you $12.79.
About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].