Windows 8 coming on October 26th – The countdown begins…

Windows 8 October 26

The real countdown begins… Microsoft has announced this week that Windows 8 will be finally available on October 26th, 2012 — If you want to add a sticky note in your calendar, this will be a Friday. The announcement was made by Steven Sinofsky at the company’s annual sales meeting, and he also published the news at the Windows blog. The launch of Windows 8 will be for new PC installs and for upgrades as well. We already knew that Microsoft was planning the launch in October, we just didn’t know the exact day, but now we do!

Knowing the general availability date, we also now know when Windows 8 RT Surface is going to be released, as Microsoft previously noted that it will be available at the same time when Windows 8 launches.

Learn more about what’s new in Windows 8 and many how to’s to start getting the most of the latest operating system, check out all our coverage.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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 About.me.