Microsoft announces pricing and packaging details for Windows 8.1

On Tuesday, the Blogging Windows team posted details about pricing and packaging for Windows 8.1.

For consumers who currently have Windows 8 devices, Windows 8.1 will be a free update via an easy download from the Windows Store starting Oct. 18.

“Windows 8.1 will be a must-have update for those devices – bringing new features and improvements such as greater personalization, Bing Smart Search, and more than 20 new and improved Microsoft apps and services,” writes Brandon LeBlanc. “We are excited to be delivering such an important update to customers in just one month and nearly a year after launching Windows 8.”

What if you want to upgrade to Windows 8.1 but you’re running a version older than Windows 8? The blog post has information for you, too. Head on over to Blogging Windows for all the details.

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff