Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99
Microsoft just announced that you can download and upgrade Windows XP, Vista, or 7 to Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99 as a download or $69.99 Disc for a special time until January 31st, 2013.. This will also include a free update for "add-in" Media Center after your install is complete.
Microsoft is pushing the download option and it will help create a bootable USB or burn a DVD for the install from the download process. Head over to Windows.com for the Upgrade assistant and get your PC ready for Windows 8 Pro.
They did state that there will be OEM or Full versions available for purchase as well, but no prices has been listed yet. Check out the link below to the windows team blog below.
We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.