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Microsoft Announces Official Release Date for Windows 8

According to the Blogging Windows 8 Blog, Steven Sinofsky announced the official launch date of Windows will be October 26th 2012. The Microsoft president announced it this morning at an internal event in Atlanta.

Steven Sinofsky

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We told you before that Tami Reller told the crowd that Windows 8 will be available in late October. Now we know the specific date.

Every one who’s running XP SP3 or higher qualifies to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. And yes, you really can upgrade from XP to Windows 8.

Will you update right away on October 26th or skip a generation and stick with Windows 7?


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