Windows 8 Pro PC Upgrade Costs Around USD $14.99

Windows 8 is a great touch experience, but it also has a fast and fluid keyboard and mouse experience once you know a few shortcuts. Most of the current Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts that you use every day still work. "Windows logo key+L still locks, Windows logo key+E still brings up the Explorer, and Windows […]

Windows 8 is a great touch experience, but it also has a fast and fluid keyboard and mouse experience once you know a few shortcuts. Most of the current Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts that you use every day still work.

"Windows logo key+L still locks, Windows logo key+E still brings up the Explorer, and Windows logo key+R still launches the run command. That said, here are some additional Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts that make Windows 8 that much easier to use on your PC":

Also, as last week, we reported the upgrade path from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to user who buys new Windows 7 desktop or notbook PCs running the Home Basic edition or higher - but the information didn't accompanied the pricing.

Windows 8 Upgrade Program kicks of June 2

This time, Microsoft is only offering two mainstream versions of Windows to consumers: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. And instead of offering a free upgrade to the version of Windows 8 that most closely matches the version of Windows 7 a user buys with a new PC, Microsoft will this time offering only the higher-end Windows 8 Pro.

Now, Paul Thurrott is reporting that the cost of upgrading will be around $14.99 USD.

With that, anyone purchasing a Windows 7 system after June 2, when Microsoft's promotional campaign begins, will be eligible for an upgrade from their Windows 7 system to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

Since, the price tag is US specific -- regional pricing variations will likely apply.

In addition to this PC upgrade offer, Microsoft will also provide in-the-box upgrades to Windows 8 users in the form of upgrade "packs" that provide Windows 8 Pro and Windows Media Center capabilities. These upgrade packs replace the old Windows Anywhere Upgrade system and will be available through a new interface called Add Features to Windows 8.

We're still waiting for pricing details on that 'upgrade pack' too.

Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts