Windows 8 Upgrade to cost the same in pounds as dollars

Michael Microsoft, TechTalk, Windows 8

Back in July Microsoft announced the upgrade cost for Windows 8 from any version of windows since XP would be $39.00 and if you convert that at today’s exchange rate, it would be £25. We know Microsoft take in to account localized costs and taxes so we expected the cost to be a little higher in the UK.


However, Microsoft have said that the upgrade in the UK will be £39.00 or even worse for our European friends at €59.00. Perhaps this is because Microsoft’s Online Store is based in Germany where the tax is 19% just 1% less than the UK tax and Microsoft are going to fund the next lot of European Bailouts…

Michael is a Technology & Digital Consultant to the Real Estate, Property, Travel and Tourism industies with over 13 Years of leading Technical teams & Programme Management. He has worked with agencies in multiple countries and cities from the UK, New York, Russia, France, Dubai to Australia and South Africa. In his spare time he is a commercial drone pilot that dabbles with Photography & Videography.

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