Windows 8 Pro upgrade priced at $39.99

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Pricing for the Windows 8 Pro upgrade was announced.

"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.

"If you prefer to shop at a local store, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion."

"This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31st, 2013."

"Oh, and by the way - if you’re not upgrading from a prior version of Windows and are building your own PC or installing Windows 8 in a virtual machine or a separate partition, you will be able to purchase and install the Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro System Builder product."

What do you guys think? What do you think of the inclusion of Windows Media Center for free?

[SOURCE: Windows Team Blog via @Windows on Twitter]