Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Preorders

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For those who cannot wait for the official launch of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 8 to put in orders, the world's largest software company has started a preorder program.

The process is "oh, so easy" and Windows 8 will be available throughout the civilized and uncivilized world:

Starting today, you can reserve a packaged DVD of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $69.99 USD ERP* (U.S.) at select retailers. When you receive your copy of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, you'll see that the packaging takes a fresh approach, in the reimagining of Windows. Your package will feature one of 5 vibrant illustrations - you can check out all 5 here on Facebook. We moved to paper based materials (the exception of course being the upgrade DVD inside) which allowed us to make an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption. And we've reduced the packaging weight by 41%.

In the U.S., you will find this offer at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot and the Microsoft Store and many more. I suggest checking with your local retailers.

However, if you want to wait until October 26th you will be able to upgrade online via Windows.com using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant for just $39.99 USD ERP*. Online upgrade to Windows 8 Pro is supported for 140 countries worldwide, with 37 languages, and 23 supported currencies!

Run out and get one now, while supplies of Windows 8 last.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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