Microsoft announced a few months ago that residents of the US would be able to upgrade their older Windows XP, Vista or 7 PCs to the new Windows 8 OS for just $39.99 until January 31, 2013. Today, Microsoft has confirmed that UK residents will pay about the same price for the same Windows 8 update offer.
ZDNet reports that, according to a Microsoft statement, UK citizens will have to pay £24.99 to get the downloadable Windows 8 update for their older Windows PCs. Under current currently exchange rates, that means the UK upgrade price will be close to the US price.
However, that is not the case for people who buy a new Windows 7 PC from now until January 31, 2013. In the US, those folks will pay $14.99 for their upgrade to Windows 8. However, Microsoft has confirmed that UK residents will pay £14.99 for the same update.
Under the exchange rates, that means the US price will be much cheaper than the same offer in the UK. For the rest of Europe, the new Windows 7-to-Windows 8 upgrade will cost 14.99 euros, which again will be cheaper that in the UK.