Windows 8 Pro (32-bit, OEM) comparison

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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade)

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade)
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Price $128 to $298 at 2 stores $86 to $129 at 6 stores $115 to $212 at 5 stores $101 to $316 at 3 stores $90 to $309 at 4 stores
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Release date October 29, 2012 October 26, 2012 October 29, 2012 July 08, 2009 July 08, 2009
The Bottom Line Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.

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Packaged Quantity 1
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1
1
1
License Qty 1 PC
1 PC
1 PC
1 PC
1 PC
Language(s) English
English
English
English
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License Type License and media
Version upgrade package
License and media
Upgrade package
Upgrade package
Product Description Windows 8 Pro - License and media
Windows 8 Pro - Version upgrade package
Windows 8 Pro - License and media
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - Upgrade package
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Upgrade package
Licensing Details 32-bit
32/64-bit
64-bit
32/64-bit
32/64-bit
Media DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM
License Pricing OEM
Standard
OEM
Standard
Standard
Operating System Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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