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If You're Jumping Out Of Your Skin To Get Windows 8, Here's How To Order It Now

Kevin Smith

Itching to get your hands on Windows 8?

Starting today, Windows users can reserve a DVD of Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $69.99.

The good news: you only have to wait a few more weeks to actually get the software.

Windows 8 is scheduled to go live on Oct. 26 along with a host of devices, including Microsoft's own Surface tablet, which take advantage of the new OS's touch interface.

According to Microsoft's Windows Team Blog, users can reserve the Windows 8 Pro DVD i n the U.S., at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, the Microsoft Store, and several other retailers.

For those that don't want a traditional DVD, after October 26, users can upgrade online via the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant for $39.99. Microsoft says o nline upgrade to Windows 8 Pro are supported for 140 countries worldwide, with 37 languages, and 23 supported currencies.

Remember, if you purchase (or have purchased) an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, you will be able to buy an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99. Users can start to take advantage of this deal starting October 26th.

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