Have you upgraded to Windows 8 yet? Well, if you've been holding off, but figure you'll end up making the move sooner or later, you should grab your license now, even if you're going to hold off on installing for a little bit longer.
Microsoft announced on its blog today that its low prices for Windows 8 will end on January 31st, and after that you'll need to pay full retail price—or hunt for a sale/pirate the thing. Here are the updated prices:
Windows 8 upgrade editions will be priced as follows starting in February:
The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.).
For reference, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $40 right now. Microsoft also reminded us that the last day to apply for the $15 upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7 if you bought a Windows 7 PC just before Windows 8 came out is February 28th. [Microsoft via VentureBeat]