In a bid to push up Windows 8 sales, Microsoft will increase the price of a Windows 8 Pro upgrade to $199.99 from February 1.
Detailing the news in a blog post, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc said that the Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and in retail for $199.99 from next month, with the standard Windows 8 version to cost $119.99.
LeBlond added that the Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 to existing Windows 8 users and said that the Windows 8 Media Center Pack will be available at $9.99. The Media Pack comes free as standard to Windows 8 Pro users.
The cost of upgrading to Windows 8 Pro has been set at $39.99 online and at $69.99 through retail for existing Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 users since October, but the move to increase this fee could well help Microsoft boost Windows 8 sales.