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Windows 8 – When can I get my copy?

As mentioned earlier on this blog post, Windows 8 has been released to RTM as of 1st August 2012. But you might be asking, when can I get my copy?

Below is a list of the key dates (extracted from here):

  • August 15th 2012: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.
  • August 15th 2012: IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through your TechNet subscriptions.
  • August 16th 2012: Customers with existing Microsoft Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC), allowing you to test, pilot and begin adopting Windows 8 Enterprise within your organisation.
  • August 16th 2012: Microsoft Partner Network members will have access to Windows 8.
  • August 20th 2012: Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) receive access to Windows 8.
  • September 1st 2012: Volume License customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.

General Availability for Windows 8 will be on October 26th 2012 either by upgrading for $39.99 or on a new PC or device. And if you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (U.S.) through the Windows Upgrade Offer.

Greg Olsen
Yellow Duck Guy

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