Its January of 2013 now, and this is a good time to remind folks of a few Windows 8 related deals that will be ending very soon. Right now, you can get Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99, as you have been able to since launch, but the time for this promotion is coming to an end.
Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Promotion:
If you’ve yet upgrade to Windows 8 Pro yet, you have until January 31st to get it at the discounted rate. In order to qualify for the $39.99 deal, you just need an existing copy of Windows 7, Vista or XP. Keep in mind that if you have a 32-bit version of Windows, the upgrade will also be for 32-bit.
Windows Media Center Free Offer:
Already have Windows 8? What about Windows Media Center? Microsoft’s temporary promotion allowed Windows 8 Pro users to get their hands on WMC for free, but this too runs out on January 31st of 2013.
Even if you don’t plan on using Windows Media Center anytime soon, it is probably worth picking up simply because it is free and the time might come that you will want/need to use it.
Windows 7 to Windows 8 Upgrade Promotion:
Any other Windows 8 deals coming to an end this month? Yes, if you have a Windows 7 PC that was purchased not too long ago, you might qualify for an upgrade for $14.99, but this also expires on January 31st of 2013.
Windows 8 Test Versions Expire Soon!
Last but not least, if you are currently running a Windows 8 preview version, you better be prepared to revert back to an older version of Windows or purchase Windows 8 officially soon— all previews expire on the 15th of January.
The only one of these that doesn’t count is the Windows 8 Evaluation Version for developers, which you can find via the MSDN Evaluation Center.
So what are you waiting for, make good on these Windows 8 offers from Microsoft before it is too late!