It seems to be official.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be available on October 26th 2012.

From the Windowsteamblog:

Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October. But now everyone has a specific date to mark on their calendars. It’s on mine!

Game on!

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • George Szubinski

    Does that include surface availability in UK?

    • WillyThePooh

      Order it online.

  • Richard Chontos

    I have a question for you why when i try to update to the newest windows i cannot keep anything to go with it?

  • Richard Chontos

    I am sorry let me reword that the newest update at this time for windows 8 does not allow you to take anything with it . Can someone tell me why this is? i stayed with the one i had already i don’t want to lose it all.

  • Kevin Mattson

    windows8 is to servers as the guillotine is to necks!!!they should be paying people to use it!!h8ing it,,tried to upgrade back to 7but cant find it!!thanks for the g00se egg!!and what the @#$% is up with this f##$$%n blue box of annoyance??oh,and how could I forget,8crashed on me like 8xs in so many days(3 on the first day alone!!)keep your current or really pay the “price of inadequacy”

  • Tim Mortin

    Who cares?