I'm sure you have heard about the $14.99 upgrade for anybody buying a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, but what happens if you already have a Windows 7 machine and don't want to buy a new one? No indicator for the full price of Windows 8, but $40 to upgrade (and even upgrade from XP!) isn't too bad on the wallet. One confusing part is they say you use Windows.com to purchase the upgrade, and you get an upgrade assistant which will It makes it sound like you have to purchase Windows 8 Pro in order to get the upgrade assistant and THEN can use the assistant to check your PC. I really hope I am reading this wrong! Depending on what version you are upgrading from, you can keep some of your settings and personal files (as always, when doing something like this, backup your files first!) With only a $40 price tag and the opportunity to upgrade from even Windows XP, this may be a version worth trying on my laptop even though it does NOT have touchscreen capabilities. But we'll see about the requirements before then. So, are you likely to upgrade to Windows 8 when it comes out in October (2012)?