Windows 10 retail prices are $119 for the Home edition, $199 for Pro

Microsoft has released retail pricing for Windows 10 today, and those prices are the same as those seen for Windows 8/8.1.  If you must purchase a separate copy and are not eligible for the free upgrade, Windows 10 Home will cost $119, the Pro edition will cost $199, and if you wish to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, that will cost $99.

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These prices are higher than those seen in the early leak from online retailer Newegg.  A spokesman for Newegg has stated that if you made an early purchase of the operating system at the lower price, Newegg will honor the order.  Though interest in this operating system may be high, I cannot imagine many will be eligible for this discount, since most of the “demand” is for the free upgrade offer.

Many people speculated that Microsoft would extend the free upgrade offer past the first year, but it doesn’t look likely at this point in time.  Microsoft hopes for 1 billion installations of Windows 10 over the next couple of years, which would be the fastest adoption of an operating system in their history, but the vast majority of this number would have to come from free upgrades, as the prices they have listed for the retail versions are not much inducement.

You can read more on the story at Neowin.