Starting today, you can reserve a packaged DVD of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $69.99 USD ERP (U.S.) at select retailers.
When you receive your copy of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, you'll see that the packaging takes a fresh approach. For the packages, Microsoft moved to paper based materials and are available with 5 vibrant illustrations:
In the U.S., you will find this offer at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot and the Microsoft Store and many more.
However, if you want to wait until October 26th you will be able to upgrade online via Windows.com using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant
for $39.99 USD ERP. Online upgrade to Windows 8 Pro is supported for 140 countries worldwide, with 37 languages, and 23 supported currencies.
This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through to January 31st, 2013.
Also starting today, you will be able to pre-order new Windows 8 PCs and devices from Microsoft's OEM partners such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Samsung and Sony.
If you purchase (or have purchased) an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 USD ERP (U.S.) which will be redeemable starting October 26th.