New report claims Windows 8 Release Preview is upgradable to RTM for $40

Just recently, Microsoft revealed that those on Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 could easily upgrade to Windows 8 for just $40. Now, a new report, which cites Microsoft as a source, claims that those on the Windows 8 Release Preview can also upgrade to the final version for the same price.

"In follow-up answers, Microsoft said that users running Windows 8 Release Preview -- the newer of the two sneak peeks, shipped on May 31 -- can upgrade using the Windows.com upgrade tool and pay the $40," the report states. However, during the upgrade, users migrating to the final version of the operating system will only have their personal data files retained and no applications, Windows settings, or user accounts will be migrated. This promotion is available in 131 countries.