‘We have nothing to share,’ Microsoft spokesperson tells PCR

Microsoft quiet on UK Windows 8 price cut reports

Microsoft has responded to the rumours of an upcoming Windows 8 price cut for UK businesses.

Reports had circulated that the firm was planning to reduce the cost of the operating system’s license fee by up to 70 per cent for vendors.

The proposed cut would see Windows 8.1 licenses cost $15 (£9) for manufacturers – rather than the current price of $50 (£30).

Responding to the reports, a Microsoft spokesperson told PCR: “We have nothing to share [regarding the rumours].”

Windows 8 has suffered a slow adoption rate among consumers since its launch in late 2012, despite Microsoft’s efforts to migrate Windows XP users – who will soon have support ended – to the OS.

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