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October 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Details on Windows 8 availability

NEW YORK CITY — The moment Microsoft has been working toward for years arrives at 12:01 a.m. local time globally on Friday.

That’s when Windows 8 will be available for sale via download and on new Windows 8 devices.

The download will be available at www.windows.com/buy. Devices featuring Windows 8 (and its variants; Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT) will be available from retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and Staples.

For more information, go here.

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