bill - 3:01 am on Jan 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Thanks moxie. Good to know. When I was dealing with Microsoft about my activation issue they estimated availability of that version was the first quarter, but they weren't more specific.
Another point about the upgrade from XP to 8; If you have a lot of software that isn't compatible with Windows 8 then I'd probably suggest an upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Then you could take advantage of XP Mode. XP Mode gives you a licensed virtual copy of XP. You can install your apps in XP Mode and access them from the Windows 7 desktop like they are native apps.