All you need to know about Windows 8 upgrade offers
Want to upgrade your PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8? Well, in case you purchased a new Windows 7 computer between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, you get a discount on the new operating system.
However, if your computer doesn't qualify for this offer, there’s another scheme that allows you to upgrade Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. But before you switch over to Windows 8, don’t forget to ensure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements.
So, here’s information about the deals that Microsoft is offering for the Windows 8 operating system.
Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 for $14.99
If you buy a PC pre-installed with genuine Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate editions between June 2, 2012-January 31, 2013, your computer qualifies for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro at just $14.99. The discount is applicable to one upgrade offer for one PC purchased. A customer can avail at the max five upgrades. Microsoft has launched this scheme in 131 countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Denmark, and Australia.
How to get discount to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro
If you have a PC that qualifies for the above-mentioned discount, you need to register on this website by February 28, 2013. Select your region and proceed to the registration page. Enter your personal information and details about your purchase such as the computer model and the retailer’s name. You will receive a confirmation email from Microsoft after your registration is verified. A promotion code will also be sent that can be redeemed for upgrading at a discounted price. You will have the option to download Windows 8 Pro or get an installation DVD.
Upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Even if your PC isn’t eligible to be upgraded to Windows 8 for $14.99, there’s another discount scheme from Microsoft. Customers having computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 can upgrade their systems to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. This is a limited period offer which is valid from October 26, 2012 to January 31, 2013. The $39.99 pricing is applicable for downloading Windows 8 Pro from the official website of Microsoft. A Windows 8 Pro upgrade disc will cost $70 under this scheme.