Microsoft has sure got a winner in Windows 8. Unlike previous iterations, there aren’t many editions of the operating system. In fact, general customers get to choose from just two Windows 8 editions. But Microsoft has sweetened the deal this time around. Instead of pricing their operating system exorbitantly (we’re looking at you Windows 7 Ultimate), Windows 8 is rumored to be priced much lower than earlier. However, for people who’ve bought a new computer with Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate in the period of June 2, 2012 to January 31, 2013 will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just 14.99$ and in India it’s just Rs. 699! This Windows 8 upgrade offer will be valid until February 28, 2013.
Of course, even other users of Windows can upgrade to Windows 8. Until January 21, 2013 there will be two ways to upgrade from any earlier Windows versions. One will cost 69.99$ and the other will cost 39.99$. The process of upgrading from Windows 7 will be the easiest where all personal files, apps and settings will be preserved. Those upgrading from Windows Vista will find that only their settings and files will be intact. Users upgrading from Windows XP will have to make do with pretty much a fresh install, only personal files like documents and such will be preserved. Windows 7 Starter and Basic edition users will have to buy the complete upgrade and won’t be able to avail the promotional upgrade offer.
So here’s how you go about getting your promotional Windows 8 upgrade if you are eligible for it:
Windows 8 Upgrade Offer Steps
Step 1: Go to Windows upgrade offer and select your correct location.
Step 2: Click continue at the next page and fill up correct details in the form.
Step 3: You will get a confirmation email with details about how to go about getting your upgrade.
Step 4: On October 26th, 2012 you will receive another email with a promotional code and a link to purchase, download and upgrade to Windows 8.
Step 5: Follow the instructions, input your promotional code and download your upgrade at a subsidized price!
Keep in mind, that when you’re registering for this offer you’re doing it from the computer you’re trying to get the upgrade on, because the copy of Windows 7 installed on that computer has to be validated as genuine. Also, upgrades to Windows 8 entitles users to 90 days of completely free tech support! Go grab your upgrade now if you’re eligible and let us know if you have any queries.