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Microsoft announces Windows 8 upgrade offer for Consumers
Posted Date: 02-Jun-2012
Microsoft Corp. announced the Windows upgrade offer which will provide downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $14.99. Windows 8 Upgrade Offer for Consumers who buy eligible Windows 7 PCs during the time of the promotion. Read below to know more about Windows 8 Upgrade Offer:
Windows 8 Upgrade Offer
Just after next day of releasing Windows Release Preview, Microsoft has announced a Windows Upgrade Offer for users. In simple words, You may get download of Windows 8 Pro at a special promotional price if you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC between 2nd June, 2012 and 31st January, 2013.
Windows Upgrade Offer
provides the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for a retail price of just $14.99(estimated). The Windows 8 will be redeemable when it is generally available in market. Basically, Microsoft offers you a combo pack on the purchase of new Windows 7 PCs.
We understand the demand of Windows 8 cause of its unique and amazing features. Of course, we would love to experience the genuine Windows 8 as it ships into market. You must be aware of the fact that Windows 8 Operating System is in its final stage so we can expect the genuine product at the end of this year. Now here is the twist, Microsoft doesn't want their consumers to wait on for Windows 8. Microsoft doesn't want hold off on purchasing Windows 7 PCs in the meantime. And Microsoft has also launched a separate website for this new offer with full details. In case you want to know more, Just visit: http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.
An Eligible Windows 7 PC
As I mentioned eligible Windows 7 PC in above para, So let me clear it out. Every offer has some terms and conditions so Microsoft has also set up conditions. Only new PCs purchased during promotion period(between 2nd June, 2012 and 31st January, 2013) with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity are eligible. The PC should be preinstalled with any:
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
P.S: Windows 7 Starter Edition will not be eligible for Windows Upgrade Offer and it must be redeemed by February 28, 2013.
Benefits for Buyers from Windows 8 Upgrade Offer
If you do not want to pay the genuine price of Windows 8 and still you want to test it by your own, It is an awesome offer for you. The Windows Upgrade Offer is available in 131 markets/countries and will be available in 37 languages. But there is a limit, the maximum number of new Windows 7 PCs a consumer can buy is five in this period of offer. Another benefits like 90 days of no-charge support from Microsoft which will be considered from the day you completed and activated your Windows 8.
Microsoft has done similar programs/offers for previous Windows upgrades, in that case OEM and other third parties were involved in the process. For this particular offer Microsoft has been a bit serious and they will be looking for redemption process that means eligibility verification, handling payments, delivering the software and providing supports.
The best part of this offer, It is not mandatory to upgrade the corresponding Windows 7 PC you bought during the offer period. In fact users can upgrade the old PC meeting the system requirements to Windows 8 using the upgrade download. It has been also cleared that Windows Upgrade Offer is for individual customers like students, home users and enthusiasts.
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