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How to get Windows 8 free?
Posted Date: 28-Jun-2012
In this article, I will explain various ways to get Windows 8 including paid purchase, free license and more. Getting a free license of Windows 8 is cool, isn't it?
Most people get Windows when they buy their computer and they never bother to know where to buy Windows 8. Many people think all versions of Windows including Windows 8 is free because they got it free with their Windows computer.
Windows 8 and other Windows versions are not free software.
If Windows came free with your computer, that just means your computer manufacturer paid for the Windows license and they included that price in the computer price. Such licenses of Windows is called "OEM License". OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer" and OEM license is special bulk license purchased by computer manufacturer, mostly at a lower price.
If you like to upgrade your old computer to Windows 8, you will need to buy an upgrade license for your Windows. Upgrade license will be relatively lower priced since you already paid for a previous version of Windows.
If you buy a new computer with no operating system and want to install Windows 8 on it, you will need to buy a fresh license of Windows 8.
How to get Windows 8 for free?
If you don't want to spend money but still like to run Windows 8, you have couple of options. I am going to explain
various ways to get free Windows 8 license legally
Download pre release versions of Windows 8
Pre release versions are nearly finished released of Windows. These releases could have bugs, issues and may be unstable. However, if you are a techie guy and work around all those issues and like to get a free copy of Windows, you can
download and install release preview of Windows 8
Participate in Microsoft events
Microsoft gives away free software including Windows in many of its events. If there is a Microsoft event going on in your city, go ahead and attend the program. There are good chances you can come back with a free copy of Windows 8 and other Microsoft software.
Register for Microsoft BizSpark program
BizSpark is a program from Microsoft to help and support software startups. If you started a software business recently, you can
register for Microsoft BizSpark program
and get most of the Microsoft software free. This include Windows licenses and once Windows 8 is released, you can get Windows 8 as well. Joining Microsoft BizSpark program costs no money and it is one of the best ways to get Windows 8 and other Microsoft software free.
Windows 8 give aways
There are lot of private and Microsoft websites giving away free licenses of Windows. You may have to participate in some small contests or simply follow them in their social networks. Look for Windows 8 giveaways at various blogs and websites and grab the opportunity when it comes on your way.
One of the best places to look for
Windows 8 giveaway
is, this web site itself. Subscribe to our RSS feeds and you will be notified by email when we find any Windows 8 giveaways.
Windows 8 Upgrade offer in India - Pay just Rs 699 to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8
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