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Can I still get the $14.99 upgrade to Pro option?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Can I still get the $14.99 upgrade to Pro option?


    I'm looking into buying a new laptop with Windows 8 tomorrow.

    Thing is the laptop comes with Windows 8 non Pro version.

    Can I still get the $14.99 upgrade to Pro option or is this only for Windows 7 computers?

    Would be sorta retarded if Microsoft is only offering this to Windows 7 computers purchased after June 2012 and not to newer Windows 8 machines that come with the non Pro version of Windows 8...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Nemix,

    Yes, the $14.99 special is only for newly purchased Windows 7 computers.

    It may be cheaper to find one with Windows 8 Pro already included.

    Otherwise, you could use Add Features in the tutorial below in your new laptop to upgrade it to Windows 8 Pro Pack (with Media Center) for $69.99.

    Add Features to Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What a bummer, Microsoft sure knows how to get users to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

    Windows 7 Basic PC purchase = $14.99 Windows 8 Pro upgrade and Windows 8 PC purchase = $69.99 Windows 8 Pro upgrade?

    Back to the point, the laptop I currently want is on sale with Windows 8 included and there's no other laptop in the price range that I want for the performance per dollar ratio.

    I would have been batter if the laptop let's you choose between Windows 7 Premium and Windows 8 that way I would get 7 Premium and have the option to upgrade to 8 Pro with porom but that's not the case for the laptop I want since I'm getting it at retail BestBuy.

    Luckily, I still have a free copy Windows 7 Professional laying around that I got last year from a close relative just in the case I do not like Windows 8 (currently Avira does not work with Windows 8).

    PS. What's this talk about Windows Blue?

    Is is going to be a like a SP for Windows 8 or all new operating system all together?
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  4. #4


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    I can still upgrade a NORMAL Windows 7, Vista of XP computer to Windows 8 Pro for 29,99.

    Koop Windows - Microsoft Windows

    This offer stands untill 31 january this year. Perhaps a similar offer is valid in your country? Then you can upgrade this way if you have a Windows 7, Vista or XP licence.
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    PS. What's this talk about Windows Blue?

    Is is going to be a like a SP for Windows 8 or all new operating system all together?
    We shall see, but this has some more info about it.


    A bit more info on Windows Blue?
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