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Buy Win7 computer after 2 June and it is $14.99 for windows 8 pro*

  1. #1


    Rockville Maryland USA
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Enterprise

    Buy Win7 computer after 2 June and it is $14.99 for windows 8 pro*


    FWIW:

    MS's site says that if you bought windows 7 machine after 2 June 2012 then you can get the
    windows 8 pro upgrade for $14.99 by registering on their site.

    Buy a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013. *

    Windows 8 upgrade offer - Windows 8 special offer

    *Offer valid with new PCs preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate and purchased from June 2, 2012 through January 31, 2013. For complete details visit windowsupgradeoffer.com.


    Rich

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    I remember in the past when they used to give you a free copy, now they want $15. Sigh
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  3. #3


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Maybe the new Win8 Pro retail will only cost $15 or maybe $30
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    I wonder how many users will upgrade to 8 and then revert back to 7? That'll be a handy data set.

    You'd have to have your head in the sand to buy a touch screen PC between June 12 and the Windows 8 launch; upgrading will be pretty irrelevant to everyone else.
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    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I remember in the past when they used to give you a free copy, now they want $15. Sigh
    It was $15. I remember mailing a cheque to MSI for my laptop. Only some OEMs will pay the $15 for you.
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    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Win 7 upgrade was free.

    Some oem's charged handling and postage fees.

    Some didn't - interestingly, those that didn't were largely specialist dekstop makers, like Chillblast

    They will now have to charge 14.99 ( $24) because MS is charging them.
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    Mine was 100% free. i bought the copy of the Windows Vista media, and get a free coupon to obtain a free copy of the Windows 7 media when it became available. it was mailed right to my house, 100% free of charge.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    Maybe the new Win8 Pro retail will only cost $15 or maybe $30
    They're trying to become Apple and OS X
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Buy Win7 computer after 2 June and it is $14.99 for windows 8 pro*
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