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Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

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    Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

    Today, registration is officially open for the Windows Upgrade Offer we announced in May. If you purchase or have purchased an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available on October 26th. If you’re still looking for a PC, check out some of our great Windows 7 PCs. Once you’ve purchased your PC you can come back and register for the offer.

    Registration for the Windows Upgrade Offer is only for those who buy an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013.

    Here is what you need to do to register for your $14.99 (U.S.) upgrade to Windows 8 Pro:

    After buying your PC, go to the Windows Upgrade Offer website to register. It will ask you to select your country (details for the offer vary depending on country). You will then be asked to register with your personal details as well as information about your Windows 7 PC purchase – including date of purchase, retailer, and PC brand and model. You should also have your 25-digit Windows 7 product key that came with the PC handy as you may be required to enter this as part of the registration.

    Then starting on October 26th, we will start sending out promo codes via email with purchase instructions. You will be directed to where you will go through the online upgrade process with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (shown above) as I have highlighted here in this blog post. Once you get to the purchase screen in the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, it will show the $39.99 upgrade price. However, on the order confirmation page you’ll have a chance to enter your promo code – that price will change to $14.99. Once you make your purchase, your download and upgrade installation begins!

    You will have until February 28, 2013 to register for the offer to get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

    If you experience any issues or have questions - you can click the contact support link at the top of the Windows Upgrade Offer website.

    Did you already buy an awesome Windows 7 PC prior to June 2nd (or have a Windows 7 PC not eligible for the offer)? Not to worry! Starting on October 26th, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99!

    Both the Windows Upgrade Offer and $39.99 upgrade promotion is available in 140 countries worldwide, with 37 supported languages, and 23 supported currencies (we’ve added 9 additional countries over the original 131!).


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    Palm Coast FLorida
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    well thats nice for people who just bought their PC, doesn't include me though, I wll have to upgrade from Windows 7 for $39.99

    I have 4 copies of windows 7 on 4 different computers, will I have to buy 4 upgrades at around $160 to put it on all 4 computers
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    Well, remember that when Windows 7 came out, retail upgrade copies were around $99 instead. Windows 8 is much cheaper.
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    I'm considering doing this as I just bought my new laptop but I have one question before I proceed, will I still be able to use my Windows key to install Windows 7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0mputeRb0y View Post
    I'm considering doing this as I just bought my new laptop but I have one question before I proceed, will I still be able to use my Windows key to install Windows 7?
    Not on another PC, if that's what you're wondering. You can reinstall Windows 7 on that laptop with the key on the COA sticker attached to it though. I'd burn a recovery disk set first thing before installing Windows 8. The built in recovery feature may not work once Windows 8 is installed.
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    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )

    I just bought my New Laptop..
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