Just last week, Microsoft was trying to get people to upgrade their old Windows XP PC by offering them a $50 gift card to the Microsoft Store if they bought a new Windows 8.1 computer directly from the company. Now that offer has been changed, and it's definitely for the better.
Today, Microsoft revealed that people who either buy a new PC online from a Windows XP machine or trade in their old XP rig physically to a Microsoft Store retail location will get $100 off a new Windows 8.1 computer priced at $599 or higher. Yes, that means no awkward $50 gift card anymore; customers will simply save some money with this revised offer.
This change still includes 90 days of free phone, chat and sales support for the new PC from Microsoft. The online offer still has a link to the previously announced free file transfer tool to move any Windows XP content off the old computer to a new Windows 8.1 product. This new savings deal will end on June 15th, but keep in mind that Windows XP support officially ends on April 8th.