If you have bought a new PC that had Windows 7 installed between June 2nd, 2012 and January 31st, 2013, your time is running out on being able to get a very cheap upgrade to the new Windows 8 OS. Microsoft announced several months ago that anyone who bought a new Windows 7 PCs in between those two dates is eligible to get a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99.
However, that offer does not last forever. Indeed, the deadline for all those new Windows 7 PCs to get that very cheap Windows 8 upgrade will end after Thursday, February 28th, as Microsoft mentioned today in a new blog post. If you are in that situation, you need to go to the Windows Upgrade Offer website and type in the information needed to qualify your PC for the cheap Windows 8 upgrade.
If your PC has been deemed worthy, you will receive an email with a special code that you can then use to cut down the price of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade to $14.99. The link to actually purchasing and downloading Windows 8 Pro will be included with your promo code email.
After Thursday, all Windows 7, XP, and Vista PCs will have to abide by the current Windows 8 upgrade prices. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition is currently priced at $199.99. The regular Windows 8 upgrade edition has a price of $119.99, while the Windows 8 Pro Pack costs $99.99. Finally, the optional Windows 8 Media Center Pack, which adds the ability to play DVD movies on a Windows 8 PC, has a price tag of $9.99.
The one exception to these prices is for qualified college students in the US who can currently get an upgrade to Windows 8 for $69.99.
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