Microsoft gently reminds us cheap Windows 8 upgrades end soon

In May, Microsoft announced that people who bought a new Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st would be able to get a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99. Today, Microsoft took to the official Windows blog to give people a reminder of that offer now that the deadline is approaching.

The blog goes into detail on how people who have Windows 7 PCs bought in the required time period can get the super cheap Windows 8 Pro upgrade. The quick and dirty version is that you register your Windows 7 PC at the upgrade offer's website and you should get a promotional code via email. When you go to actually download Windows 8 Pro, you put in the code to turn the upgrade price to $14.99.

While Microsoft doesn't mention this in today's blog post, people who own older PCs with Windows XP, Vista and 7 that were bought before June 2nd can also get an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. However, that price is also scheduled to end on January 31st. So far, Microsoft has not revealed what the upgrade price will be for Windows 8 Pro after the end of this month.

One final quick note: Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer also allows users to download the optional Windows Media Center add-on for free until January 31st. Again, Microsoft has yet to announce what the price will be for that add-on once that offer expires.

Source: Windows blog | Image via Microsoft

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