Thursday was supposed to be the last day that most people were able to buy a legitimate upgrade for their old Windows PC to Windows 8 on the cheap. However, it appears that Microsofts Windows Upgrade Offer website is still sending out promotional codes that will let users get that same upgrade for a mere $14.99.
If you recall, thats the price that people paid for the upgrade if they bought a new Windows 7 PC between June 2nd, 2012 and January 31st, 2013. However, that website is still up and running and, if you just flat out lie and fill in the online forms to indicate that you bought a new Windows 7 PC in between those two dates, the web site will send you two emails that combined will give anyone a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99. This website is supposed to continue to offer this $14.99 discount until February 28th.
We have emailed Microsoft to find out if they plan to do anything to close this huge loophole.
Update: Microsoft has now apparently closed this loophole that we used earlier today and is now requiring that you also type in your Windows 7 registration key that you get when you buy a new PC as part of the $14.99 upgrade offer.
Source: The Next Web | Image via Microsoft