If you’re interested in upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro when the new operating system is released in October, you may now register for the Windows Upgrade Offer. Those who register can buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for just $14.99.
To be eligible for the $14.99 upgrade, consumers must purchase a PC with Windows 7 between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013. The upgrade will be available on October 26 when the new OS is released, and registration will be open through February 28, 2013.
Just head over to the Windows Upgrade Offer website. You must provide the date you purchased the Windows 7 PC, the retailer from whom you purchased it, the brand and model of the PC, as well as the Windows 7 product key associated with the computer. You will be emailed with instructions for upgrading to the Windows 8 Pro OS when it is released on October 26.
Windows XP and Vista users, and Windows 7 users who purchased a Windows 7 PC prior to June 2, may also receive a discounted price if they wish to upgrade to Windows 8. Such users may download the OS from the Microsoft website when the OS is released in late October. A backup DVD may be obtained for another $15 plus s/h. This deal will run through January 31. Those wishing to purchase the new OS at a retail store can pick up a Windows 8 DVD for $69.99.
As with the release of any operating system or major new software, Windows 8 has already begun to generate a lot of buzz and anticipation in the tech world. Usenet features a vibrant community of technology enthusiasts who discuss the latest trends, products, and innovations in the various related newsgroups.