Microsoft has made no bones about the fact that Windows 7 PC buyers -- those who indulged between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 -- will be eligible for a highly discounted copy of Windows 8. But now, the floodgates are open. Registration is now open for the Windows
Upgrade Offer that was originally announced in May. In other words, those who have recently purchased a new PC with Windows 6 can purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99, which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available on October 26th. You'll need to register online and have a few crucial details about yourself and your PC at the ready, and starting on 10/26, Microsoft will send out promo codes through e-mail with purchase instructions. Here's the official line:
"You will be directed to Windows.com where you will go through the online upgrade process with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (shown above) as I have highlighted here in this blog post. Once you get to the purchase screen in the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, it will show the $39.99 upgrade price. However, on the order confirmation page you’ll have a chance to enter your promo code – that price will change to $14.99. Once you make your purchase, your download and upgrade installation begins!
You will have until February 28, 2013 to register for the offer to get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99."
Get on it!