Microsoft Opens Registration For Windows 8 $14.99 Upgrade Offer

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News Posted: Mon, Aug 20 2012 11:31 PM
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!

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Win7 is still a better option in my opinion

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 11:35 AM

Me to nicole we will see where 8 goes but for me and for now I am just sitting tight.

This is rather odd for me really as I am usually beta on new versions of Windows and have been on 8 as well but I do not see getting a gold disk for being an alpha and beta tester this time as I have been since Windows 95 up until now.

That is not the reason though I just do not see it (8) as being efficient for my systems or at least any more so than 7 is now.

OS:Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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GPU:Geforce GTX 770 4GB
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LKnudson replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 3:14 PM

Would be awesome if only I had bought my laptop more recently.

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RiCoFrost replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 7:34 PM

I really think you need to give it a go, I did install the preview on an 4 yr old computer and it ran rather well, better then windows 7. I did like the feel of how things worked no one really likes change, god i hate change but I will give windows 8 a go for sure it looks rather interesting and I can see what they are trying to do.

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AKnudson replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 8:10 PM

Your laptop doesn't need windows 8. Its pretty different from the windows 7 platform and you will probably want to keep the windows 7 laptop and get a different computer with 8 so that you have both.

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