Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Offer

Update 2 (18 July, 2012):

Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky has just announced at its annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 on 26 October, 2012. This will be available both as an upgrade or on a new PC.

Wonder if the Surface will be available at the same date?

Update 1 (2 July, 2012):

Microsoft has announced that users who are currently running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7  will qualify to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for US$39.99. Local pricing TBA.

Windows Media Center will also be available as a free option via the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after the upgrade.

This upgrade offer will be available in 131 markets and will run through 31 January 2013.

Are you thinking of buying a Windows 7 PC but are hesitating because Windows 8 is not generally available yet? Those who purchase eligible Windows 7-based PCs from today can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for S$17.99 (incl. GST) later on.

Those who purchase eligible Windows 7-based PCs from today can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for S$17.99 (incl. GST) later on.

Those who purchase eligible Windows 7-based PCs from today can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for S$17.99 (incl. GST) later on.

But what is an “eligible” Windows 7 PC? Here’s a summary of the criteria and terms for the Windows Upgrade Offer.

  • Consumers who have bought a Windows 7 PC preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate; and includes a matching and valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity
  • The Windows 7 PC must be purchased new during the eligibility period of 2 June 2012 – 31 January 2013
  • The Windows 8 Pro download must be redeemed before end February 2013
  • The download will be made available to consumers on this offer starting the day Windows 8 is made generally available

Do note that the Windows 7 PC that you buy now will likely not come with a touch screen, so it won’t be able to use the touch interface for Windows 8 when you eventually upgrade.

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4 Responses to “Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Offer”

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  2. Jane Pek says:

    I’ll be upgrading my new XPS to Windows 8 Pro! Yippee!

  3. [...] buying a new Windows 7 PC between 2 June 2012 to 31 January 2013 can purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for S$17.99 (including GST) on the day of Windows 8 [...]

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