Microsoft offers cheap Windows 8 upgrades

Microsoft may already be worried about the not so positive reviews for Windows 8 that has come from bloggers and others.

First, Microsoft announced that any computer purchased between the beginning of June and the end of January 2013 can upgrade to Windows 8 Professional for just $15. Makes no difference in whether it is Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional that is bought.  Note that it must be bought in store or online (having an OEM license) from companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, etc.

See http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en. Note that the Windows 8 upgrade can be installed on another system as long as the system meets or exceeds Windows 8 requirements.

Note that this promotion applies to all computers bought from June 1st. Some stores are forgetting to mention this and could sucker you in to buy a computer you don’t want but they are trying to dump.

[As an added bonus, the Play Station 2 promotion for computers at or above $599 is still on for students. So, you can get both promotions.]

Now there is a second promotion. All system that meets or exceeds Windows 8 requirements can upgrade to Windows 8 Professional for $40US [or $70US with media]. This promotion will begin when Windows 8 is available when released to the retail and will end at the end of January 2013. It will be available at http://www.windows.com. Once purchased, you will download an installer stub which will then download Windows 8 on that computer and upgrade.

[Note that like before, you can’t install Windows 8 64-bit when you currently have a 32-bit OS and vice versa. The option to download an ISO image may be available – and I would recommend if it is.]

Finally, you can tell there are signs [from an IT professional’s prospective] that a new version of Windows is coming out – I have seen a few KB [knowledge base] articles stating that the solution to the problem found in Windows 7 [and some times before] will be fixed in the next version of Windows. They don’t specify the version but it say “next”.

See https://ebraiter.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/more-windows-8-information-revealed for more information about upgrades.

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