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Windows 7: Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

20 Aug 2012   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

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Today, registration is officially open for the Windows Upgrade Offer we announced in May. If you purchase or have purchased an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available on October 26th. If you’re still looking for a PC, check out some of our great Windows 7 PCs. Once you’ve purchased your PC you can come back and register for the offer.

Registration for the Windows Upgrade Offer is only for those who buy an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013.

Here is what you need to do to register for your $14.99 (U.S.) upgrade to Windows 8 Pro:

After buying your PC, go to the Windows Upgrade Offer website to register. It will ask you to select your country (details for the offer vary depending on country). You will then be asked to register with your personal details as well as information about your Windows 7 PC purchase – including date of purchase, retailer, and PC brand and model. You should also have your 25-digit Windows 7 product key that came with the PC handy as you may be required to enter this as part of the registration.



Then starting on October 26th, we will start sending out promo codes via email with purchase instructions. 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.

If you experience any issues or have questions - you can click the contact support link at the top of the Windows Upgrade Offer website.

Did you already buy an awesome Windows 7 PC prior to June 2nd (or have a Windows 7 PC not eligible for the offer)? Not to worry! Starting on October 26th, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99!

Both the Windows Upgrade Offer and $39.99 upgrade promotion is available in 140 countries worldwide, with 37 supported languages, and 23 supported currencies (we’ve added 9 additional countries over the original 131!).


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

thanks Brink for posting this

So split on Windows 8

Most people I know said they aren't upgrading but after trying it myself I can partly understand why. I really like the app store though (my most liked feature).

But is it worth losing my beloved start button.

I don't know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #3
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
thanks Brink for posting this

So split on Windows 8

Most people I know said they aren't upgrading but after trying it myself I can partly understand why. I really like the app store though (my most liked feature).

But is it worth losing my beloved start button.

I don't know.
If you want the start button, I recommen you use Start8. Very nice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
thanks Brink for posting this

So split on Windows 8

Most people I know said they aren't upgrading but after trying it myself I can partly understand why. I really like the app store though (my most liked feature).

But is it worth losing my beloved start button.

I don't know.
If you want the start button, I recommen you use Start8. Very nice.
nice thanks for this suggestion.

Ashame MS didn't have an option in control panel or something to enable it.

@brink

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@714

Will you be upgrading, if not why?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

This upgrade offer is for win 8 OEM w/o MS support or retail licence with MS.support?

Still very tempting.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What it's missing in the offer is a real reason to why would anyone upgrade to Win8 having bought Windows 7, even for such ridiculous price.
Graphically, it's clearly inferior to Windows 7, it's much less usable and annoying. Still looking for a new feature, something new that makes such loss worth it. But guess it will be the new Vista edition
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #7
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
thanks Brink for posting this

So split on Windows 8

Most people I know said they aren't upgrading but after trying it myself I can partly understand why. I really like the app store though (my most liked feature).

But is it worth losing my beloved start button.

I don't know.
If you want the start button, I recommen you use Start8. Very nice.
nice thanks for this suggestion.
No Problem

[/QUOTE]@714

Will you be upgrading, if not why?[/QUOTE]
I already have (TechNet Subscription) and I'll keep it in a dual boot. It's not bad, in fact, I like it a lot better than the RP, DP, and CP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post

@brink

&

@714

Will you be upgrading, if not why?
Already have 64-bit Windows 8 Pro RTM installed from TechNet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Not to sound rude or anything towards Microsoft but they sound so desperate now,they went from a special offer of windows 8 at $30 to $14.99,they really want people to upgrade but to many people love windows 7 and heck some are still rocking xp.I think windows 7 is going to be going strong to like xp did in its glory golden days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Not a good deal. Just wait a little and they will be paying people to use it.
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