Windows 8 Upgrade Offers

Promotion 1

Purchase a new Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012, and January 31, 2013 and download Windows 8 Pro exclusively from Microsoft at Windows Upgrade Offer for only $14.99 when it releases.

How Do I Claim My Windows 8 Pro Upgrade?

1. Purchase a new Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012, and January 31, 2013.
2. Upon receipt, register your new PC online with Microsoft at Windows Upgrade Offer. Have your Windows 7 Certificate of Authenticity available as you may be asked to provide it during registration.
3. After successfully completing registration please follow the instructions provided to you by Windows Upgrade Offer in order to receive your Windows 8 Pro Upgrade.


Promotion 2

For a limited time, consumers with PCs running genuine Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 (USD). Upgrades will also be available at retail locations as a packaged DVD for an estimated retail price (ERP) of $69.99 (USD) during the promotional period.

Promotion Details

Target: The promotion is targeted at mainstream consumers and enthusiasts.

Timing: The promotions starts at Windows 8 General Availability and runs to January 31, 2013.

Pricing: Windows 8 Pro is available for $39.99 (USD) via electronic download or $69.99 (USD) via DVD version rights. This offer is for upgrade only, not for a full version, which means that the PC must already have a genuine full version of Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 installed.

Geographic Availability: The promotion covers 131 markets for the electronic download and the DVD will be available where Windows 7 full packaged product (FPP) is available.

Limitations: The offer is limited to one upgrade per PC and five upgrades per consumer.

Support: Microsoft will provide support for the first 90 days of activation after the upgrade.

---$39.99 (USD) Download: Consumer will go to and the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will guide the process, including a compatibility check and guided instructions for download, purchase, and installation.
---$69.99 (ERP in USD) DVD: Consumers will purchase the DVD and will be guided through the process.

This product is not available for redistribution by OEMs.




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