Buy a computer with Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 8 for $15
Now there’s another reason to buy a computer with Windows 7, besides the fact that this operating system from Microsoft has advanced features.
With the release of Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft also announced that it will run a Windows 8 upgrade program from June 2, 2012 to January 31, 2013. So, what’s the deal?
If during the offer period, you buy a new computer with the Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate editions, Windows 8 Pro will be available at a discounted price of $14.99. Microsoft is scheduled to officially launch Windows 8 in October 2012.
Customers who want to take benefit of the offer will have to register for the promotional scheme. After the release of Windows 8, buyers will get an email with a promotion code and instructions to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8. The special offer will be made available to computer buyers in 131 countries, which include the U.S. and Canada.