Hope everyone had a wonderful time with friends and family over the holidays! I just wanted to send along a quick reminder for folks that if you’ve purchased a Windows 7 PC anytime since June 2nd and through January 31st, 2013 – you can register for the Windows Upgrade Offer and get a promo code to purchase and download Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (U.S.). So if you received or purchased a Windows 7 PC over the holidays, you can take advantage of this offer and register to purchase the upgrade. Windows 8 has a lot to offer when upgrading from Windows 7 including a beautiful new Start screen with live tiles, plus the familiar desktop and faster startup and longer battery life!
Taking advantage of the Windows Upgrade Offer is super easy. Once you register for the Windows Upgrade Offer, you will receive a promo code via email. You then go to Windows.com to buy a Windows 8 Pro upgrade like you would normally through the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (I blogged about the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant here). When you get to the point in the process where you are asked to confirm your order, you are given the opportunity to enter the promo code you were sent by registering for the Windows Upgrade Offer and the price of Windows 8 Pro will then drop to $14.99 (U.S.). Then you proceed with the rest of the process and upgrade your PC! The promo code sent to you via email by registering for the Windows Upgrade Offer is what enables you to get the great price.
While the Windows Upgrade Offer applies to (eligible) Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2nd, 2012 and January 31st, 2013, folks will be able to register to redeem their promo code until February 28th, 2013.