Windows Upgrade Offer: Get Genuine Windows 8 Copy at a Discounted Price

By Sidharth | Features

Microsoft offers discount on Windows 8 Pro

Microsoft is offering Windows 8 Pro at a great discount, but this offer is limited to only a certain group of people who have purchased Windows 7 PCs.

Windows 8 Start Screen

If you have bought a Windows 7 PC this year, the new “Windows Upgrade Offer” is just for you. To be precise, you qualify for the Windows 8 offer if you have purchased Windows 7 PC between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013.

Cost of Windows 8 Pro

Windows 8 Pro will be available for purchase and download starting October 26th, and if you plan to buy the Pro version only after the launch, be prepared to pay $39.99. However, you can buy Windows 8 Pro right now for $14.99 (INR 699) under the “Windows Upgrade Offer” — that’s a significant (almost 65%) discount.

Instructions to Order Windows 8 Pro

Step 1: Visit the website

Go to website.

Microsoft's website

Step 2: Select Country

Select your country from the list — over 140 countries can avail this discount.

Windows 8 Supported Countries

I am selecting India – English.

Step 3: Click Continue

Hit the Continue button. The exact cost of Windows 8, depending on the country selected, will be shown.

Paying for Windows 8 Pro

Step 4: Register to upgrade Windows

Register by entering your personal information, PC model, brand, date of Windows 7 purchase, and other information.

Register Screenshot at

If your Windows computer is not eligible for this discount offer — like mine — you will get this message:

Unfortunately, the information provided during the registration process is not eligible for the upgrade offer.

The last day to register and order your Windows 8 Pro copy at this price is 28 February 2013.

More Details

After customer registration and Microsoft validation, customers will receive a registration confirmation email. Beginning on 26 October 2012, registered customers will receive an email with a promotion code and instructions for purchasing and downloading the software.

Anyone, from students to office employees, can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro at the mentioned price.

Get Windows 8 DVD:

Customers will be able to purchase a downloadable version of Windows 8 Pro. An optional installation DVD is available for an additional fee, plus shipping and any applicable taxes or duties. Customers can also choose to create their own installation media on DVD or USB media after downloading Windows 8.

Required Windows 7 OS:

The offer is for customers (e.g. Home users, students, and enthusiasts) who have purchased a Windows 7 qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:

  • Windows 7 Home Basic;
  • Windows 7 Home Premium;
  • Windows 7 Professional; or
  • Windows 7 Ultimate.

The promotional price is limited to one upgrade offer per qualified Win7 PC purchased, and a maximum registration of up to 5 computers or laptops.

Pay for Windows 8 through Credit Cards

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover Card
  • Diners Club
  • JCB

Pay for Windows 8 through Electronic Payments

  • PayPal

Free Microsoft Support

Every purchase of Windows 8 includes 90-days of no-charge support from Microsoft. The 90-day period begins when Windows 8 installation and activation is complete. (Telephone or other access charges may apply.)

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!