Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft to offer Windows 8 upgrades on new PCs for $15

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Mon May 14, 2012

Windows 8 Pro upgrade to be $15 option on Windows 7 PCs

Microsoft will soon begin offering a promotion to buyers of Windows 7 PCs that will allow them to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $15, WinSuperSite reported. The special offering will kick off on June 2, with the idea being to 'future-proof' computers and motivate buyers who may otherwise hold off on a new purchase as they await the latest software to come out. In previous, similar promotions, however, Microsoft offered equivalent versions of the software to the one they've purchased, but this time it seems to be upgrading them to the Pro version.

The offer starts at nearly the same time that Microsoft committed to the release of the Release Preview, slated for the first week of June. The full version of Windows 8 is due to arrive sometime in the fall, though no specific date has yet been revealed.

Other upgrades will be offered as packs, including the ability to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and Windows Media Center. They will take the place of the current Windows Anywhere Upgrade system and be part of a new Add Features to Windows 8 interface.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News