Microsoft has launched a official Upgrade offer and a dedicated website for those who buy a Windows 7 PC. As per the website customer who purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 will be eligible for this offer. The last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is 28 February 2013. Customer will get Windows 8 Pro for INR 699.00.
The offer is for customers (e.g. Home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a 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 PC purchased, and a maximum limit of five upgrade offers per customer.
- Eligible customers must register for the Windows Upgrade Offer through the website by 28 February 2013.
- 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. The promotion code can be redeemed during the upgrade ordering process to receive the promotional price.
- 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.
Each upgrade license will apply to only one PC and may only be installed on PCs with a valid base license to a qualifying operating system (i.e., Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7).