Microsoft is very aggressively pushing its latest OS, Windows 8 Pro, for a very cheap price of 13$ for those of us who bought their PC’s after June 2 2012. However if you are among those who bought it earlier, no worries either. There is no need to pay the full price of Rs 2000 for the download and you too can get it for only Rs 2000 only. Here is a short guide to how to do this.
The Idea Behind
Microsoft is giving away Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 / Rs 699 for all those who bought their PC’s after June 2, 2012. However, from what we see, Microsoft is not intentionally doing any serious claim check and letting users claim an upgrade in order to legitimize those millions of illegal Windows 7 installations for a very economical price of $14.99 / Rs 699 for a limited time. In order to get the upgrade for $14.99 / Rs 699 , all we do is put the date of purchase of the PC as less than 2 months from now.
This has been confirmed working for the Region India, but we guess it should work for any region as well. Let us know how it goes
How To Upgrade ?
Step 1 Visit windowsupgradeoffer.com, choose your locality
Enter your details. Here the only thing to do is to enter the date of purchase of your “Windows 7” installation within 3 months to be on the safer side or to say later than June 2, 2012 at worst. Again there is no need to enter your current Windows 7 Key which we guess is for legitimizing illegal installs without any fuss. You can enter anything for the rest of the details and they are not cross verified.
You will be mailed a promotional code confirming the upgrade offer. Jot down the promotional code, we will be needing while upgrading.
Visit the link below or the link contained in your email.
Download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on your PC you want to upgrade. It will run a check of your PC and mention if there are any programs or devices that wont work ( very rare). Once you come to the order confirmation page, just enter your promo code and proceed to download Windows 8 Pro for only Rs 699.
This is a very brave and smart move by the Redmond giant to eliminate piracy as well as to get maximum adoption for the latest iteration of the world’s most used operating system. Drop in a comment if things did not go as expected.