Microsoft will let you upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $15

By on June 3, 2012
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131 countries included as part of deal.

Over the weekend Microsoft announced that from 2nd June 2012 till 31st Jan 2013, anybody who purchases a computer with Windows 7 will have the option to get an upgrade to Windows 8 for a mere $15 (AED 56).

The offer applies to laptops and desktops that come with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Customers will have till 28th February 2013 to register their valid copy of Windows 7 to be eligible for the upgrade.

The launch for Windows 8 is still speculated to be some time in October this year. UAE residents will be allowed to pay via Visa or MasterCard, with the payment being made in USD, and full Arabic is supported for the upgrade.

Have a look at the official upgrade page to see whether your country qualifies for the upgrade.


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