Ways to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8


Many Windows 7 users will be looking for quick options to upgrade to new Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft is slowly revealing details on various upgrade options from Windows 7 to Windows 8 OS. Windows 7 users need not worry about technical specifications as they are fit candidate for Windows 8 upgrade. However, one can still check to confirm: if I can install windows 8 on existing PC. Packing lot of new features in Windows 8 OS, upgrade is worthy for Windows 7 users.

1. Windows Upgrade offer for just $15

Microsoft has launched Windows Upgrade offer for users who buy Windows 7 PC between June 02, 2012 and January 31, 2013 dates. Then you become eligible for Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro upgrade for discounted promotional price of $15 only. This upgrade offer is available in 131 countries with over 37 languages supported.

Note: the last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is February 28, 2013. You need to goto Windows Upgrade offer website for registration. As of now, you may leave your name and email ID  to get alert when registration opens for the upgrade offer.

Microsoft has clearly stated price of upgrade in different currencies corresponding to specific country or region. Actually price may be more due to additional factors like taxes. Listing includes:

AUD – Australian Dollar $14.99
BRL – Brazilian Real R$29
CAD – Canadian Dollar $14.99
CHF – Swiss Franc Fr. 17.95
CNY – Chinese Yuan ¥98
DKK – Danish Krone kr. 119
EUR – Euro € 14.99
GBP – British Pounds £14.99
HKD – Hong Kong Dollar HK$119
INR – Indian Rupee INR 699
ISK – Icelandic Krona 2,499 kr
JPY – Japanese Yen ¥1,200
KRW – South Korean Won ?16,300
MXN – Mexican Peso $199
NOK – Norwegian Krone kr 119
NZD – New Zealand Dollar $19.99
PLN – Polish Zloty 69 zl
RUB – Russian Rubles RUB 469
SEK – Swedish Kronor 139 kr
SGD – Singapore Dollar $17.99
TRY – Turkish Lira TRY 29
TWD – Taiwan Dollar NT$439
USD – US Dollar $14.99

Other important aspects of this Windows upgrade offer are:

– Windows 8 media DVD is available at additional price.
– Only Windows 8 Professional version is available for download.
– Windows Media Center is not in upgrade [can buy separately].
– For playing DVDs you need to buy Windows Media Center or install third party software for DVDs on Windows 8 computer.

2. More Upgrade options soon

Older users with Windows 7 operating system may also want to upgrade rather than purchase retail copy of Windows 8 operating system. More upgrade paths along with prices should be available soon as we head close to launch and general availability of Windows 8 OS – stay tuned for fresh updates.


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