You can now buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99, which sounds more like an advertising spiel rather than a news headline. Well, it’s bit of both. There’s no gimmickry though as the full copy of the special offer just reads “If you buy a qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, you can purchase a download of Windows 8 Pro at a special promotional price”. The special promotional price is $14.99, though it can vary slightly according to the region.
The logic behind the offer could be that it is designed to tempt consumers not to put off their purchase of Windows 7 in anticipation of the Windows 8 launch. Windows 7 has been (and continues to be) a popular selling operating system for Microsoft, and the guys from Redmond wouldn’t want an anticipated upgrade to cannibalize their present star-seller. It is also good for consumers because we all know the feeling of buying something, and then watching from the sidelines as a newer version comes out.
The upgrade offer is available worldwide in 140 countries. The currency purchases are also determined by location and 23 currencies are supported. But do remember the last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is February 28, 2013. If you have purchased a Windows 7 PC after the stated date (June 2) go to the Windows Upgrade Offer website and register for the offer. Also read the Program Information and the FAQ for more details.
Source: Windows Upgrade Offer