Reports surfaced that the software-giant in order to retain buyers who are willing to purchase a PC, putting Windows 8 upgrade in the horizon – Microsoft is preparing a special promotion during which they will be providing Windows 8 Pro to buyers of Windows 7-based PCs, which can be held between on or after June 2nd for a dirt lower cost. How much?
According to Paul Thurrot report today, he was hearing word from his sources that this promotional offer will be priced at $14.99 for an upgrade to Win 8 for those who buy a PC with Win 7 running. However Microsoft will also reportedly offer just a single upgrade for all Windows 7 versions, up to Windows 8 Professional.
Microsoft in April 2012 revealed that it would ship four versions of Windows 8 operating systems (Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro) a version for bulk purchasers and most amazingly the Windows 8 for ARM, the flavor of the Win8 OS that will appear on tablets.
Microsoft without any surprise reassure its practice of offering upgrades from Windows 8 basic to Windows 8 Pro, Windows SuperSite added. You are running Windows 7, for example, the upgrade Anywhere option allows users to unlock Windows 7 Premium content and functions that coded onto the disc itself.
I am a big fan of Windows Vista operating system for its customization options, but for some reason it lacks some useful things though, Microsoft officially or unofficially said a word on Vista which would be able to upgrade directly to Windows 8 or not. While Windows XP customers are blocked from upgrading directly to Windows 7, similar to that Win Vista would also be done.
It won’t be just a way to push people to purchase PCs at around the time the company drops its Windows 8 Release Preview (RC). According to the Best Buy who said on Monday, that from May 13 to June 2, customers who willing to buy a new notebook PC from its Premium Collection could receive a free version of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010.
Reportedly, the deal is set to last from June 2nd all the way through January of 2013, at which point most PCs on the shelves will be running Windows 8 anyways. But things are different now as there are only two consumer SKUs with Windows 8.
What do you think about Microsoft’s offer to buy a Win 7 PC to get a free upgrade to Windows 8 RC version? Share you thoughts! Via PCMag