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Windows 8 upgrade registrations now open

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Aug 2012 20:00 User comments (12)

Windows 8 upgrade registrations now open Microsoft has announced today that it has opened up registrations for its $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade promotion.
Any consumer who purchased a Windows 7 PC after June 2nd is eligible for the promo from today until January 31st.

After the registration period ends, you will have to pay full price for the new operating system.

Microsoft has confirmed the deal for 140 countries.

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12 user comments

121.8.2012 21:56


221.8.2012 22:19

Agreed. Meh.

321.8.2012 22:25

i wonder which countries are not getting it?
the tally of total number of countries in the world is 196.

421.8.2012 22:52

I'm pretty sure Libya and Somalia don't have enough electrical service to bother - lol...

521.8.2012 23:00

You forgot to add North Korea to your list.

20 Year U.S.Army Veteran.Vietnam 1969-1972 101st Abn.Div.

621.8.2012 23:14

damn,i better rush right out and upgrade before its too late.funny,sarcasm doesnt sound as good in

721.8.2012 23:16


822.8.2012 8:29

Soon they will be on eBay.

922.8.2012 13:42

Originally posted by Dardandec:
Soon they will be on eBay.
Not for a while....

When can I order and download my Windows 8 software?
Windows 8 can be ordered beginning on October 26, 2012. When Windows 8 is ready for ordering, you will receive an email with your promotion code that you must redeem to receive the promotional pricing during the upgrade ordering process. This email will also include ordering and download instructions and a link to the ordering website.

Just my $0.02,


1024.8.2012 15:37

Just Say NO! to Windows 8 kid's

Save Freedom Dont Elect Law Making Religion Nut Republicans

1124.8.2012 20:55

windows 7 pro cost $450 in Australia on release, online D/l.
windows 7 pro cost $130 in USA on release, online D/l.

I wonder how expensive Microsoft will make windows 8 for Australia .
Its got nothing to do with "Postage and handling",
it was all download and they dont allow Australian credit cards on the US server for purchase.

Im gonna wait for the first service pack...
then buy it from an american friend to send to me.
$130-$150 versus $450-$550 .... yh .. US version it is :)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Aug 2012 @ 20:57

If it's broken..... fix it or .... nah just fix it.

1225.8.2012 1:46

The ridiculous pricing is exactly why I pirate M$ products. Even the ones I don't want; I find friends (and even random people) to give them to.

Screw M$.

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