Microsoft’s next Operating system Windows 8 is officially up for pre orders. Its official launch is expected on 26th oct, 2012. The operating system upgrade will cost customers $70, and customers running Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 will be able to upgrade. The company is giving several options for upgrade to the users. Microsoft Official blog listed four ways to upgrade to Windows 8 -
- For the physical media types : Users can reserve a packaged DVD of Window 8 Pro for $69.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, Microsoft stores and other retailers.
- For the downloaders : Users can upgrade their devices on Oct. 26 — the day the system officially launches — for $40. Both of those offers run through Jan. 31.
- For the computer buyers: Users can also get Windows 8 with the purchase of a new PC or other devices. Sony, Asus, Acer, Dell and HP have all announced new computers that will run the upgrade.
- For those who worry they missed the boat: If you just bought a Windows 7 PC, don’t despair. Users who purchased or will purchase an eligible PCs between June 2 and Jan. 31 can upgrade to Windows 8 for $14.99. To take advantage of that deal, users should register their qualifying PC at Microsoft’s Upgrade Offer Web site. Microsoft will then send a promotional code that gives access to the special price.
To place upgrade for Windows 8 go to http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/ In india the upgrade will cost you only Rs. 699.