Upgrade to Windows 8 and save a bundle

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Discounted Windows 8 upgrades end January 31, 2013
Windows 8 Start (photo S.Pate/NJN)

It never pays to ignore Microsoft’s first upgrade offers: it costs more to upgrade later.

Upgrades to Windows 8 cost between $15 and $70 until January 31st, 2013.

After that, Windows 8 upgrades will cost $140 to $200.

Upgrading can make your computer easier to use, faster, more secure and the start screen is definitely better looking than Windows 7.

Windows 8 Pro upgrade

The cost to upgrade depends on when the computer was bought and where you get the upgrade.

The upgrade process is relatively painless. Last week we upgraded a humble Asus Netbook to Windows 8 and it’s been working better than ever before.

The Asus Eee PC is an ultra-small computer with 1GB of memory and a 1.6GHz Atom processor. That makes it the smallest computer we have upgraded to Windows 8. We used the USB stick upgrade which worked smoothly.

Windows 7 computers purchased after June 2, 2012

If your Windows 7 computer was bought after June 2, 2012, the upgrade to Windows 8 only costs $14.99 if you register by January 31, 2013.

When you register here, you will get a promo code that entitles you to the $14.99 price when you download the upgrade.


The promo code is valid for downloads until February 28th, 2013.

Other online Windows 8 upgrades

For computers bought before June 2, 2013, there is another discount deal to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.

Click on the link to Upgrade to Windows 8, and it will download the Upgrade Assistant.

To qualify for the upgrade, your computer must have a valid license for Windows XP, Vista or 7.

The steps to upgrade are relatively simple. See the article Upgrade to Windows 8 and save $140.

While you can save your old applications, the best upgrade is a clean install that saves only the data.

Retail upgrade

The Microsoft Windows 8 Pro – Upgrade is also available as a retail box product with disc media.

Amazon.com have been discounting slightly from the suggested retail.

Source – Reminder – Get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 through the Windows Upgrade Offer Blogging Windows

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  1. Although Win 8 is a big change from Windows 7, it’s improvements in virus protection , battery conservation , and memory management may not seem important to the non-technical user, but in the future these changes will prove to be essential.

    Sub 400 dollar Windows 8 laptops

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