How To Buy Windows 8 For Cheapest Price

Windows 8 is already out in the market for purchase but there are many ways to upgrade to latest OS. Though, Microsoft has made easy to choose from options to get windows 8 at cheap price, here’s how you can buy it online and save upto 175$. Article discusses all the ways including offline retail store purchase and online upgrades.

Windows 8 Pro price is $199.99 USD but you can grab it for less; No coupon codes involved but promotional offers from Microsoft.

Windows 7 to Windows 8 Upgrade Offer

If you have purchased Windows 7 PC between June 2nd, 2012 to Jan 31st 2013 then, you are eligible to upgrade Windows 8 for just $14.99* USD. Register yourself on Windows Upgrade Offer website and you will get online upgrade tool for Windows 8 Pro. For India, this price is Rs. 699*.

If your purchase date doesn’t fall in the period mentioned above, you still get Windows 8 at cheap discounted price. It is possible using Windows 8 online upgrade tool. This tool integrates Windows 8 downloader with upgrade helper called as Windows 8 upgrade Assistant. Downloaded Windows 8 upgrade ISO can then be burnt into DVD or USB to make a fresh install on PC.

windows 8 upgrade assistant

By using online upgrade Assistant tool, you will save 160$ and get Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99* USD. Additionally, you may order Windows 8 Pro DVD for $15 as a backup option.

It applies to other customers too using Windows XP or Vista.

Anyhow, it doesn’t matter much if you don’t activate Windows 8 but it is always preferable to get genuine Windows 8 Pro especially when offered at such a cheap price.

Purchase Windows 8 DVD Online

If you prefer to shop at a local store, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99* during this promotion. Better, you can grab it from Amazon with free shipping.

windows 8 pro box

*Offer valid till January 31st, 2013

If you are purchasing new Windows 8 PC then, you should be careful while selecting Windows 8 Edition. I am saying this because not all PCs come with Windows 8 PRO and you may be paying uselessly on basic edition. Though you can upgrade or downgrade Windows 8 edition easily but why not save money by purchasing correct version at first place.

For India however, it will be interesting to see how the pricing of Windows 8 will differ with currency conversion. Looking at the current scenario, I expect Windows 8 price in India not to get beyond Rs. 2500 at least during Promotional period (If Microsoft decides to do it).

I am waiting for online retailers like Flipkart to bring Windows 8 soon so that purchase becomes easy. Will you upgrade to Windows 8?

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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. umashankar says:

    Y not waiting for flipkart .

  2. boxboy says:

    Thinking of buying a new laptop with Win 8. No upgrade

  3. Ankur says:

    Upgrading for $39 is good offer.
    But does that mean that after that my Windows 7 license key would become invalid ??

  4. rob says:

    i want to download it on to my computer… i have windows 7…. i seen the window 8 pro online to download, is it a good idea to download it to my computer… what do i expect to happen when i do??? would i loose all my files, is it safe, would it slow down my computer??? please let me knw what to expect n how to make sure im downloading right program

    • If you upgrade from Windows 7, you will not loose your files. Ya its safe, and your computer wont be slow. You can buy it from microsoft site or search for torrents. Before downloading, if from torrent do read the comments that users have posted there.

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