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 $14.99* USD. Register yourself on Windows Upgrade Offer website and you will get online upgrade tool for Windows 8 Pro. For India, this price is Rs. 699*.
- Existing PC users must check Windows 8 compatibility before purchasing.
If your purchase date doesn’t fall in the period mentioned above, you still get Windows 8 at cheap discounted price. It is possible using Windows 8 online upgrade tool. This tool integrates Windows 8 downloader with upgrade helper called as Windows 8 upgrade Assistant. Downloaded Windows 8 upgrade ISO can then be burnt into DVD or USB to make a fresh install on PC.
By using online upgrade Assistant tool, you will save 160$ 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.
*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?