Microsoft will launch a Windows Upgrade Offer soon, allowing anyone who buys a PC with Windows 7 to upgrade to Windows 8 when it’s available for less than $15.
The move is at least partially designed to keep people buying computers. With Windows 8 due out in a few months, there’s a chance that some shoppers might otherwise hold off on buying a new PC until they can get one with Microsoft’s new operating system.
The Windows Upgrade Offer will be available in 131 markets around the globe and starts June 2nd, 2012. If you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC between then and January 31, 2013, you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99.
If you’ve already got a Windows 7 PC, you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 8 too — but it will probably cost you more than $15. Microsoft hasn’t yet revealed the pricing for full or upgrade versions of Windows 8.
via The Verge