Bought a PC? Register for your Windows 8 Upgrade!
Microsoft just announced that it is now taking sign-ups to for a Windows 8 upgrade for those of you that bought a PC on or after June 8th . The upgrade, which is $15, will be for all PCs bought between June 8th, 2012 and January 31, 2013. This applies to the following versions of Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Basic; Windows 7 Home Premium; Windows 7 Professional; or Windows 7 Ultimate. The upgrade is to Windows 8 Pro.
In order to register your PC, you will need the date of purchase, retailer name, brand name, and PC model. This is addition to some basic personal information. It does not currently appear that you’ll need the Certificate of Authenticity, product key, or registration key, but we suggest keeping that information handy just in case.
According to the program information page of the upgrade offer, a download of the Windows 8 upgrade will be available to registered customers on the release date of October 26th. An installation disc is “available for an additional fee, plus shipping and any applicable taxes or duties.” Installation will work on only one PC though, interestingly, it does not appear that you need to use it on the same PC that was purchased.
To reserve your upgrade, go here. Be sure to register before the program expiration date of February 28th, 2013.