Top 10 Important FAQs for Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Offer

Much awaited operating system Windows 8 will be launch on 26 October 2012. Microsoft gives promotional offer to Windows 8 through upgrade from Windows 7. Here the 10 important FAQ for users to upgrade Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99

1. What is the eligible to upgrade Windows 8 Pro for offer Price?
If you buy a qualifying Windows 7 PC between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013, you can purchase a download of Windows 8 Pro at a special promotional price just $14.99 (that varies by region). Windows 7 Starter Edition is not eligible for this offer.

2. If this upgrade offer available in my Country and in my languages?
The Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer available from 140 countries across world. You can check here 140 Countries list for your country is listed or not. And upgrade offer available in 37 languages which are listed here

3. What is the upgrade file size and how long will the upgrade take to download and install?
Estimated size for the download is 2 gigabytes. The estimated time for the download will vary based on your internet connection and additional factors (computer, location, etc.). On average, the download takes between 30-90 minutes. However, some customers may experience longer download times.

4. Do I have to install the Windows 8 upgrade on the eligible PC, or can I install it on another PC?
The upgrade offer is tied to a Windows 7 PC purchased between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013, but you can choose to redeem the offer and install the upgrade on any compatible Windows-based PC with a qualifying base operating system.

5. Is the offer available for refurbished PCs? 
No. The offer is only available for new Windows 7 PCs.

6. How do I place my order for Windows 8?
After you have been confirmed as registered for the Windows Upgrade Offer and after the general release of Windows 8 on October 26, 2012, you will receive an email with a unique promotion code, instructions for ordering, and a link to the ordering website. You will need to follow the instructions provided to you to obtain your copy of Windows 8 Pro at a promotional price.

7. Will I receive support when I upgrade?
Yes. The purchase of Windows 8 comes with 90 days of no-charge support from Microsoft. The 90-day period begins when Windows 8 installation and activation is complete. Note: telecom or other access fees may apply.

8. How can I make payment for upgrade Windows 8 Pro?
The offer can be paid for using the following payment methods, depending upon your location.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, Diners Club, JCB and PayPal

9. Are pre-paid debit cards accepted?
Yes, pre-paid debit cards are accepted from supported payment types such as Visa or MasterCard. The cards must also be ecommerce enabled for online purchases, capable of cross-currency transactions or purchasing in foreign currency and do not require a pin to complete transactions.

10. What is the last day for me to register and order the Windows Upgrade Offer?
You must make your qualifying Windows 7 PC purchase prior to 31 January 2013; you must register for the program and subsequently purchase and download the Windows 8 upgrade by 28 February 2013.

Source - Microsoft

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