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Windows 8 $15 Upgrade Offer: A FAQ for Recent PC Buyers

Jared Newman | Aug. 22, 2012
Microsoft is now taking sign-ups for $15 Windows 8 Pro upgrades, an offer that is available to anyone who purchased a new PC on June 2 or later. Microsoft is handling registration directly through

Is There a Limit on Upgrades?

The $15 upgrade offer is limited to one per eligible PC, and five per customer.

Aside from $15 in Savings, is There Any Reason Not to Buy a New PC Right Now?

If you hate Windows 8 and all it stands for, then of course you'd want to buy a new PC before the new version hits. But if you're interested in the new interface and the Windows Store, I recommend waiting for hardware that truly takes advantage of the new operating system. That includes not only tablets, but laptops whose trackpads support Windows 8 gesture controls.



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