Buy a Windows 7 PC, Get Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for $15

Stan Schroeder

Microsoft has announced a Windows 8 upgrade program for customers who purchase a Windows 7-based PC from June 2012 until February 2013.

Starting tomorrow in 131 markets, including the U.S., consumers who buy a Windows PC pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99. The standard 90 days of support from Microsoft is also included in the offer.

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To be eligible for the upgrade program, users must purchase a new Windows 7 PC from June 2, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2013, and redeem it before the end of February 2013.

Customers who participate in the program will be able to download Windows 8 on the day it becomes generally available.

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You can find detailed information on the program over at

Stay tuned for more similar deals from Microsoft; the company claims this is just the "first of many consumer offers that will roll out in conjunction with the general availability of Windows 8."

How do you feel about this upgrade program? Is it a good deal, or would you like to see something different from Microsoft? Share your opinions in the comments!

This story originally published on Mashable here.