Microsoft to Offer $15 Windows 8 Upgrade for Every Win7 PC Purchase

May 14th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

It’s no fun purchasing a computer that runs on a last-gen OS, which is why Microsoft allegedly plans to offer a $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro when buying a Windows 7-powered PC beginning June 2. This offer is meant to keep Windows 7 PC sales stable even when its succeeding OS comes around. The push to Pro instead of the vanilla edition of Windows 8 remains a mystery.

And in case you are wondering: no, there is no confirmed date yet as to when Windows 8 and all its Metro goodness with be available. At least the upgrade gives you something to hold on to.

The spokesperson for Microsoft declined to comment on the pending Windows 8 offer.

Source: The Next Web, via Engadget