Good news for many people who use Windows 7. Microsoft said that it would kick off a Windows 8 upgrade program tomorrow, giving buyers of new Windows 7 PCs the chance to grab a copy of the not-yet-released operating system for $15.
The upgrade program will run from June 2, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2013. People who buy a new computer with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate during that period will be able to purchase Windows 8 Pro, the higher-priced of the two global retail editions, for $14.99. The upgrade to Pro will be fulfilled on the same day that Windows 8 officially launches, likely in late October.
Microsoft will offer the deal to computer buyers in 131 markets, including the U.S. and Canada. A list of countries where the upgrade deal will be available has been posted on Microsoft's website. Okay..Let's upgrade your windows now.