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Windows 8 upgrade offer for OEM copies of 7?

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October 8, 2012 4:07:28 PM

Built my first PC this week and am currently running windows 8 release preview.

My question is: If I buy an OEM copy of windows 7 right now, will I still get the upgrade offer ($15 or $40)? Or is that deal only for prebuilt PCs, and not for custom builds?

also, How much do you think windows 8 will cost if bought separately when it is released?

October 8, 2012 5:17:52 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/ar...

"Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. "

This makes me think that I can upgrade for $40. I am still a little unsure though.

I think I'm going to take my chances with an $80 copy of Windows 7 (w/SP1) from newegg's Columbus Day sale unless someone stops me in the next few hours
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October 8, 2012 7:30:27 PM

Hi :) 

NO.....You ONLY get the $15 price if you BUY A MACHINE from a retailer...NOT if you buy a copy of Windows 7...

All the best Brett :) 
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October 8, 2012 7:51:39 PM

Yeah. I see that the $15 offer is for new, prebuilt machines. But it looks like the $40 upgrade offer will be there?

The perfect scenario for me would be to have both 7 and 8 in case I wanted to go back to 7 (which I have loved since upgrading Vista). If that can be done for $120 ($80 for OEM windows 7 + $40 windows 8 upgrade) then I'll be happy.
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October 8, 2012 8:48:35 PM

You are correct, you would be eligible for the $40 upgrade offer.
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October 8, 2012 8:53:58 PM

Best answer selected by Cheepnis.
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October 8, 2012 8:54:16 PM

thanks for clearing that up for me.
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