Windows 8 upgrade

Several months ago I heard that MS was offering upgrades to Windows 8 for $40 until 12/21/12. Now all I find is upgrade to Windows 8 for $14.99 if you buy a new PC with Windows 7 PRE-INSTALLED. What happened to the old offer? Link?

i have a home build PC with Windows 7 full (not OEM).
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  1. rgd1101 said:

    I wonder if that covers Windows 7 OEM in a home build PC or only pre-build PC's
  2. It sound like is for pre-build as it ask for a brand/model. But, since you build your home build already, it doesn't hurt to try.
  3. I've got OEM Windows 7 from a university, so I'll probably try to do the Windows 8 for $15. I wonder, could I tell it to upgrade my Acer with Windows 7 and then just let that keep it's windows 7 and use the Windows 8 on my homebuilt? Or will it ask for the corresponding product-key on the Acer?

    Not sure I'll be bothering with Windows 8 unless I can get it for 15 bucks... Maybe I can have a friend get it from school for $16 or so and just tell me the key...
  4. According to the info :

    Each upgrade license will apply to only one PC and may only be installed on PCs with a valid base license to a qualifying operating system (i.e., Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7 )

    While the offer will be limited to eligible customers who purchase a qualified PC, the upgrade may be installed on any compatible Windows-based PC with a qualifying operating system

    So the installation can be used for any upgrade including a different system from the one that was purchased to qualify for the upgrade purchase as long as the other system already has XP SP3, Vista, or Win 7 !
  5. MS has either changed the deal (Is that legal?) or we're talking about 2 different things. In July there was an announcement that any existing copy of Windows XP, Vista or 7 could be updated to Windows by 12/31/12 for $39.99,,16179.html

    What I see now is an upgrade for $14.99 on new PC's valid until February 28, 2013.
  6. Has the original offer for upgrade of XP through Win 7 for $39.99 been revoked?
  7. Meganano said:
    Has the original offer for upgrade of XP through Win 7 for $39.99 been revoked?

    I was wondering the same thing. Not trying to hijack the thread, but I was going to do the 40 dollar upgrade and now I can't find it?
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