Windows 8 upgrade will cost Rs. 699 in India

Microsoft has announced the Windows 8 upgrade offer for Windows 7 PC users in India at a price of INR699. This estimated retail price dips slightly for Indian users compared to the $15 (approx INR837) early adoption upgrade. The time period to avail of the Windows Upgrade offer remains the same starting June 2, 2012 to January 31, 2013. Likewise, it isn’t applicable for any Windows 7 PC that has been bought before or after the above mentioned date. It is applicable for those who purchase a new Windows 7 PC that comes preinstalled with original versions of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, and that includes a matching and valid OEM certificate of Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

Windows 8 new Start menu (Image credit: All Things D)

Windows 8 upgrade in India....


Customers who want to avail of this Windows upgrade offer need to register here. However, currently the site says that the registration will be made available in the near future. So, you can submit your name and email address on the Windows Upgrade India site, and folks at Microsoft will get in touch with you soon. 

“We’ve seen a great interest in Windows 8, especially given the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview this week, and yet we know many consumers want a new PC now,” said Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Windows at Microsoft. “The Windows Upgrade Offer gives people the flexibility to purchase the new Windows PC they need today, with the knowledge they can easily upgrade to Windows 8 when it’s available.”
Windows 8 release preview was made available for download early today. This latest version of the Windows 8 has been enhanced with some improved features while the look of the new Windows has been revamped completely. Moreover, those PCs running on Windows 7 would support Windows 8 without the need for any hardware upgrade. Click here to know if your PC is Windows 8 ready.

Published Date: Jun 01, 2012 11:26 pm | Updated Date: Jun 01, 2012 11:26 pm