Windows 8 Upgrade Offers (Updated 6 July – Now for Windows XP/Vista too!)

Windows 8 upgrade promo for Windows 7 only

You can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro with a special offer now!

The offer is for customers (e.g. Home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:

  • Windows 7 Home Basic;
  • Windows 7 Home Premium;
  • Windows 7 Professional; or
  • Windows 7 Ultimate.

The promotional price is limited to one upgrade offer per PC purchased, and a maximum limit of five upgrade offers per customer.

Promotion Period

You must purchase a qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 to be eligible for this offer. The last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is February 28, 2013.

Offer Redemption

  • Eligible customers must register for the Windows Upgrade Offer through this website by February 28, 2013.
  • After customer registration and Microsoft validation, customers will receive a registration confirmation email.
  • Upon the General Availability (GA) and release of Windows 8, customers will receive an email with a promotion code and instructions for purchasing and downloading the software. The promotion code will be redeemed during the upgrade ordering process to receive the promotional price.
  • Customers will be able to purchase a downloadable version of Windows 8 Pro. An optional installation DVD is available for an additional fee, plus shipping and any applicable taxes or duties. Customers can also choose to create their own installation media on DVD or USB media after downloading Windows 8.

This offer requires internet connectivity for registering and ordering. Note: telephone or other access charges may apply.

For more details about this Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer, click here.

Windows 8 upgrade promo for Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7

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. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

When you use to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.

We have simplified the Windows upgrade experience with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant which supports you during your upgrade with everything from selecting your language to pausing your download to built-in compatibility checks - it’s seamless. And if you’re an enthusiast you will have the flexibility to download and control how you upgrade.

If you prefer to shop at a local store, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion.

This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31st, 2013.

For more details about Windows 8 Pro upgrade for Windows XP/Vista/ Windows 7, click here.


What's the differrence between thess 2 promo?

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for:-

Windows 7 Only

Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7

Price: $14.99

Price: $39.99

Validity: You must purchase a qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 to be eligible for this offer. The last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is February 28, 2013.

Validity: This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31, 2013.

Want to know more about Windows 8 edition? Click here.

Comments (16)

  1. Hi Victor,

    When did you purchase the Win 7 laptop? As for this upgrade offer is only valid for Win 7 machine bought from 2 June 2012 onwards. If you bought the PC after 2nd June then you are qualify to buy up to 5 Win 8 license with this upgrade offer. So if you have 2 PCs (the Win 7 PC and a new one), then you should purchase 2 Win 8 upgrade license. Hope this answer your question.

  2. Hi Victor,

    No, the Windows 8 upgrade offer only applies for Win 7 PCs bought between 2 June 2012 and 31 Jan 2013. So if you bought your laptop last year, then you don't qualify for upgrade offer.

  3. Hi Aizam,

    Please call the Microsoft helpline number for Customer Service:

    Contact Microsoft Customer Service

    Microsoft Customer Service agents are available to answer your general questions regarding Microsoft products and services, licenses and more.


    1800 886 295 (Domestic)

    001 8006 4276 738 (Outside of Malaysia)

    Standard Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 7:00 pm

  4. Hi Serd, Its not dependent on model but base operating system. Any genuine OS XP SP3 onwards is valid for the promotion/upgrade.

  5. Goh says:

    Does windows XP home user qualified to upgrade to windows 8 pro under the US$39.99 promotion?

  6. pj says:

    can support old devices and hardware of XP ?

  7. ejat says:

    so, if i buy new laptop with windows 7 , i can upgrade to windows 8 pro with $14.99? in RM??

  8. Victor says:

    Can I use my windows 7 laptop's license to upgrade a new PC to windows 8? Or must the upgrade be applied on the same laptop?

  9. Victor says:

    Hi, I bought my laptop sometime last year. Do I still qualify for the $39.99 upgrade? Can I then use that license for a new desktop?

  10. serd says:

    ms msia

    mind to share laptop model eligible for 14.99 upgrade

  11. S. Francis says:

    I am now running a valid copy of VISTA HOME Premium for 32 bits on my computer.  I would like to purchase a packaged copy of Windows 8 Pro.  Where can I get / purchase it ?  Can it be delivered to me in Alor Setar?

  12. TRN says:

    S. Francis, email to me at

  13. Nizam says:

    Does Windows 8 FREE upgrade offer still available for Malaysian customers?

    Which resellers are providing this? or is it going to be offered online only?

  14. Nizam says:

    What if I've bought Windows 7 Ultimate (Retail Box)?

    Can it be upgraded to Windows 8 Ultimate (if any) or upgrade to Windows 8 Pro only?

    Please advise.

  15. aizam says:

    i have problem when using windows 8 upgrade assistant. it stated "we couldn't process your order" when i click buy after put all my payment information, but on my account history has been charged for it..

    and make it worst, i've try it for 5 times and it cause 5 time of deduction of money.

    i'm using bank islam debit card.

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