Are you excited for the upcoming Windows 8? Don’t get too excited unless you are ready to pay $14.99 if you have previously bought a new Windows 7 PC from June 2, 2012 until January 31, 2013. Those who will miss the registration period will have to pay the full price of the software. The Windows Upgrade Offer will provide upgrades to Windows 8 Pro and the registration is now open. All those who wish to take part will need to provide their 25-digit Windows 7 product key as part of the online registration process. Also, starting October 26, Microsoft will send out promo codes via email, which can then be applied upon check out within the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.
Windows 8 could be a different iteration of Windows in many ways. Microsoft has done their best to integrate mobile and desktop computing that includes exciting features like touch screen ability, fewer icons and the capability to unify all devices. That’s not all, Microsoft had decided to take out the START button that was always been a trademark for Windows. Although some of us are still using the Start button, Microsoft had gathered data that more and more people are not using anymore that button. Instead, more users are relying on Windows Taskbar for pinning and accessing their favorite software instead of going through the Start Menu.
As a result of the reportedly dramatic drop in Start menu usage, Microsoft felt the time was ripe to do something with the old-fashioned menu — “to revive it, to give it some new identity, give it some new power.”
I hope we can expect more great features that will come with the Windows 8 package. As for me that I was planning to upgrade, I hope that my $14.99 is worth it. Are you excited for the Windows 8? Tell us what you expect about this OS from Microsoft.