Microsoft has started out registrations for Windows 7 users who want to upgrade to its upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
The software giant informed the public through a very short tweet on its official Twitter account that interested Windows 7 users can now register for the upgrade to Windows 8. Around 140 countries are eligible to register for the offer.
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However, there are several qualifications prior to the upgrade. It is only open to all users who bought or will buy a Windows 7 PC from June 2, 2012 to January 31, 2013. If you already did, or plan to do so, you are most likely qualified to buy the Windows 8 OS upgrade.
UK users need around £14.99 for the upgrade, which will vary with different currencies but remain equivalent to that amount. The price in Australia and the US are just roughly on that range in their respective monetary units.
Qualified users include those that own any version of Windows 7, save for the Starter Edition, which will not be eligible for the upgrade.
Microsoft said the offer will stand until February 28, 2013 and it will deliver download codes starting this coming October.
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