Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is available around the world for people to either buy or upgrade. Most new computers manufacturers over the next few months will start offering Windows 8 on their devices. Windows 8 is priced reasonably and it is affordable for many. This should ideally reduce the amount of piracy of Windows 8 OS.
At this moment we can either purchase Windows 8 pro or upgrade a recently bought computer to Windows 8 but with a discount. Both can be done online.
Purchasing Windows 8 Pro in India
I decided to check how to go about upgrading my laptop to Windows 8 and how to go about doing that online. Windows 8 pro can be purchased online for Rs. 1,999/-.
Visit this link and download the file. The initial file is only 5 mb size and allow it to run after its downloaded. The file will check if your computer is compatible from hardware and software point of view. The purchase supports using a credit card or Paypal I am not sure if PayPal would work for Indian buyers.
Link: Buy Windows 8 Pro
Upgrading to recently bought Laptop to Windows 8 Pro
This applies only to people who have bought their laptops after the 2nd of June 2012. The upgrade on such laptops is available for Rs. 699/-.
Users need to register their laptops at this link. Microsoft will send across an email with your promo code and details on how to download and purchase Windows 8 Pro.
Link: Windows Pro Upgrade Offer
Hope this helps your upgrade to Windows 8 in India. At the moment I am unaware of any online retailer selling Windows 8 Pro in DVD.
Do drop in your experiences and views on Windows 8.
Well, this is a great news for Indians. Yesterday, I purchased a PC and learned that Microsoft is strict about software piracy in India. This is the reason they have a very competitive price this time around.
@Ricky: I know. Software Piracy should not be encouraged anyways. In India or anywhere else.
Thanks fro the share 😉
from the thumbnail Ithought it was nexus 7
Indians can use Paypal, as long as they have a credit card for payment. But great news though. The best part is that if you buy a new laptop, you can go for a DOS version and take your copy of the old laptop, with the latest Windows along with you.
Online windows 8 is available in Amazon only. Not yet released in India. But we can apply for a DVD along with the digital copy for Rs.1100(-) in addition to Rs.1999.
@Jac: Windows 8 is available in India and the links in this post are India – specific from Microsoft itself. I think no online DVD sales are happening in India at the moment, though that too will change with official launch in India that happened on 28th October.
I have a pirated windows 7 and can i upgrade ?? i want to upgrade but i think that upgrade Assistant will send data about piracy.. what should i do??
@Vinod: I belive Windows 8 upgrade should work.
Windows 8 Pro DVD is available for purchase from Flipkart.com. They provide cash on delivery, so it’ll be useful for ppl like me who don’t have a credit card to purchase software legally. Price is Rs 3499 for the key and DVD. Here’s the link:
@Robin: I think that DVD is for fresh install and not just upgrade. BTW a debit card should work too as long as it is issued on Mastercard or Visa.
can i install windows 8 in my laptop which is dos based