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Microsoft Windows ‘Upgrade Offer’ available in LatAm

Consumers who buy an eligible Windows 7-based PC may purchase an upgrade to Windows 8.

Microsoft Corp. today Thursday the availability of the Windows Upgrade Offer for Latin American consumers purchasing a new Windows 7 PC. The Windows Upgrade Offer provides consumers who buy an eligible Windows 7 PC the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $14.99 during the time of the promotion, which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available on Oct. 26.

“We’ve seen a great interest in Windows 8, and yet we know many consumers want a new PC now,” said Gerardo Villalpando, Windows Business Group Lead at Microsoft Latin America. “The Windows Upgrade Offer gives Latin American consumers 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.”

This program is available for consumers buying new Windows 7 PCs that are preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate and include a matching and valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity.

The Windows 7 PC must be purchased new during the eligibility period of June 2, 2012, – Jan. 31, 2013, and redeemed as of Oct. 26th, and before the program expiration at the end of February 2013. Consumers who register for the Windows Upgrade Offer will be able to download Windows 8 starting the day it’s made generally available.

The upgrade can be installed on any eligible and compatible Windows PC and comes with 90 days of support from Microsoft.

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