TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,668 Reviews & Articles | 36,034 News Posts

Cheap Windows 8 upgrade may now require your Windows 7 key

Microsoft now asks you to enter your Windows 7 key during the upgrade process in order to qualify fo

| Operating Systems News | Posted: Dec 19, 2012 7:47 pm

If you bought a Windows 7 PC on or after June 2nd 2012, then you are entitled to an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99. The upgrade has been quite easy to obtain until now.

 

TweakTown image news/2/7/27376_1_cheap_windows_8_upgrade_may_now_require_your_windows_7_key.png

 

Before all you had to do was enter the name and manufacture of your Windows 7 PC. Consumers wishing to upgrade now must enter their Windows 7 licence key to obtain the cheap upgrade to Windows 8.

 

We are unsure as to why the further validation is required but we are speculating that it is the result of users abusing the upgrade system.

NEWS SOURCE
News.cnet.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Operating Systems news at our Operating Systems news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below