Buy Windows 7 Now; Get Windows 8 for £14.99 This October

By Gary Cutlack on at

If you're holding off buying a new desktop or laptop to make sure you get Windows 8 onboard, there's really not much point in waiting any more. Microsoft will let all recent and future Windows 7 hardware buyers upgrade to W8 Pro for £14.99.

The deal covers new PC purchases from June 2nd onwards, with MS setting up a custom web site to handle the promotion. New PC buys up until January 13th 2013 are covered, with users able to register for the cheap Windows 8 upgrade up until the end of February next year.

From October 26th, Windows 8 Pro will then be available to download and install, or you can get MS to bundle up a DVD instead if you'd rather pay a little extra and have a physical copy of its next big OS release. [Cnet via Techradar]