Upgrade to Windows 8 from Pirated / Genuine Windows for INR 699 / $14.99




Update : Microsoft now allows you to Add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 Pro for free. To get Media Center for free, just click here.

The much awaited Windows 8 has finally hit the stores and it doesn't disappoint, the OS is smoother, better and more stable. We covered the review of Windows 8 earlier.

Existing apps and drivers work just fine and Windows Store offers full screen metro apps which are bliss to use. The system boots faster, the internet seems faster, UI looks sharp, smooth and lots of other enhancements are built-in. If you have not used Windows 8 before during the beta program, you might take some days to get a hold of the OS, however once you are though, Windows 8 will prove the best OS for you till date.

Coming to the main part - the pricing of Windows 8. Microsoft has shown aggressive pricing strategy this time, in order to make people shift from other Windows and OSs to Windows 8 and also allowing customer to switch from pirated copied to genuine copies for a nominal price.

Officially the upgrade price is INR 2000 in India, however if you have purchased a copy of Windows 7 or got a laptop / computer pre-installed with Windows 7 after June 2nd 2012, you are entitled to get the same upgrade for just INR 699. Please note all versions of Windows 7 or earlier would upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

Now here is a catch, a loophole which might be intentional from the side of Microsoft, anyone can avail the offer to upgrade for INR 699.

The process is same for both pirated and genuine system, however please note that Microsoft may block your key if upgraded from pirated copy, however the chances of the same are less than a percent. Anyway, it is better to pay the full price of OS which would be near INR 11K approx.
  1. Navigate to WindowsUpgradeOffer page
  2. Choose your country as India.

  3. Click on Continue
  4. Enter the details as asked.
  5. While providing the date of purchase, provide any date after June 2nd 2012, no check is placed to verify the same. Fill rest of the fields as required.

  6. Click on continue.
  7. Just in few seconds, you will receive an email with your promo code and a link to download the Upgrade Assistance.

  8. Download the upgrade assistance and run the same.

  9. Once you reach the page which has order button, click the order button and give the details asked with your credit card info.

  10. The last page would ask you to enter the promotion code, punch in the promotion code you recived earlier via email. Once you click apply the price would reduce to INR 699.
  11. The software will download the OS and you are ready to go.

Please note, the upgrade assistant doesn't verify if your OS is genuine or not, so the trick works for both pirated and genuine copies. This might be an intentional move from Microsoft to move people to Windows 8 and keep the market share with them, and I would say, Good Move!

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purpose only, as most information is found on various part of Internet.




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62 comments:

  1. Seems it is already recovered. It asks for Product key before you can upgrade.

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    1. You on pirated windows ? Is your windows activated using a crack ?

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    2. Had u purchased it

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  2. Replies
    1. Glad it helped :) Nice post on TechieHandy.com :)

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  3. cool ! I'll do it as soon as possible but suppose if windows get corrupted after sometime or if we wants to reinstall it then what we will have to do because its an upgrade system..

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    1. Your the DVD you make you can install the OS on the same PC again !

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    1. Once your install the OS, there would be an option to create DVD, using the same you can do a clean install also later on same PC !

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  5. I activated Windows 7 ultimate using crack. Will it upgrade to Windows 8?

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    1. Yes ! It will, but there is a slight possibility that Microsoft can deem you license invalid later, well less possibility though :)

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  6. i have genuine win 7 but i's 2 year old can i get this offer in 699 or have to get it in 2000.. ? if yes than how.?

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    1. You can easily get it for 699, just follow the steps listed above in the article !

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  7. is microsoft doesn't verify the product purchase from the companies.. ?

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    1. No they won't else they would have asked you your Windows key or run a validator program, which you give them the date of purchase of our Windows.

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  8. they asked me to enter my old key and after entering "Unfortunately, based on the information you provided during the registration process you are not eligible for the upgrade offer.

    "

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    1. so now is there any other solution ... ?

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    2. You had a cracked or activated Windows ?

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    3. company installed genuine win7 and its activated not cracked.

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    4. Same happened to me I contacted Microsoft with genuine Invoice but this is the answer I received

      Thank you for contacting the Microsoft Store.

      Upon checking your account here in our end, again your registration has been denied. Please note that Microsoft is not at liberty to discuss reasons why a registration may be denied. While we do not have any other offer for Windows 8, we expect many retailers to offer promotions.

      For more information about Windows 8, you can visit www.windowsupgradeoffer.com

      Thank you again for contacting the Microsoft Store.

      Have a great day!

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  9. Can install this DVD on more than one PC ?

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  10. Gets stuck on "Processing your order"! :/

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    1. Looks like everyone is downing Windows 8 :)

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  11. By me after the "review your order" it ask me for my adress and mail, that bild is not there. It asks you too?

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    1. After "review your order" did they ask you for your adress and mail, etc?
      I ask you this because this image isnt there, (down the image review your order)
      They asked me, and what when i dont give my correct mail and so on?

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    2. You can provide random details there if you want !

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  12. It is now downloading windows 8, but I have a question will it ask for windows 7 key when installing 8? because I am using a pirated version of windows 8.

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    1. Sorry I meant pirated version of Windows 7

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    2. If you have a activated version of Windows 7 it will not ask !

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  13. Is there a possibility that they will block it later if upgrading from pirated 7?

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  14. Hey Shubham,
    I've windows Vista do i need to backup anything before installing Windows 8? Or my ddata would be automatically backed up

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    1. Hi Tanmay,
      You need to backup everything, as Windows 8 won't preserve settings and files from Vista and XP !

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  15. I cant open any of my drives, the explorer crashes when I double click on it..

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    1. That is strange, try doing a clean install !

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    2. Using the refresh windows feature fixed it..

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  16. from these step will we install a fresh Windows 8 later after formating Windows 7

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    1. No, you first need to install Windows 7 and then install Win 8 every time !

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  17. Hi shubham,

    I was waiting for windows 8 arrival since a long time, thanks for the news.

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  18. I m using xp from 2007 so can I get upgrade to w8

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    1. Yes, you can, but be sure to take backup of your stuff !

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  19. Hey shubham,

    And another question is can we able to make an offline dvd of that windows 8 to install later.

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  20. Dude.. its not working. for me..
    Asking for product Key and then say's You are not qualified.
    May be its checking the purchase date now.. !!! :(

    Please suggest if there is any other alternate. Please..Please...
    :):)

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  21. Hi Anuj,

    This is something new, can you tell when does it ask you to enter the product key ? A screenshot would be helpful.

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    1. This is something new, looks like Microsoft fixed the loophole, bad luck Anuj :)

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  22. I have purchased hp laptop with windows vista basic pre-installed before 2011,am i eligible for this offer ?

    ..now i have seen MS asking $39 for upgrade from any genuine win OS.
    pls reply !

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    1. Microsoft has fixed this loophole now :)

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  23. Hi, i tried this method many times and i think its not working any more. Could you tell me any other method so that i can get it in cheap.

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  24. Subham I got the Promo Code as i am using original Windows.
    Now I have a question.
    Q :) I want to make Bootable DVD, I don't want it on my laptop and want to format my laptop and partition also as i have only 2 partition right now....
    So can i do Bootable DVD(Will i get .iso File?..), Same Installation and partition process as we do with Win 7 OS?
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Amit,

      During installation, you will get option to create an ISO file, use it to create a DVD for you, format your computer and create drives as required, then install Win7 and then Win8.

      Remember you need to have Win7 installed to upgrade to Win8

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  25. hey all,
    i have new info about windows 8 key..
    its amazing if you take the time for visit this article, may be helping you to activating windows 8 with free at all :)
    Free Windows 8 key | Windows 8 activation

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  26. I purchased my dell laptop on 3rd december 2012 with windows 7 home premium. While trying to get the promo code for windows 8, after entering my details they ask me for the product key. After I enter the key, i get the message "Unfortunately, based on the information you provided during the registration process you are not eligible for the upgrade offer." Why is this happening ?

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  27. I purchased my dell laptop on 3rd december 2012 with windows 7 home premium. While trying to get the promo code for windows 8, after entering my details they ask me for the product key. After I enter the key, i get the message "Unfortunately, based on the information you provided during the registration process you are not eligible for the upgrade offer." Why is this happening ?

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  28. Really cool tips. I've been using windows 8 for more than a month. It loads very fast in my inteli3 desktop.

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  29. Upgrade to Windows 8 from Pirated / Genuine Windows

    recently students from israel find an application that can transform into genuine pirated windows 8. application called "A21 BuD1j4nt0 Geniune exe." very powerful and can break system security widows 8.
    only the two-step system you originally pirated windows being genuine.
    before being deleted download the application at http://spesifikasidanparameter.blogspot.com/ .. very powerful and easy to.

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