What is Windows 8 Promo Code and How to Get or Use it?

We all know that Microsoft has released Windows 8 final version (RTM) to public and now anyone can purchase and install Windows 8 in computer. You can either do a fresh installation of Windows 8 in your PC or you can upgrade your existing Windows OS such as Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 to Windows 8. Check out following articles for more information:

When you download or order Windows 8 online using "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant", it allows you to enter a promo code as shown in following screenshot:


This promo code is optional. If you don't know about this code, this article will help you.

Actually this "Promo code" is promotion code which works like a discount coupon. If you enter a valid promo code in the order form, you can get a discount and you'll need to spend less money i.e. $14.99 while purchasing Windows 8.

Now the question comes how to get this promo code? This promo code is provided by Microsoft to the customers who purchased a Windows 7 PC after June 2, 2012 as mentioned here.

Although this offer is valid only for the customers who qualify the above mentioned condition but it seems currently the offer is working for everyone. At the moment anyone can get a free promo code and can use it while purchasing Windows 8 to get the big discount.

You just need to follow these simple steps to get the promo code:

1. First of all open windowsupgradeoffer.com which contains the official Windows 8 upgrade offer page.

2. Click on your country name.

3. Now click on "Continue" button present at next page.

4. Now you'll need to fill the given form. You just need to enter your name, email ID, telephone number and a few details about your existing Windows 7 PC such as date of purchase, PC brand and model number. Although you should enter the correct details but it seems the form doesn't check the validity of the details and you can enter any information but the date of purchase should be greater than June 2, 2012.

5. Click on "Continue" button and you should get your free promo code in your Inbox.

You can register up to a maximum of 5 PCs to get more than one promo code.

So initially the upgrade offer was introduced for Windows 7 PC owners who purchased the PC after June 2, 2012 but now anyone can get its benefit. May be its an intentional move from Microsoft to encourage more people to purchase Windows 8 legally as it costs very less amount using the promo code in comparison of the actual cost of Windows 8 i.e. $39.99 for digital download and $69.99 for DVD shipment.

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  • Paji tusi great hoo thanks for sharing this info gr8 i love you site

  • This doesn't seem to be working anymore. It asks for a product key and fails when provided a valid key purchased prior to June 2, 2012.

  • Turns out it only fails with Chrome. Use Internet Explorer and the promo works without requiring a valid product key.

  • As mentioned in this page;


    Upgrade Software

    Each upgrade license will apply to only one PC and may only be installed on PCs with a valid base license to a qualifying operating system (i.e., Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7).

    So without a legitimate copy of either of the three OS this wont work, correct? A clean install is not possible.

  • I dont understand why 90% of the stuff written here starts with "We all know".
    Maybe we all DONT know, ever thought of that?

  • ^^ lol. You are funny.

    Thanks for sharing all the great stuff related to Windows 8. I love this site. :)

  • I recived promo code now. I"ll try it soon.

  • Cool. So far I only register one for my new Soni laptop, as it was bought on July 7th lol, I was lucky to be in this time frame. BTW $14.99 is very cheap in terms of cost to buy an operating system. If I decide to buy, with this promo code it would cost me only around 500 baht for an edition of Windows 8 that is packed with great features.

  • Windows 8 upgrading error ..

    While upgrading to windows 8 from windows 7 ultimate i get ERROR CODE 0x80070241 now what should i do plz help me...

    heres pic of it..eightforums.com/attachments/f1/f27/4260d1331431864-windows-8-cp-iso-install-error-cant-locate-file-windows-8-iso-error.jpg

    open n see

    Repl. Fast..

  • Actually, you can do a clean install using upgrade key - it's a retail one.

  • @bill Are you absolutely sure? Here it says that there were post install activation issues with error code 0x8007007B. ghacks.net/2012/10/27/windows-8-upgrade-clean-install-possible/

    Can anyone confirm if there are activation issues?

  • Thanks For the Screenshots, VG


  • Dear Vishal,
    Thank you for the tip. I just saved myself 1600/- Rs and ordered a Win 8 Pro Upgrade DVD. I actually wanted to order it even for the 3390/- Rs that it had originally worked up to.....but then thought of searching on Google for how to obtain a Promo code and your tip was a saver.
    I am not sure if the Product Key they have provided will work or not, will just wait and see. .....

  • This did not work. I was not asked to fill out anything about my existing purchase. There is a spot to enter in a promocode, but I did not receive one.

  • i do not think the promo code is available as of december 30 2013. it will not load and i just found out about this promo code today. does anyone know of anyother offers to get windows 8 for cheap?

  • umm I tried to get my code and sent it to my inboxxs but there no code in my in box how long till ill get an inbox with my code

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