The Redmond-based company has eventually opened the gateway for Windows 8 with the announcement of the Windows 8 upgrade offer. It has come with a subtle program while considering the upgrade option keeping in mind the sale of computers and laptops. The eligibility criterion goes as: “a PC purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 will be considered for the upgrade”. Though it has levied a charge of $14.99 (US), the program is supposed to keep the momentum of the PC market up till the final release of the Windows 8. The Windows Upgrade Offer is just the first of many consumer offers that will roll out in conjunction with the general availability of Windows 8 by the fall of 2012. Consumers just need to register with the Thus, if you want to experience the Windows 8 Metro apps, you can. Don’t count the time, make times to count. The qualified PC will house any one of the followings: Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional; or Windows 7 Ultimate. The promotional price is limited to one upgrade offer per PC purchased, and a customer can avail maximum of 5.

Concerned about any software or hardware related issues? Microsoft has an answer for each and every of those, it brings 24/7 live computer technical support for the same, and the first 90-days it won’t be asking for any support fee. Isn’t it great? The 90-day period begins when Windows 8 installation and activation is complete. The upgrade order can be placed or ordered through the Internet or over the phone. Members inducted in the Microsoft Certified Partner Network are also authorized to provide support for Windows 8 upgrade, and fix computer problems emerging post-installation.

What if your PC doesn’t qualify? No worries, Windows 8 upgrade offer is still available for PCs running on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7 but at a cost of approximately $199.99. The final price will be decided once the product is finally released. The upgrade program clearly paves the path for hassle-free Windows 8 take off. Instead of knocking doors for PC help services, you can judge the compatibility of your system through Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor, a freeware offered by Microsoft. Though, the upgrade has been intellectually designed to retain the data and settings, you are advised not to make haste, and use the Windows Easy Transfer as the backup tool. Without drivers and applications, your system is a dummy one. But thanks Microsoft Compatibility Center comes as a true friend depicting what’s right and what’s wrong for your machine. Hence, you are surrounded with resources, and experts are ready with PC diagnostic and troubleshooting service at your command. With so many alternatives Windows 8 Upgrade can now be a cup of tea for you.

Needless to say, Microsoft will be further upgrading its troubleshooting arsenal including knowledgebase, Microsoft Fix It, Windows Repair Options, Security Essentials, Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, and other tools besides inducting suave new repair utilities like Reset your PC and Refresh your PC to empower you to stay productive and safe.

Author's Bio: 

As a senior computer technical support engineer at Techvedic, the author offers out-of-the-box PC help service remote support to global customers for issues related to hardware and software. Moreover, he has a passion to write articles and blogs related to computer support, so as to empower consumers to fix computer problems on their own.