Old Windows users, who have at least a Windows XP or a Windows 7 PC, can also upgrade to Windows 8.
Those who purchased a PC June 2 onwards this year (and till January 31 next year) can upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 for just Rs. 699. Others can update their OS via an electronic software download which will cost Rs. 1,999. The company will grant technical support for Windows 7 till January 14, 2020.
Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India said that “Technology has enabled us to be able to use and carry multiple devices. But we at Microsoft wanted to build a platform through which a single device can be used for creation and consumption.”
All Windows 8 devices will also come with the Windows App store which makes out about 700 apps added to it each day. Among the apps for the Indian consumer are popular apps like PVR, Dhingana, MakeMyTrip, Burpp, and BookMyShow, among others.
Another cute feature of Windows 8 is allows the user to have a picture password which when touched in a definite way will allow the user access.
The company in partnership with its vendors, starting Friday, will launch 250 Windows 8 devices, in India alone. These devices will be available in more than 2,500 stores in over 100 cities.