Microsoft brings back free Xbox back-to-school PC promo

Expands deal to Canada, adds more retail partners for program that gives Xbox with purchase of Windows 7 PC

By , Computerworld |  Windows, Microsoft, Xbox

Microsoft has not unveiled a Windows 8 upgrade program, but recent rumors have pegged an announcement to the first week of June, when the company also will debut Windows 8 Release Preview, the OS's final public milestone.

Earlier this week, Windows blogger Paul Thurrott, citing unnamed sources, claimed that Microsoft would charge users $14.99 for the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro if they purchased a Windows 7 PC between the launch of the program and January 2013.

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