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To get rid of Windows XP, Microsoft offers $100 discount on Windows 8.1

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As the company?s support for Microsoft XP is set to end on April 8, Microsoft is now offering a trade-in from the old operating system XP based computers, to that of the Window 8.1 PC or laptop with a $100 USD discount just to get rid of their old ones.

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Microsoft has announced that included in the trade-in from Windows XP migrating to Windows 8.1, the XP customer will receive a $100 discount for any Surface Pro 2 or select PCs over $599 with a free 90 days of support and “free data transfer” enabled by Microsoft.

During the free 90 days of free support, the users will ?receive free premium phone, chat, and sales support for virtually anything they need on their new computer for the first 90 days. Also, on free data transfer, Microsoft on their announcement said, ?We’ve partnered with Laplink, a data migration service to help you transfer your personal photos, videos, music, and files for free.

According to EFYTIMES News Network, Microsoft through its vice-president Joe Belfiore said that the Microsoft wants to “make things better” for their users without touchscreens, with the Windows 8.1 update. The ?changes may include ?new right-clickable context-sensitive menus, the ability to pin Metro apps to the Desktop task bar, and adding dedicated search and power buttons to the Start screen.

To avail of the said promo, Microsoft said, users have to present a Windows XP device during the purchase to get $100 off a Surface or Windows 8.1 machine. More specifically, the Microsoft said:

“This is a special promotion for current XP users. Customers going to MicrosoftStore.com from a machine running Windows XP will see the deal pop up automatically.

“People can also bring in their old XP device to one of the more than 80 Microsoft retail store locations and instantly save $100 on the purchase of a qualifying PC priced at $599 or above.”

The deal is available at selected Microsoft stores in the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada and will run from March 20 to June 15, or while supplies last.

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