Windows XP Users will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows Vista if they purchase a Vista-enabled PC starting October till the time Vista formally hits the store shelves.

According to Smarthouse, Microsoft has teamed up with PC vendors to offer free Vista Upgrade coupons to PC buyers worldwide to encourage them to buy a Vista-capable PC as early as possible. With the coupon offer to kick off in October, prospective buyers who have planned to purchase a Vista-enabled PC in the first quarter of 2007 when the new OS is launched, will be encouraged to take up a Vista-capable PC in advance.

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Source: Microsoft To Offer Free Vista Upgrade