Windows 7 pricing.

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Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Tandt » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:58 pm

Microsoft unveiled the retail pricing structure of its upcoming Windows 7 operating system, and its three important variants: Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate, elaborating on the pricing on both the upgrade and full versions. Microsoft also announced that customers buying PCs pre-installed with existing versions of Windows from select sources (retailers or OEMs), will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 at "little or no cost". The company also announced that select retailers in certain markets will be able to offer for a limited period of time, a pre-order discount scheme that can reduce the price by as much as 50 percent.

Here are the prices (in USD):
Windows 7 Home Premium - $199.99 (full version), $119.99 (upgrade)
Windows 7 Professional - $299.99 (full version), $199.99 (upgrade)
Windows 7 Ultimate - $319.99 (full version), $219.99 (upgrade)
Microsoft also detailed the global availability of the OS, and in different languages. The English version will launch on October 22. PC OEM vendors will be able to start shipping PCs pre-installed with the OS on the same day. Apart from the English version, Windows 7 in Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese (Hong Kong), will be available on the same day. Windows 7 in Turkish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Arabic, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Thai, Croatian, Serbian Latin, and Latvian, will be available on October 31.
Source: The Windows Blog



EDIT :

Link for free upgrade if your buying a new pc: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9134830
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Glauri » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:10 pm

If you want to pre-order it, you can get it more cheaply, according to this article.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/person ... --upgrade/

But for that kind of money, there's no way that I will be upgrading the five computers in this house! Not unless it makes my bed in the morning and does my homework for me!
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Goofydoofy » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:37 am

Does the upgrade upgrade XP as well as Vista, or Vista only?
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Tandt » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:12 am

Heres the link to preorder the software.. Not bad if you buy it now..

http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Windows-7/category/102?WT.mc_id=msccomhpfeature_win7
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby obsessedwith » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:55 am

been in beta now for a couple months, it is a damn good os, even nicer i got an email saying i can get it for $50 lol
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Tandt » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:42 pm

ive been running the beta for 6 months.. its replaced my current OS.. love it, wont go back to xp..
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Goofydoofy » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:40 pm

I won't upgrade until I need to build a new system. Sometime after I win the lottery.
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby tauaunt » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:59 pm

HMMM, I never went to vista. When I bought the system I have now I made a point to have xp installed, now tandt has me thinking what I should do my next go around!
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Keldinaar » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:38 pm

Too bad the early order promotional pricing doesn't apply to the Ultimate edition....only Home and Pro. Not that the Ultimate edition adds anything that most personal users would need....still would have been nice if they'd have given it as an option.

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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Goofydoofy » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:54 am

Does the upgrade upgrade XP as well as Vista, or Vista only?
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Tandt » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:02 am

Directly off the webpage i linked:

Running earlier versions? If you have Windows XP or Windows 2000, you can purchase Windows 7 Upgrade versions. But you must back up your files, clean install, and reinstall your applications.

So yes you can purchase the upgrade, it will do a clean install.. Atleast you save money by not having to purchase the full version.
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Re: Windows 7 pricing.

Postby Goofydoofy » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:25 pm

I'd do a clean install anyway. Even if I had Vista. I'm not to hip on putting one OS over another. Never seen that work right, ever.
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