Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Pricing and Upgrade Option Program

Microsoft has officially announced the initial pricing for Windows 7, saying that the prices for the Windows 7 operating system are more or less in line with those for Vista.

Microsoft also announced that those who will buy Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate computers before Windows 7 goes on sale will get FREE upgrades from their manufacturers.

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Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program

Brandon LeBlanc says in a blog post says:

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“Starting today, i.e. June 26, anyone who buys a computer from a participating OEM or retailer with Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate on it will all receive an upgrade to the corresponding version of Windows 7 at little or no cost…

…The Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program will be available until January 31st, 2010 – and is global!”

Click here more details on taking advantage of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program.

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How much will Windows 7 cost?

On an average, Microsoft says that their customers will pay less and get more with Windows 7. They are reducing the price of Home Premium Upgrade by approximately 10% (depending on the market) for Windows 7.

Adds LeBlanc:

“In the U.S., this means a customer buying Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade will pay only $119.99 instead of the $129.99 being charged today for its predecessor.”

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Estimated Pricing for Windows 7

Estimated retail prices for upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the US are:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99

And the estimated retail prices for full packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the US are:

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  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99

Windows 7 in more languages

On October 22nd, Windows 7 will be available in the following 14 languages:

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Japanese
  4. German
  5. French
  6. Italian
  7. Dutch
  8. Russian
  9. Polish
  10. Brazilian Portuguese
  11. Korean
  12. Simplified Chinese
  13. Traditional Chinese
  14. Chinese (Hong Kong)

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The remaining 21 languages will become available starting October 31:

  1. Turkish
  2. Czech
  3. Portuguese
  4. Hungarian
  5. Swedish
  6. Danish
  7. Norwegian
  8. Finnish
  9. Greek
  10. Ukrainian
  11. Romanian
  12. Arabic
  13. Lithuanian
  14. Bulgarian
  15. Estonian
  16. Slovenian
  17. Hebrew
  18. Thai
  19. Croatian
  20. Serbian Latin
  21. Latvian

Special time limited offers by Microsoft!

Here is your opportunity to pre-order Windows 7 at more than 50% discount.

[Please note that this offer is valid for select markets only.]

Avail the offer

Go to:

  • Online retail partners like Best Buy or Amazon
  • The online Microsoft Store

Select markets include:

  • US, Canada and Japan
    • For the U.S. and Canada, this offer ends on July 11.
    • For Japan, this offer ends on July 5 (or till supplies last.)
  • UK, France and Germany
    • Pre-ordering a copy of Windows 7 starts on July 15
    • Offer ends on August 14 (or supplies last)

So hurry… make hay while sun shines!

(Source: WindowsBlog)

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