Windows 7 Pricing Revealed

Microsoft has released pricing details for Windows &, which is due to be released October 22. The first thing to know it that there is NO upgrade product to take you from Windows XP to Windows 7.  If you wish to upgrade your Windows XP machine, you will need to see if it is capable first, and then pay full price for the version of Windows 7 you install.

If you bought a Vista system in the since June 22 of this year, you may be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7, check with your system manufacturer for details.  Earlier purchases may qualify for discounted upgrade pricing.

Windows Anytime Upgrade pricing is:

  • Starter to Home Premium: $79.99
  • Home Premium to Professional: $89.99
  • Home Premium to Ultimate: $139.99
  • Anytime Upgrade is a Microsoft program that would allow you to move from one version of Windows 7 to a better version, after buying anew system with Windows 7 installed.

    The there is something called the Windows 7 Family Pack.  The price for the Windows 7 Family Pack, which will include three Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade licenses, is $149.99, or about $49 a piece.  This will be available for a limited time.

    Upgrading from Vista is a little different, but at least you can.  Any system that was designed to run Vista will run Windows 7.  This would include “downgrade to XP” machines you may have bought in the last year or two.  Pricing follows:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99
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