Friday, June 26, 2009

Windows 7 Upgrade Available For Pre-order

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Microsoft has announced pricing for Windows 7, which will be available on October 22.

According to The Windows Blog, estimated pricing will be as follows:

The estimated retail prices for upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. 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 U.S. are:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99
However, for a limited time, upgrade versions will be available for pre-order at a discounted price of $49.99 for Home Premium edition and $99.99 for Professional edition, which is over 50% off. They are available for ordering on Amazon.com as well as a few other retailers and Microsoft's store. The offer is only good through July 11 or "until supplies last".

Microsoft lists the following additional features for Professional edition, as compared to Home premium edition:
  • Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.
  • Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.
  • Recover your data easily with automatic backup to your home and business network.


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