Windows 7 Pricing Unveiled
By on June 28th, 2009

On Thursday Microsoft announced the pricing information for Windows 7. Here’s a quick comparison of the rates between Windows Vista and Windows 7.

These are the rates if you upgrade your current version of Windows :

Product Windows Vista Windows 7
Home Premium $129.99 $119.99
Business $199.99 $199.99
Ultimate $219.99 $219.99

These are the rates if you buy a new version of Windows :

Product Windows Vista Windows 7
Home Premium $239.99 $199.99
Business $299.99 $299.99
Ultimate $319.99 $319.99

If you happen to or plan to buy Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate from retailers after 26th June and before Jan 31st 2010, then you can upgrade your Vista version to Windows 7 for free.

If you are in US, then you can pre-order Windows 7 upgrade from your Vista, between June 26th July 11th. The rates are way cheaper if pre-ordered, Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade will cost $49.99, Windows 7 Professional upgrade will cost $99.99. This offer is available only via Amazon.com, Best Buy, or the official Microsoft Store.

This offer is available in different countries, but on different dates and prices will vary according to region. In Canada the offers from June 26th to July 11th, In Japan the offers from June 26th to July 5th, In France, Germany and UK the offer is valid from July 15th to August 14th. Microsoft has addressed professional and premium versions of Windows 7. I think they should consider a family pack as well, which mostly will be much cheaper than others, but comes with limited features to be used at home.

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