Windows 7 Family Pack and Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU) Pricing Announced
Today Microsoft announced the pricing details for Windows 7 Family Pack and Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU).
Windows 7 Family Pack:
Family pack for Windows 7 consists of Windows 7 Home Premium for installation on up to 3 PCs.
Windows 7 Family Pack is an easy and affordable way to get all your PCs in your household running Windows 7 through licensing to install Windows 7 Home Premium on up to 3 PCs.
The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available starting on October 22nd until supplies last here in the US and other select markets. In the US, the price for the Windows 7 Family Pack will be $149.99 for 3 Windows 7 Home Premium licenses. That's a savings of more than $200 for three licenses.
Windows Anytime Upgrade:
With Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), Microsoft makes it easy and convenient for the small number of customers who's PC needs evolve to need a higher edition of Windows 7.
Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium: $79.99
Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional: $89.99
Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate: $139.99*
*Microsoft has reduced the price of moving from Home Premium to Ultimate 12% in the US as compared to Vista pricing
After Windows 7 is released to market on October 22nd, you will be able to buy a retail package that contains an upgrade key at a store near you for any of the 3 paths highlighted above.
If you live in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK or the US (13 countries) – you will be able to purchase the upgrade from Microsoft online directly within Windows 7.
Whether you buy a WAU retail package from a store or online directly within Windows 7, the upgrade takes as few as ten minutes. This is because it only requires an upgrade key (no media). Your current programs, files, and settings will remain intact.
For a rundown of the Windows Anytime Upgrade experience, click here.
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