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Windows 7: Windows 7 Family Pack and Anytime Upgrade Pricing

31 Jul 2009   #1
aznkid25

Windows Vista Home Premium/ Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 
Windows 7 Family Pack and Anytime Upgrade Pricing

Windows Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack Pricing - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog

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Microsoft today announced that the Family Pack for Windows 7, which allows you to upgrade three PCs to Windows 7 Home Premium, will cost $149.99 in the US ($199.99 in Canada), which is a savings of about $200 for the three upgrade licenses. The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available on October 22, 2009, the day of general availability date of Windows 7, until supplies in the US and other select markets.
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Windows Anytime Upgrade

Microsoft today also revealed details for Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), which allows you to upgrade your copy of Windows 7 to a higher edition. Once Windows 7 hits general availability on October 22, 2009, WAU retail packages will be available for three upgrade paths: Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium ($79.99), Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional ($89.99), and Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate ($139.99).



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31 Jul 2009   #2
z3r010

 
Windows Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack Pricing

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Most people buy a PC preinstalled with the edition of Windows that meets their unique needs. However, for some customers their needs may change over time.



With Windows Anytime Upgrade (or WAU), we make it super easy and convenient for the small number of customers who’s PC needs evolve to need a higher edition of Windows 7.

There are a couple of specific situations where we think WAU will prove useful:



Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium: $79.99

A customer may purchase a netbook thinking they would use primarily it for email. Over time, they find they are using that netbook as their primary every-day PC. That person decides they want their netbook to do more. If the netbook is running Windows 7 Starter (or Windows 7 Home Basic in select markets), WAU makes it super easy to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. Moving to Windows 7 Home Premium will allow that customer to take advantage of features such as Aero Peek and other enhanced functionality in the Windows Taskbar in Windows 7 such as Taskbar Previews. Desktop themes are also enabled and so is Remote Media Streaming.



Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional: $89.99
Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate:
$139.99*

* You’ll note that we’ve reduced the price of moving from Home Premium to Ultimate 12% in the US as compared to Vista pricing

Another case where WAU may come in handy is when a person wants the ability to connect to a business network (a “domain”). Using WAU to move up to Windows 7 Professional enables the customer to take advantage of the ability to join a domain and use Windows XP Mode to run older programs. When using WAU to move to Windows 7 Ultimate, you’ll get everything from the other editions plus BitLocker to keep your USB devices encrypted and secure and the ability to run your PC in any of 35 different languages (via Language Packs).

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 I 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.

Now let’s talk about the Windows 7 Family Pack. Last week I confirmed we were doing a family pack for Windows 7 consisting of Windows 7 Home Premium for installation on up to 3 PCs.





Today, most homes have more than one PC in them. When you run Windows 7 on more than one PC on a home network, you can do more with features like HomeGroup. HomeGroup allows people to connect to PCs on their network and share files, music and photos with the whole family – easily. The 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. This is a great value and we’re excited to be able to offer it to customers.


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31 Jul 2009   #3
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Nice, Have some questions,
1. Will the Package get 3 DVDs and 3 keys ?
2. From what Edition can i upgrade this from ?
3. How many times can i use one key ? ( thinking of what happens if i do a format or somethin)

Thanks.
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31 Jul 2009   #4
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

You beat me to posting my own article, awesome!
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31 Jul 2009   #5
wwoods

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crypto View Post
Nice, Have some questions,
1. Will the Package get 3 DVDs and 3 keys ?
2. From what Edition can i upgrade this from ?
3. How many times can i use one key ? ( thinking of what happens if i do a format or somethin)

Thanks.
1)Probably one DVD and one key that will allow 3 activations at same time.

2) Not sure about this

3) I change computers a LOT...and have always wiped my Vista64 Ultimate from my old and installed it on my new, just called MS and told them what I was doin. But always made sure only had 1 copy activated at a time.
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31 Jul 2009   #6
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slimy View Post
You beat me to posting my own article, awesome!
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31 Jul 2009   #7
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
1)Probably one DVD and one key that will allow 3 activations at same time.

2) Not sure about this

3) I change computers a LOT...and have always wiped my Vista64 Ultimate from my old and installed it on my new, just called MS and told them what I was doin. But always made sure only had 1 copy activated at a time.

Thanks, me and my two cousins are thinking to get this one, thats why i asked. So we can use the three licenses.

Do you recomend this ? is it ok ?

Now i just need to know
From what Edition can i upgrade this from ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2009   #8
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Upgrades patterns...

Vista Home Premium x86 -> 7 Home Premium x86
Vista Business x86 -> 7 Pro x86
Vista Ultimate x86 -> 7 Ultimate x86
Vista Home Premium x64 -> 7 Home Premium x64
Vista Business x64 -> 7 Pro x64
Vista Ultimate x64 -> 7 Ultimate x64

Anything else will make the upgrade move everything to Windows.old and make a clean install.
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31 Jul 2009   #9
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Upgrades patterns...

Vista Home Premium x86 -> 7 Home Premium x86
Vista Business x86 -> 7 Pro x86
Vista Ultimate x86 -> 7 Ultimate x86
Vista Home Premium x64 -> 7 Home Premium x64
Vista Business x64 -> 7 Pro x64
Vista Ultimate x64 -> 7 Ultimate x64

Anything else will make the upgrade move everything to Windows.old and make a clean install.
You mean this Upgrade Version can do a FULL Clean install ?
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31 Jul 2009   #10
maccik

 
 

posted some body this pics ?


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