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Windows 7: Family Pack Returns in time for the Anniversary of Windows 7

01 Sep 2010   #1

Family Pack Returns in time for the Anniversary of Windows 7

All summer long weíve given you some great reasons to purchase a new PC and make the move to Windows 7, an operating system loved by a whopping 94% of folks who use it! Hereís one more: starting October 3 in the U.S., Windows 7 Family Pack will be available for purchase at participating retailers and online at the Microsoft Store. Purchasing the Windows 7 Family Pack gives you three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium for the low price of $149.99. To take advantage of Family Pack, youíll need a PC running a genuine copy of either Windows Vista or Windows XP that is capable of running Windows 7. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor can tell you which features and editions of Windows 7 will run on your computer(s).

For those of you who donít live in the U.S., Family Pack may be coming your way too. It goes on sale in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and many other markets on or after Oct. 22 (Windows 7ís 1 year anniversary!)

According to IDCís Consumerscape 360 data, there are 2.1 PCs per household in the U.S., but, as we all know, networking isnít easy. Windows 7 has built in features Ė like HomeGroup- that make it easy and quick to get all of your home PCs connected and sharing files, music, photos and printers.

So, donít delay. The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available soon while supplies last.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

I am sure that will make more people to upgrade their computers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

This will bring a lot more people off the fence.

Should be a deciding factor to entice many multiple PC homes to get on board.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Sep 2010   #4

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I'm sure this will bring in some sales but I believe the typical user has no desire to upgrade their computer's OS and the only time they will move to a new OS is when they buy a new computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This will certainly bring in some sales...but why in the world do they not just continuously offer this deal. There are lots who don't buy simply due to cost and wanting to do a couple of machines, and this Family Pack deal is a very good way to accomplish that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

If you're interested in the Family Pack, I suggest planning on an October 3 purchase (in the U.S.). It sold out in six weeks last year.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Windows 7 Family Pack to make a comeback in October


Last December, when Microsoft dropped its Windows 7 Family Pack promotion just before Christmas, I thought it might return. I predicted Microsoft might do an about-face and reintroduce it.

I thought that might happen in a couple of months. It actually took close to a year for the Family Pack to come back ó and will happen right after the back-to-school PC buying rush is over.

As Microsoft officials noted on September 1 on the Windows Experience blog, starting October 3 in the U.S., the Family Pack will be available via select retailers and online at the Microsoft Store for $149.99. (Thatís the same price Microsoft charged for it last year.) Under terms of the deal, buyers will get three copies of Windows 7 Home Premium. Customers in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and other markets will be able to buy the Windows 7 Family Pack on or after October 22, the one-year anniversary of the launch of Windows 7.
More -
Windows 7 Family Pack to make a comeback in October | ZDNet
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Definitely too late. I think that most people who wanted it have already bought it and businesses will not be interested. Others that were on the fence probably won't care about the 3 pc license.

What I want to know is where-oh-where is the 3 pc license for Pro version since Microsoft chose to require it to take full advantage of the Windows Home Server.
Where is the RDP for people with home pc's and WHS, nowhere to be found which once again proves that Microsoft marketing is a day late and a few dollars short. These are the same people who decided that Vista gets the same end date as Win7, go figure.

Looking forward to Win9 coming out. Thinking about skipping 8 as a protest to the high handed treatment of the loyal Vista/Win7 consumer.

Pay attention Microsoft......WE ARE NOT YOUR PIGGY BANK TO DIP INTO ANY TIME YOUR PROFIT MARGIN SLIPS. Your stock price track record is not that stellar.
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