Windows 7 Upgrade Option is Live, Windows 7 Pricing Officially Detailed
Article by George Norman
On 26 Jun 2009
The Windows 7 Upgrade Option web page, where users that have purchased qualifying versions of Vista can go and order a free Windows 7 upgrade, has been launched. We visited the page yesterday as well, in an effort to find out more on the topic of upgrading to Windows 7, but the site only displayed an annoying “Thank you for your interest. Please return to this site on June 26, 2009” line of text.

“The Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program enables licensed end users of selected Microsoft Windows Vista® operating system editions to obtain an upgrade license to the appropriate Windows 7 edition if the end user meets program qualifications. If you received a Microsoft Offer Form as pictured [below] when you purchased your qualifying Windows Vista computer, you can order your upgrade on this Website at no additional cost to you. Upgrades for qualifying orders will be shipped on DVD, beginning on the Windows 7 general availability date of 22 October 2009, explains the web page (visit here).

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Here are some key aspects of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program:
- The program is not available for: Vista Home Basic, Vista Starter Edition and all versions of Windows XP.
- The program is available for: Vista Home Premium, Vista Business and Vista Ultimate. These versions can be upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate.
- Program eligilibility period: June 26th, 2009 through January 31st, 2010. During this time, if you purchase a PC with a qualifying Vista version preinstalled, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 for free. The Windows 7 OS will be shipped starting with the 22nd of October, 2009.
- The last date for qualifying end users to submit Upgrade media redemption orders is February 28, 2010.
- The last date when Upgrade media will be shipped to qualifying end users is April 30, 2010.

Microsoft has also revealed how much users who want to upgrade to Windows 7 or purchase the full version of the OS will have to pay, and it seems that the Redmond-based software giant is trying to give you more for less. Windows Communications Manager, Brandon LeBlanc, explains: “For Windows 7, we are reducing the price on our most popular retail product for customers, the Home Premium Upgrade, by approximately 10% (depending on the market). In the U.S., this means a customer buying Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade will pay only $119.99 instead of the $129.99 being charged today for its predecessor. Overall, customers will be paying less and getting more with Windows 7.”

Estimated retail prices for upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the US of A
Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99


Estimated retail prices for full packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the US of A
Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99





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