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Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

by Pete Mason on 1 September 2010, 09:57

Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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Windows 7 may have been selling like hot-cakes since it launched last October, but apparently that isn't enough for Microsoft.  In an attempt to move as many people as possible up to its latest OS, the company has announced the return of the Family Pack.

The offer will entitle users to three Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade-licences for the knock-down price of $149.99.  This is only $30 more than the MSRP for a single upgrade-license, making it ideal for anyone with two or three boxes still running an older OS.

Of course, being upgrade-only licences, each PC will need to be running a genuine copy of Vista or XP.

The Family Pack will be available from retailers in the US on October 3.  Availability in Canada, Germany, France, Australia and the UK - among other markets - will follow on October 22, the first anniversary of Windows 7's launch.

Pricing for non-US territories hasn't been announced, but we'd expect the pack to retail for £149.99 in the UK, as it did last year.  This isn't as big of a discount as the US deal, but it still represents a hefty saving.

The Family Pack will only be available while supplies last, so those interested should find a copy as soon as it becomes available next month.



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Call it being desperate lol

Haven't they sold millions already?
Yes, they have sold millions already. If they advertise this offer well, then they might be able to shift another lot of people from xp/vista.
They are going to have to do better than that to grind me down.

They should give everyone who has suffered with vista a free upgrade.
I just dont understand why people hate Vista so much!

My family (home users) and I (enthusiast) have had very few problems. It's nicer and easier to use than XP.
cameronlite
Yes, they have sold millions already. If they advertise this offer well, then they might be able to shift another lot of people from xp/vista.

Not to business users though.

Vista was such a fail in business is unbelievable. SP3 for Vista isn't doing any better.

Unless the software devs are re-writing the apps everyone will be still using XP.