June 26, 2009, 7:48 AM — If you're planning on upgrading a PC to Windows 7, the time has come to pre-order.
Yesterday Microsoft announced it's pricing for Windows 7:
- Full version of Windows 7 Ultimate: $319.99
- Upgrade version of Windows 7 Ultimate: $219.99
- Full version of Windows 7 Professional: $299.99
- Upgrade version of Windows 7 Professional: $199.99
- Full version of Windows 7 Home Premium: $199.99
- Upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium: $119.99
But for a limited time, you can knock a good deal off the upgrade prices of Home Premium or Professional. How does $49.99 & $99.99 respectively, sound? Better, huh?
You have to act fast. The deal runs from June 26th to July 11th, or until supplies run out. Various blogging sites are holding contests to raffle off upgrade coupons – that is to say, coupons to allow you to purchase the upgrades at these prices. This suggests that supplies really are limited and that if you wait too long, you might miss out. Granted it might be a marketing ploy, but if you're going to do it anyway, why not get it out of the way early, just to be safe?
Head to http://store.microsoft.com/home.aspx to take advantage of the offer.
It's worth noting that while the upgrade offer applies to both XP and Vista owners, moving from XP to Windows 7 is going to require a re-install with all the headaches that can entail. Vista users can (in most cases) update their machines without having to reinstall anything. Microsoft offers a Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor that'll help you determine if your system is ready for Windows 7.