On Thursday Microsoft Corp. announced Windows 7 retail pricing, upgrade information, launch details, and a pre-order deal also disclosed.
Today Microsoft will launch its Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program, through which it offers a free upgrade to Windows Vista users.
Note: Upgrades are only available to people who buy a new PC from a participating manufacturer,we mentioned about this in our Previous post .
Microsoft has also outlined this i.e. if you buy a new PC between June 26th (2009) to January 31st, 2010, you will receive a Windows 7 Upgrade Option Coupon to receive a FREE copy of the corresponding Windows 7 version of the Windows Vista version installed on your computer.
Microsoft said Windows 7 will be available in 14 languages on October 22: English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese (Hong Kong).
Update [31/05/2016] : If you are looking to download Windows 7 / Windows 8 ISO images easily, then use this free & tiny tool called Windows ISO Downloader.
It will be available on October 31 in 21 other languages: Turkish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Arabic, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Thai, Croatian, Serbian Latin, and Latvian.
Because of a European Commission anti-trust inquiry, the Windows 7 version going on sale in Europe will not include Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s Web browser. Microsoft announced earlier this month that it had decided to remove the Web browser because of the regulatory wrangling.
Retail prices for full and upgrade versions of Windows 7 are:
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
- Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
- Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99
However, Microsoft is offering an amazing pre-order offer,Starting today in the U.S., Canada and Japan, you can pre-order the Home Premium version for $49.99 or the Professional version for $99.99. Residents of the UK, France and Germany will be offered a discount starting on July 15. These deals are for a limited time only at this point.
You can pre-oder a copy from newegg.com,where shipping is Free.