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Microsoft Outlines Windows 7 Upgrade Program

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By Shane McGlaun

We talked earlier about pricing for Windows 7 now that its launch is getting closer. The OS will debut in October, which is only months away. Many are expecting great things out of Windows 7 and it better deliver where Vista failed.

Microsoft says that anyone who buys a Vista equipped PC starting on June 26 will be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 for free. The catch is that only certain versions of Vista are eligible for upgrade. That means if you buy a cheap computer running Vista Basic, you get no upgrade.

Microsoft will be putting 50% of sales into the upgrade program coffers and expects to put in as much as $300 million. Upgradable versions of Vista include Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate. They will be upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Pro, and Windows 7 Ultimate respectively.

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  • mcman

    How is that fair? So, since I bought my new notebook 2 months ago, I don't qualify for the upgrade? What a load of shit that is!

    I'm gonna get that upgrade, just watch me!…..Who am I even talking to? Seems I blanked out there in my rage.

  • JellyWoo

    Can you buy a computer from any store to participate in this progra,?

  • JellyWoo

    Can I buy a computer from any store to be eligible in the program?

  • JellyWoo

    Should have waited…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-McKinnis/513369752 Kimberly McKinnis

    Arrrrrrrgh. Just bought a new Dell with Vista Ultimate. On the 19th… a whole 7 days before I'd qualify for the upgrade. I think their arbitrary cutoff date stinks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-McKinnis/513369752 Kimberly McKinnis

    Arrrrrrrgh. Just bought a new Dell with Vista Ultimate. On the 19th… a whole 7 days before I'd qualify for the upgrade. I think their arbitrary cutoff date stinks.