Windows 7 Family Pack pricing leaks

By on July 8, 2009, 3:22 PM
Speculation about a Family Pack for Windows 7 began mounting last week when a couple of sites noted references to it in the licensing agreement of a recently-leaked build. Now, thanks to a couple of reliable (if careless) online retailers, the plan has been confirmed along with the expected price. As noted by ZDNetís Ed Bott, the listings are particularly convincing as they contain a Universal Product Code, the number which appears on barcodes and is unique to each product.

Retailer Expercom still has the prices live on their site at the time of writing, at $136.95 for a Windows 7 Family Pack Home Premium Upgrade, whilst University IT Computer Sales had listed it at $144.95 but has since pulled the information Ė a Google cache copy is available here. If the basics of the deal are indeed three Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade licenses for around $150, then there would be no reason for those who bought the single-copy $49.99 upgrade to complain.

Expercomís listings also include prices for the Windows Anytime Upgrade product line, which includes a Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium Anytime Upgrade for $81.95, Home Premium to Professional for $90.95, and Home Premium to Ultimate for $137.95.




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gobbybobby said:

OK so I have Vista Ultimate 32 bit and want Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. On another PC I want Vista HP- 7 HP 32 bit. and on a Laptop I want Vista HP- 7 Starter. (32Bit) I bet I can't get that on a 3 pack licence.

OneArmedScissor said:

If they offer a family Ultimate upgrade, you could, as those should have a downgrade license. Of course, that's not going to cost $140.

I'm curious if they'll offer larger packages with better discounts. I could use 5, and that's not even remotely out of the ordinary considering how prevalent laptops are now.

gobbybobby said:

If I can get 3 copys of untimate at under £150 then I will. I got my copy of untimate for £100 and that was cheap. Ive got until the 7 RC Runs out so...

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