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.
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.