We already had a pretty good idea on what the going price for a Windows 7 multi-license “Family Pack” would be, but today Microsoft has gone and made it official
. As reported earlier this month when resellers leaked the information
, the company will charge $149 ($199.99 in Canada) for the right to upgrade up to three PCs to the Home Premium edition of its forthcoming operating system. The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available on October 22, 2009, the same day as the OS’ debut.
Microsoft also announced pricing for the Anytime Upgrade option, which lets users move from one version of Windows 7 to a higher edition. These upgrade packages include: Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium ($79.99), Professional ($114.99) or Ultimate ($164.99); Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional ($89.99) or Ultimate ($139.99); and Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate ($129.99). Since the move involves only entering a new product code, Microsoft claims the Anytime Upgrade in Windows 7 can be done in as little as 10 minutes.