When Microsoft first announced its plan to provide a Family Pack upgrade for Windows 7, the company said it would be a limited time offer. Indeed, in less than two months supplies had largely run out
, leaving those who held off from updating early with the option to pay for a full retail license or getting an OEM copy and deal with a few minor restrictions -- which is well worth it in our opinion. Now it appears the deal is back in the same "while supplies last" fashion.
According to an announcement on the Windows Experience Blog
, U.S. customers will be able to purchase the Windows 7 Family Pack starting October 3, while consumers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the U.K. and other markets can expect the same deal on or after October 22. The package provides three upgrade licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium for $149.99 -- a savings of roughly $180 considering each copy would cost you $110 - $120 if bought separately.
It's unclear for how long the deal will be available this time around, but if you have two or more PCs in your home and you want to upgrade them to Windows 7 be sure not to miss it. Family Pack will be sold at select brick-and-mortar and online retail outlets, as well as through Microsoft's online store and retail stores the company now operates.