Windows 7 Family Pack to be yanked December 31?

By Matthew ยท 11 replies
Dec 27, 2010
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  1. According to an Amazon product page, Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack will only be available until Friday, December 31. The $125 bundle (down from $150) includes three Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade licenses -- that's less than $42 each, undoubtedly the best value for consumers to upgrade from Windows XP or Vista. By comparison, a single Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade license costs $110 on Amazon, while a full retail copy is $177.

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  2. Wow, the digital crops must have failed this year leaving us with a world wide shortage of DVDs!
    Out of stock my foot. Just another typically lame unimaginative Microsoft marketing tactic.

    Hurry up everybody while supplies last!
  3. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    Why bother? Windows 8 will be out in a year. I'm sure the many still running XP will have no qualms about holding out till then.
  4. Windows 8 will be out in 2 years, work on your math, 1+1=2 :)
  5. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Booster Posts: 104   +10

    XP ftw!

    /cue vista/7 fanboys :)
  6. XP is still the best. Getting\setting Network stuff post-XP is a pain in the bummerinsky - what a mess. And reliable low latency audio is nigh impossible. Trading functional for surface gloss is not in my Book of Smarts.

    It's scary to think that my >9 year old XP OS can do pretty much everything faster, lighter and better than what MS has put out since. I can even make it look prettier with a bit of spit and polish.

    Only thing it's missing is uhh....umm....can't think of a single thing. Oh wait, 64-bit support for more than 3GB usable memory. Oh wait, I forgot. I RARELY need more memory than that and VM makes up for it in the those precious few moments that I do.
  7. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    Agreed but what if Chevy never released a new model bc the 2006 model was just fine. the market demanded another MS OS and though it wasnt necessary to ALL of us it was needed.
  8. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Windows 7 does some stuff well. Nothing comes to mind right now, but I'm sure there's something...
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,983   +2,527

    I can think of two big ones;
    Windows 7 has made the 64 bit computing environment a practical reality for the PC. It has also simplified achieving true AHCI HDD operation, without the aggravation of a driver hunt and a floppy drive.
  10. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 46

    xp will hold out for sometime, most games and softwares are layout in 64-bit versions. im also aware of that detected memory capacity issue.
  11. Finally. Watch out Ebay. Capitalist pig in motion.
  12. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Yea wow thanks for locking it down to US shipments only, f-ing tools. Why can US customers get it at 125$ and Canada has to pay 292.60$, really last I checked the exchange wasn't THAT bad.

    Honestly a really big fat F U Microsoft.

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