‘Welcome to the Windows Blog’ is the greeting one gets when they bring up Microsoft’s site. But when it comes to the pricing of Windows 7, not everyone is a happy camper. You see, Microsoft has given a significant price cut for pre-ordering Windows 7 Home and also Windows 7 Professional. Oops! What about Ultimate? Microsoft continues to step on the feelings on those who were suckered into buying Ultimate with promises of rich features to follow. Well get out the Vaseline Ultimate users because there will be no price cuts for you people.

Some folks are so happy with this arrangement, they have expressed their happiness over on the Windows blog this way:

korn1669

I am VERY disappointed as others are that there isn’t a discount for ultimate during that time period.  I have FOUR machines that have Vista Ultimate, so now I am going to have to pay about $880 to upgrade them to the same level in 7…

jaxim

this is ridiculous! XP and Vista owners get the SAME upgrade price?!!!!!!!!! Windows 7 is practically a service pack of Vista. It’s what Vista should have been.

Vista owners should at least get the upgrade for half price for an unlimited time. Something at least! Throw a dog a bone! This is not the way to treat your customer who bought XP, then upgraded to Vista!!!!

Microsoft, these prices are WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!!!! Take a page from Apple’s playbook! One version, One inexpensive price for everyone!

I’m a PC, and I’m mad as heck!

Hurricane Andrew

Was hoping Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate upgrade would get a special deal, but Ultimate is not even made available for the pre-order discounts being offered, which is disappointing.

nixarn

So first we Vista Ultimate users pay a huge price for a a Vista version that is not in any way worth the money and now we have to pay a even more for an upgrade? WTF? Alteast make the ultimate _upgrade_ cost as much as the professional upgrade. Otherwise it’s like double tax!

Was looking forward to W7, not so much now

Jim,

This is a load of crap!  I bought VISTA ULTIMATE 2 years ago and have fought the problems since.  I have tested 7 since it came out in beta and am not getting a reduced Price as sort of an I’M SORRY from Microsoft for buying Millenium #2 in Vista Ultimate.  We hardcore MS buyers (not piraters) and testers should get a big discount on 7 Ultimage!  But we don’t even get early discount pricing?  UBUNTU is free, and if this is truely the way MS will treat us then UBUNTU here I come!

sweatshopking

WTF AGAIN AND AGAIN. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. AS SOMEBODY WHO WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO PURCHASE WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE, I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW DUMB THIS IS. YOU GUYS trying TO GET ME TO GO OSX? this is insane, and you guys suck hard.

WhistlerAl

What a joke.

I have had to put up with vista ultimate for two years, with all the problems, and now I get to “upgrade” at full price???!!!! You should be giving it to me for free, plus pay for the medical bills for the ulcers the damn program has given me. You had better rethink your pricing or you will be losing a lot more customers than you already have due to the catastrophe that vista is. Oh, and do I have this right…I get to prepay before it is available. Brilliant!!!

There are more comments but you get the drift. There are some unhappy Ultimate users that have expressed their views.

What do you think? Should the pre-order pricing have included Ultimate? I think it should of.

Comments welcome.

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