Microsoft is bringing back its Windows 7 Family Pack for $149.99. The package will contain three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium. According to one article Microsoft is celebrating the first year of Windows 7 and wants to share the festivities with all consumers. In order to qualify for the offer you will need to be using a valid copy of either Windows XP or Windows Vista. In addition the article states that:
“Starting October 3 in the U.S., Windows 7 Family Pack will be available for purchase at participating retailers and online at the Microsoft Store,” Microsoft’s Ashley Brown revealed.
At the same time, the return of the Windows 7 Family Pack special deal will not be limited to customers in the United States.
As before, Microsoft will expand the availability of the Family Pack to customers in additional markets worldwide.
“For those of you who don’t live in the U.S., Family Pack may be coming your way too. It goes on sale in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and many other markets on or after Oct. 22 (Windows 7’s 1 year anniversary!),” Brown added.
I’m hearing that Windows 7 Family Pack availability could begin as soon as October 5th for Canadian customers, just two days after it goes live the US, but this specific detail still remains to be confirmed.
Though the official release date of Windows 7 was actually October 22nd, 2009, it doesn’t matter that Microsoft is jumping the gun. A deal like this should be well accepted.