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FEATURED: 30,000 Windows 7 Pre-Orders in Japan
According to Engadget Windows 7 pre-order copies have been sold out in Japan. 30,000 copies were claimed from 17 vendors after just one and a half day.
In Japan you would pay 7,777 Yen ($81.1499) for Home Premium and 14,777 ($154.1921) Yen for the Professional edition.
In Canada people pay $64,99 for Home Premium and $124,99 for the Professional edition.
You can still claim your Windows 7 pre-order copy until July 11th, but some sources say that it will be sold out soon (in the US).
It would be interesting to know the amount of discounted copies Microsoft is giving out to US vendors, do you reckon it is more than 300,000?
Windows 7 is kicking the Amazon sales charts:
As of right now, Windows 7 Home Premium is dominating the “Software” sales charts, followed by Windows 7 Professional. Unsurprisingly, there is no sign of Windows 7 Ultimate, although you can also pre-order it on Amazon as well. Amazon set up a resource site with more information here.
People Interested in Windows 7 Ultimate buy (6/30/09)
Ok, that’s pretty interesting. Apparently, people who are interested in the Ultimate upgrade edition are buying the Pro edition more frequently, but Windows 7 Home Premium is only 10% behind.
Buy Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade on Amazon
Windows 7 is available for preorder in Microsoft’s own store, but you can also pre-order Windows 7 through Amazon. Here are the links:
Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade):
Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade):
Amazon is known for fast and reliable shipping, but I assume that Microsoft has also done everything in order to make their own shop run smoothly. Therefore you could also give Microsoft’s own store a try and see if they offer some of their products for cheaper!
I will add a list of products and a price comparison table to this post as soon as I have some time for it.
Microsoft recently announced how much Windows 7 is going to cost.
Windows 7 Final Prices:
Windows 7 Home Premium: $120 for upgrade; $200 for full version
Windows 7 Professional: $200 for upgrade; $300 for full version
Windows 7 Ultimate: $220 for upgrade; $320 for full version
Preorder Windows 7
If you decide quickly, then you can save between $70 and $100, because Microsoft is going to offer a discounted price for preorders. According to Microsoft, preorders are limited.
Preorder Prices (Upgrade from Vista to Win7):
Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade only): $50
Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade only): $100
Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade only): $200
Reasons To Preorder Windows 7:
Well, if you own Vista and you are sure that you want to buy Windows 7, then this a great chance. If you plan to get Windows 7 Ultimate, then you could buy Windows 7 Home (Upgrade), pay for an upgrade to Ultimate (once it’s available) and save some money.
Actually, it’s a bit disappointing to see that they don’t offer a discounted price for Windows 7 Ultimate, because that’s the edition most advanced users are interested in.
You can preorder Windows 7 through Microsoft’s own online store: *Note it’s not available yet, they will add it tonight*
Apparently, Microsoft launched their own store and is already selling all of their products online.
They also intend to sell Windows 7 online and it seems that they even featured it on their shop for a short time, but then removed it (maybe due to a contract with BestBuy?).
Anyway, should you want to visit the Microsoft store yourself, here we go:
Currently, they sell the Microsoft Zune, Halo 3, Gears of War and all of their other products.
The software boxes, we featured a while ago were real:
I’ve setup a site fully dedicated to buying Windows 7, I’ll post any links where you can preorder and buy Windows 7 there.
Good news for everyone who is on a tight budget: Due to a recession and the highly competitive MAC OS X, Microsoft might decide to sell Windows 7 for 10-20% less.
Apple is releasing a new version of MAC OS X “Snow Leopard” shortly before Windows 7 comes out, which means Microsoft might have to face a great loss of market share despite the fact that they made the best Windows ever.
Ed Bott from ZDnet revealed some pretty amazing deals from Best Buy. If you plan to upgrade from Vista, you should pay attention now.
For 16 days (from June 26 until July 11) “Best Buy” is going to pre-sell a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade package for $49.99 and a Windows 7 Professional upgrade package for $99.99, which are supposed to cost 50-60% more normally (Home: ~$120 | Professional: ~$200).
Best Buy will also offer a free Windows 7 Upgrade if you buy a PC /w Vista, starting on June 26.
If you want to be notified when Windows 7 becomes available, sign up for our “Buy Windows 7 Alert“.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 will be in *US* stores beginning October 22nd.
Great news! According to ZDnet it should have been the 23rd October, but it was pretty close!
Anyway, they did not explicitly say when Windows 7 will be available *international*.
Rumors say, that Microsoft will offer a download for both US residents and international customers.
According to “Brandon LeBlanc” they will release more details about their plans to go international shortly!
DenMurphy: that is a *great* question! We will talk more about our international plans for Windows 7 shortly. Stay tuned.
If you want to get notified when Windows7 becomes available, simply sign up for our Windows 7 Alert on this page.
Centrumxp.pl featured some of the Windows 7 software boxes on their site. This could be another fake, but if it is, then it’s a pretty good one. The software boxes are all very professional, but see for yourself:
More examples inside.
I’ve added a “Windows 7 Alert” to our “Buy Windows 7” page.
Should you require more details “Where”, “When” and “How” to order Windows 7, you should bookmark that page. I will also list the most recent prices there.
If you subscribe here you will receive a Mail as soon as Windows 7 is available for preorder or purchase.
Are you going to buy Windows 7 ? This is our current poll. The majority of our users plans to buy Windows 7 asap (so far).
Remember, according to ZDNet the current release date is the 23rd october. My advice for XP owners: You should buy Vista in June and upgrade during the slow summer months to be prepared. Why? Simply, because a jump from XP to Windows 7 won’t be hassle-free and you will get a free Windows 7 copy if you buy Vista.
Get all the details here: Buy Windows 7