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*
Also, if you buy a PC /w Windows Vista from tomorrow on, you can get a free Windows 7 upgrade.
Windows 7 E (EU) Can’t Upgrade From Vista
Starting July 15th, residents of the EU can buy Windows 7 at the discounted price. However, there will be no direct upgrade. Unfortunately, Windows 7 E (for EU) will not come with a preinstalled IE8 due to decisions of the cartel office; that means an upgrade from Vista won’t be possible at all!
What About Windows 7 Starter And Home Basic ?
Home Basic will be only available in specific countries.
Windows 7 Starter will be available on many netbooks that are being sold by Asus, Dell and other companies.
Microsoft added a message to the top of their store:
“Thursday, June 25, between 4 p.m. and midnight, PDT, Microsoft Store will be making site improvements”
I suppse they are preparing the Windows 7 preorder launch. Good stuff!