Microsoft in an official announcement has released pricing information for the Windows 7 Family Pack and Windows Anytime Upgrade. For homes with multiple PCs, Microsoft is providing an affordable solution with their Windows 7 Family Pack. This special edition of Windows 7 is basically consisting of Windows 7 Home Premium which will be licensed for installation on up to 3 PCs. It is really useful if you want to run Windows 7 on more than one PC on a home network, and share files, music and photos with your family easily.
The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available starting on October 22nd until supplies last here in the US and other select markets. In the US, the price for the Windows 7 Family Pack will be $149.99 for 3 Windows 7 Home Premium licenses. Its a great value pack as you can save more than $200 for three licenses.
With Windows Anytime Upgrade (or WAU), it is very easy to upgrade anytime to a higher edition of Windows 7. WAU allows customers on Starter, Home Premium, or Professional to upgrade to a higher version of Windows 7 without paying the full price. For a step by step procedure for WAU click here.
|Windows Anytime Upgrade Path||Price in US||Price in EU||Price in UK|
|Starter to Home Premium||$79.99||â‚¬74.99||£69.99|
|Starter to Professional||$114.99||â‚¬184.99||£119.99|
|Starter to Ultimate||$164.99||â‚¬204.99||£139.99|
|Home Premium to Professional||$89.99||â‚¬179.99||£119.99|
|Home Premium to Ultimate||$139.99||â‚¬189.99||£124.99|
|Professional to Ultimate||$129.99||â‚¬134.99||£84.99|